Pokémon GO Fest: The Good, The Bad, and The Gastly #PokemonGOFest

by Sharilyn on Jul 24 2017 |


If you saw our updates on Facebook and Twitter Saturday, you know some things went down. But here is our review of the entirety of Pokémon GO Fest. Read full story...

Trainers Get Ready! First Legendary Pokémon Will Be Available At Pokémon GO Fest This Weekend!

by Dave on Jul 20 2017 |


On July 22, thousands of Trainers in Grant Park for Pokémon GO Fest and the millions of others around the world will be working together to unlock in-game bonuses for the entire Pokémon GO community. If they manage to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokémon will be revealed in Grant Park. Read full story...

Ride the Pokemon-themed train in Japan This Summer!

by Amy on Jul 14 2017 |


Riding trains in Japan is always a treat. With the plush seats, immaculate cleanliness and quiet ride, what’s not to enjoy? What would make the experience even more entertaining would be if you could spot your favorite Pokemon characters like Pikachu along the trip. Now you can with a Pokemon-themed train called “Pokemon with You!” 40,000 fans have ridden on the train since 2012. This year, it’s returned once more with some upgrades. Read full story...

Pokémon GO Fest Chicago Will Involve Players Worldwide

by Sharilyn on Jul 13 2017 |


Don't worry if you couldn't snag a ticket to Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, you'll still be able to get in on the rewards. The first ever official Pokémon GO event is taking place in Grant Park on July 22nd. But you don't need to be there to take part in some of the challenges, or to reap the benefits. Read full story...

4 Places You Might Want To Consider Putting On Your Japan Trip Itinerary List!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jul 11 2017 |


Ready to visit Japan? As a first time visitor to Japan, planning an itinerary can be a daunting task. Japan is a country of breathtaking landscapes, picturesque architecture, and a vibrant culture. During America's summer months of June and July, Japan experiences its rainy season; followed by a hot and humid August. Plan your itinerary and packing accordingly! Be sure to bring your camera and comfortable shoes to visit this top destinations and attractions in Japan.

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World’s First Starbucks with Tatami Rooms Opened Last Week in Kyoto

by Amy on Jul 05 2017 |



Kyoto is Japan’s ancient capital with a multitude of historic attractions and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, a new attraction can be added to your touring list when you visit this gorgeous city: Starbucks. Starbucks Japan has opened inside an old two-story Japanese home that is over 100 years old in Kyoto. The home-turned-store faces Ninenzaka, a popular street lined with traditional shops that leads from Kiyomizu temple to Kodaiji temple. Read full story...

Check Out The Pokémon GO Fest Wristbands! Plus A Warning...

by Sharilyn on Jun 26 2017 |



Pokémon GO Fest is coming to Chicago July 22nd, and wristbands have started arriving for those lucky enough to score tickets before they sold out. Here at Japan Yay we got ours today and we're super excited! Read full story...

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Heading To United States And Europe Late 2017

by Dave on Jun 26 2017 |


In case you haven't heard yet - .hack//G.U. Last Recode has been confirmed for US and Europe releases in late 2017 on the PS4 and via Steam for the PC. Read full story...

Top 6 Weird (And Somewhat Convenient) Vending Machines Across Japan

by Japan Yay! Staff on Jun 25 2017 |


Vending machines and Japan! There are over 5 million of them across the country. We picked out our top 6 convenient and somewhat-weird vending machines we could find across Japan below. Check them out in the full story! Read full story...

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Teaser Trailer Released, Confirmed For Steam Download!

by Dave on Jun 21 2017 |


The announcement teaser trailer is here! And it's been confirmed that .hack//G.U. Last Recode will indeed be available on Steam for download on the PC. Check the trailer out in the full story. Read full story...

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