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Enoshima Aquarium – Life’s Better Under The Sea

Enoshima Aquarium, just 10 minutes from the Katase Enoshima station on foot, is one of the area’s biggest attractions, besides the actual Enoshima island itself. It’s one of the must-visit places if you’re in the area. Tickets start from 2,100 Yen for adults to as low as 600 Yen for kids aged 3 and older.   The aquarium has a… Read more →

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Sayonara 2016!

What a year 2016 has been! Here at Wowsabi we’re very grateful for another year of fun and good health, and we hope you had the same too. We really enjoyed writing about the things we’ve seen and experienced throughout the year and sharing them with you! In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the year’s… Read more →

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Enoshima Illumination “Shonan no Hoseki”

Winter is here, and in Japan, that means romance is in the air! The season of illuminations is in full swing, and while there are lots of places in Tokyo to see the pretty lights, none of them can claim to be on an island like Enoshima. The lush greenery, unique landscape and amazing views of the sea – if… Read more →

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Cute Overload – Character Street Tokyo Station

At Character Street Tokyo Station, you just might see your shopping budget go up in a cloud of cute, character shaped smoke. And that’s ok, because OMG KAWAII! This specialty street, located in the basement of one of Japan’s largest and busiest train hubs, houses over 25 shops from top Japanese toy brands, anime studios and TV networks. In other… Read more →

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Slurp! Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern history? At the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, you’ll get to learn the history of Nissin’s Cup Noodles through a series of beautifully designed visuals, interactive exhibits and a cute animated… Read more →

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Say Hello To Hello Kitty At Sanrio Puroland

UPDATE January 2017: Click here for a special 45% off Sanrio Puroland tickets! Why should the mouse have all the fun? The queen of cute Hello Kitty and her friends have their very own theme park in Tokyo, and you’re invited! We’ve been wanting to pay this fine feline a visit for the longest time, and a couple of weeks… Read more →

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What To Do In Enoshima Island

There’s no doubt that Tokyo should definitely be on your list if you’re planning a trip to Japan for the first time – but for those who are ready explore beyond the big city, there are some amazing adventures to be had just outside of Tokyo. One of those places is Enoshima Island. It’s a busy and beautiful island only… Read more →

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Wan Wan Land Tsukuba

Homes in Japan tend to be small, and having enough space to keep a large pet is a real luxury. That’s why most people have cats instead of dogs, or if they do have a dog, they’re usually the smaller breeds like chihuahuas or toy poodles. If you’ve been in Japan for a while like me and miss having a… Read more →

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Why Japan Loves Panties

Japanese girls love short skirts, especially junior and high school students. So much so that they’ll wear them even in the coldest part of winter. I’m feeling cold just thinking about it, but they do it anyway because showing off your legs is considered cute, and to them looking cute is more important than being warm and comfortable. Now that… Read more →

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The Wowsabi Guide To Akihabara

Bright, bustling, weird and wonderful, there’s no place in the world quite like Akihabara. The birthplace of otaku culture is teeming with adventure, and with so much to explore and so little time, where do you even start? Well why here of course! 😉 We’ve put together a list of cool things to do and eat here, plus a few… Read more →