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 →

Luke’s Lobster Rolls At J.S. Foodies Enoshima

When Luke’s lobster rolls finally arrived in Tokyo mid-last year, we couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. The small corner shop in the posh area of Omotesando opened to long lines that didn’t seem to let up whenever I passed by. Who can resist that juicy, whole claw lobster meat tucked inside a toasty buttery bun? Not me.… Read more →

5 Things You’ll Miss When You Leave Japan

You’ve finally made the trip to Japan! You’ve seen the sights, enjoyed the sounds, and ate all the delicious food along the way. But time flies like a stick of butter off a Japanese supermarket shelf when you’re having fun, and before you know it, it’s time to go home. We know, leaving is hard, and you’re probably missing these… Read more →

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 →

6 Interesting Social Norms In Japan

Credit: Joetsu Shinbun Every country has its own unique social norms, and half the fun of traveling is discovering what they are. For example, did you know that in many parts of the world like Egypt, Sudan and Bangladesh, straight men hold hands as they walk down the street? Japan has a few interesting ones too. Some of them will… 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 →