Tokyo

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 →

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 →

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 →

Get Your GAME ON in Odaiba Until May 30th

The popular UK video game exhibition GAME ON is now playing at the Miraikan Odaiba in Tokyo, and we headed over last weekend to see if our princess is in another castle! If you love video games, you’re going to have a good time. Designed to be both educational and entertaining, visitors will walk through 8 “stages” that take you… Read more →

Hanne-Ichi Festival – Enjoy Tsukiji’s Best Sushi At Half Price

Psst! Yeah, you over there. Want to know a little secret? A lot of people don’t know this yet, but if the words half price and sushi sound good to you, you might want to head down to Tsukiji this Golden Week on May 7th. One day every Golden Week, Tsukiji has an event called “Hanne-Ichi” which means 50 percent… 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 →

Ippudo Ramen – Tonkotsu Ramen Made Right

There are 3 basic types of ramen in Japan – pork based tonkotsu, soy sauce based shoyu and salt based shio. I’m not a big fan of tonkotsu because it tends to be too rich and greasy for my liking – the first glorious mouthfuls quickly fade into grueling last bites. But Ippudo has managed to somehow come up with… 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 →