Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Kiyomizu-dera at Fall. Kyoto, Japan. By Charlez Chong.

JPGs is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and have images you want to share, drop us a line!


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


The Palmtop Tiger

Fun fact, people regularly jumped off that balcony. Legend has it that if you survive the fall, you get a wish. Quite a few people died, but surprisingly, most survived the jump.

For obvious reasons, people aren’t allowed to jump off anymore.