DOMO Diner

There’s been an explosion of character themed cafes in Tokyo recently, and judging by the really long lines, fans are eating it up. Popular characters like Gudetama and Pikachu have already had their time in the spotlight, but if you’re a Domo-kun fan, you’re probably feeling a little left out. Well not anymore – Japanese broadcaster NHK’s adorable mascot is… Read more →

Village Vanguard – A Very Exciting Bookstore

Hello everyone, Shiori here again! 😃 Most people who visit Japan usually know Don Quijote, Tokyu Hands or LOFT as the go to places for shopping, because they’re full of cool stuff that are uniquely Japanese. Even if you don’t buy anything, there’s still lots of fun to be had checking out all the new and interesting things on display.… Read more →

Yomiuri Land – Tokyo’s Hidden Gem

Last week we finally got our butts over to Yomiuri Land for the winter Jewellumination, after missing it last year. Yomiuri Land is a scenic amusement park set on the hillsides of Inagi, Tokyo that’s been around since 1964. On a good day you can enjoy views of Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Mt. Fuji, and even better ones on… Read more →

Kawasaki Warehouse

When I was a kid I used to sneak out of school to play at the local arcade. I’d run up to the door, open it up to a blast of smoky air and trot along the sticky concrete floor to the Street Fighter 2 machine. Good old days. Kawasaki Warehouse brought back that same feeling of excitement the moment… Read more →

Go Wild At Zoorasia Yokohama Zoo

As a kid I loved going to the zoo. There’s no where else in the world where you can see so many weird and wonderful creatures, all in one place. In Japan you’ve probably heard or even been to Ueno Zoo, where the current stars are a couple of adorable pandas. But just outside Tokyo in Yokohama is another fantastic… Read more →

Heroes Not Welcome: Kaiju Sakaba Kawasaki

Everyone loves the good guys. The poor bad guys, however, have a thankless job, even though it takes the same amount of hard work and commitment to show up to wreak havoc and destruction every day. So after a long day at work, who can blame them if they want to unwind with a few beers and some good food… Read more →

Hanayashiki Amusement Park Asakusa

There are quite a few theme parks in Japan, the top ones in Tokyo being Disneyland and Disney Sea, but if you don’t have the time or want to try something different, we highly recommend Hanayashiki amusement park, smack in the middle of Asakusa. It’s Japan’s oldest theme park, first opening its doors in 1853 as a flower park, transforming… Read more →

Tokyo, Off The Beaten Path – Jiyugaoka

Hello, happy Tokyo tourists! I hope you’ve found some good places to check out on our blog. I don’t write often, so in case you didn’t know, this is Shiori here! 🙂 Today I’m really excited to share with you a place that not many visitors know about, a very cool place called Jiyugaoka. We Japanese call it the oshare… Read more →

Shonan T-Site

The average visitor to Japan has probably never heard of the Shonan area, although there’s a good chance they’ve actually been there – Kamakura and Enoshima Island being a couple of its top tourist destinations. Shonan is a laid-back coastal area along Sagami Bay that is hugely popular because of its proximity to Tokyo and Yokohama. The rich and famous… Read more →

Mickey and Minnie

6 Things You Should Know Before Going To Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea

Japan is really lucky to have not one, but two Disney theme parks. While the kids enjoy Disneyland with attractions like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Splash Mountain, the grownups have their own fun escape in DisneySea, where the most popular attraction is beer.   The night electrical parade must be amazing when viewed after a few pints, I imagine. Every… Read more →