New Cyberpunk Maid Cafe Opens In Akihabara, Tokyo

Japanese maids in thigh-high stockings are ready to take you to the year 2045. With so many maid cafes in Tokyo it can be hard to pick just one to visit if you’re pressed for time and on a tight itinerary.

Now, though, the choice is easy, as Japan’s most popular maid cafe, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki, has just opened their fourth branch in Akihabara, and this one boasts a cyberpunk-kawaii fusion theme that combines the world of maids with the future. Continue reading »

“Tokyo Dream Distance”: Photographer Davide Sasso Captures Surreal Photos Of Tokyo In Dark Neon

According to Davide Sasso (previously): “I’m Davide Sasso and this is my project titled ‘Tokyo Dream Distance’ where I tried to capture the surreal beauty of Tokyo at night with my camera.

Visiting Japan has been a dream of mine since I was a child and I finally managed to fulfill it recently. I’ve spent about two weeks in Tokyo, but I wish it had been more than that. I visited the main districts and took pictures there. I photographed mainly at night when all the lights come on in the city. I particularly enjoy the rainy days when the lights reflect and create wonderful colors. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk And Futuristic Street Photography By Yuto Yamada

Stunning street photos by Yuto Yamada, a talented photographer, and graphic designer who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Yuto focuses mainly on street and urban photography. He shoots a lot of cityscapes, abandoned structures, landscapes, and portraits. Continue reading »

Tokyo Was Made For Giant Monsters, Giant Girls And Camera Tricks

For decades, Tokyo has been a battlefield. Huge monsters and heroes duke it out, crushing cars like bugs and destroying buildings like they were made of toy blocks. But it’s not only miniature models that make Tokyo perfect for monsters. Camera tricks do the job, too. Continue reading »

Watercolor Illustrations Depicting Night Streets Of Tokyo By Mateusz Urbanowicz

Mateusz Urbanowicz, also known as Matto, is a Polish artist and illustrator currently based in Tokyo. He originally moved to Japan to study animation and comics and he landed himself a gig at Tokyo-based animation film studio CoMix Wave. His latest project is ‘Tokyo at Night’, a series of 10 watercolors illustrating the backstreets of Tokyo at night. The 10 illustrations were created along a path from Kudanshita that goes through the neighborhood of Kagurazaka and ends at Waseda. Continue reading »

Incredible Photos From The Inside Of The New Digital Art Museum In Tokyo


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These incredible photos show what it looks like inside a groundbreaking new digital art museum in Japan. A trip to the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless in Tokyo, which opened last week, can make you feel like they you are dreaming and aims to fully immerse visitors in the art. Continue reading »

Tokyo Lights Up At Night In New Glow-In-The-Dark Furoshiki Scarf

Featuring a special soft touch glow-in-the-dark paint, the design by Hannah Waldron captures the Japanese megalopolis’s towering architecture in a contemporary, slightly abstracted design. Mount Fuji and a star-spangled sky watch over the city on a background of cerulean blue, accented with red and white. Throughout the day, the glow-in-the-dark paint absorbs ambient light, and at night the city’s windows light up. Continue reading »

“Discover Tokyo”: Stunning Candid Street Photos Of Tokyo By RK

RK is a talented self-taught photographer, iphoneographer, graphic designer and DJ currently based in Tokyo, Japan. RK started photography four years ago, capturing his photos with his iPhone, from the shot to the editing. He shoots amazing street photography, capturing amazing portraits of people immersed in their environment. Continue reading »

From Tokyo To Paris: 4 Continents, 4 Cities, 300 Objects

A city is made of many things.

When you dream of Paris you think croissants, good wine and the Moulin Rouge. When you fantasise Tokyo you visualise sushi, technology and paper lanterns. Photographic Poster Artist, Jordan Bolton based in Manchester, England, has done just that and designed for Expedia Canada, four unique posters depicting four iconic cities: San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Tokyo. Continue reading »

Bewitching Photos Of Late-Night Tokyo That Look Like A Movie

These photos by Masashi Wakui capture the color and mood of late-night Tokyo. As the “witching hour” approaches around 11 or 12 pm, the Tokyo begins to transform. The city sorts itself between those who plan to stay in the city all night and those who must go home. The last train leaves at 12:30 pm, after which Tokyo becomes a lonely island of neon lights and cinematic moments. Continue reading »

A Meditative Photo Series Shows Tokyo’s Loneliest Moments

Yota Yoshida’s contemplative images are far from what you’d expect from the most populous metropolitan area in the world. A street photographer hailing from Tokyo, takes ideas of time and temporality to metaphysical heights in his new photographic series, ‘from somewhere, to elsewhere.’ Continue reading »

Adult Swaddling Therapy Hits Tokyo


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Participants perform Otonamaki, which translates as “adult wrapping”, a new form of therapy where people are wrapped in large swaddling cloth to alleviate posture problems and stiffness, at a session in Asaka, Saitama prefecture, Japan. Continue reading »

There’s An Old Abandoned Theme Park Near Tokyo, And It’s Creepy As Hell

Photographer Lee Chapman from the Tokyo Times visited the site, snapping several terrific photos. The park opened in the 1970s under the name Kinugawa Family Ranch and expanded over time, rebranding itself as “Western Village.” But by 2006, it was forced to close down. Today, the park looks like a post-apocalyptic ‘Westworld’. Continue reading »

26 Feet Tall Dinosaur-Shaped Mechanical Suit Robot Performs In Tokyo

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Japan’s On-Art Corp’s eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot “TRX03” performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan November 10, 2016. Stomping and roaring dinosaurs took to the stage in Tokyo on Thursday as part of a presentation for a proposed entertainment park where visitors will be able to see the realistic replicas first-hand. Continue reading »

“Tokyo Compression”: These Images Of Japanese Commuters Are Not For The Claustrophobic

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Michael Wolf’s series of photographs entitled ‘Tokyo Compression’ shows the everyday rush-hour commute of the poor souls who have to endure Tokyo’s packed subway cars. What’s most interesting is how well they tolerate the less-than appealing situation with no aggression and in total silence. Continue reading »