Japan

Congratulations, Kyoto! Kyoto City is chosen as the most attractive travel destination by the Travel + Leisure readers - two years in a row! Unlike a whole lot of Japan, Kyoto's taken a lot of extra steps to get the honor.

Editor - July 08, 2015

A Japanese candy company, UHA Mikakuto, has released salt-grilled salmon flavored gummy candy. There are salmon flakes in the center of the candy - UHA Mikakuto pursue real salmon flavor fearlessly. It's probably a super fishy candy so you might want to eat it with rice. Indeed, welcome to Japan.
With King Jim's new Pitrec digital business card holder, you are able to take a photo of business cards using the built-in camera to scan the data and to digitally manage about 5,000 to 6,000 business contacts with one single device.
Thanko has released an electronic insect bite healer for ¥2,480. It relieves your skin's itchiness and irritation without medical skin cream. It might be magical but so far we're unable to confirm, but whatever - ALL HAIL THANKO!
TokyoStreetView: Shinjuku by Night Part II (4K VIDEO)
In the second part of Shinjuku by Night, we are walking quickly around the entrance of Kabuki-Cho and near the famous Robot Restaurant (some crazy shots here) as well as closer to Shinjuku Station.
DarcNoodles Drops by Daikoku Parking Lot (GALLERY)
Mr. Car/Camera Nerd stopped by the world famous Daikoku Parking Lot recently and snapped a few lovelies. If you don’t know what it means to go to the Daikoku Futo, then use your Google - and whether you do or do not, you'll like this stuff right here.
Toyota's New THUMS 5 Virtual Human Model Visualizes Accident Impact
The brand-new model is called THUMS Version 5. In this version, Toyota has added to the already complex modeling software additional weak and tense muscle models that allow the user to simulate the various positions in which a human body experiences a car crash.
Six Minutes to Ice Cubes with 405's High-Speed Freezer
Anyway, just 6 minutes - SIX MINUTES TO ICE CUBES! 405 estimates that, under average environmental conditions (ambient temperature, water temperature, etc.), the New Ice Maker can produce 4 full servings of ice in just 30 minutes. Have you ever waited for ice to freeze? It’s torturous - but this is fantastic.
Holding Up the Tokyo Monorail (4K VIDEO)
If it weren't for the wear and obvious age of the cars and elevated tracks, you'd be forgiven for judging the Tokyo Monorail as futuristic and technologically marvelous. And even if the big, big city is old hat, it's hard not to be moved by that ride - but what's holding up the 51-year-old inverted anachronism?
TokyoStreetView: Imperial Palace Part I (4K VIDEO)
One of Tokyo’s most popular areas, Shinjuku only truly reveals itself at night. Dirty, noisy and somehow vulgar, Shinjuku at night is nonetheless one of the most interesting places to visit in Tokyo. The ward is divided into different smaller areas that are not always welcoming to cameras at night, and for good reason...

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