5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

2 Dining Districts Famous Among Locals Located Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

If you’re looking for the essence of Japanese sake, the first place you should go to is an “izakaya” (traditional Japanese pub). At an izakaya, you can try sake and delicious side dishes unique to Japan. While izakaya serve simple food, the flavor is out of this world, and the atmosphere inside is the perfect…

Enjoy Japanese Cotton Candy Like No Other at This Cute Candy Shop in Harajuku

The fashion street of Harajuku has many interesting shops where you can enjoy delicacies like no other. TOTTI CANDY FACTORY is very famous and crowded all the time because of its rainbow cotton candy, which you can’t find anywhere else. As you walk down Takeshita Street, just look for the pink building with a long…

5 Things to Do in Stunning Okutama – Easily Accessible From Tokyo

Despite the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, the metropolis is not too far from beautiful places like Hakone and Chichibu. Apart from them, however, there is another place where you can escape to, just two hours away from busy Tokyo, namely Okutama. It is just as charming as Hakone and is a must-visit. Here are…

Check Out These 3 Cool Cafes in Shibuya with Free Internet!

Nowadays, many people visit cafes with the hope that they will be able to access free and fast internet there. Whether it be to browse the web, talk to a friend, or get on with some work, this has become an important consideration. You can find access to free WiFi in many places in Tokyo.…

Celebrate the Coming of Spring With These 2 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Tokyo!

Cherry blossom season is the favorite of many people in Japan whether they are locals or tourists. Winter fades away and thousands of trees across the country bloom with gorgeous pink flowers. Some say that this is the time of year when the gods descend to earth, making these delicate flowers bloom for just a…

Get Your Otaku Game On in 2018 With the Biggest Anime Event in Japan!

Almost everyone will have surely heard of the word “anime.” Named after the English word for “animation,” anime is a style of Japanese cartoon, typically with characters having brightly colored hair, extravagant costumes, and large eyes. Anime shows have taken the world by storm for over a century (2018 is the 101st anniversary of the…

Tokyo Tower’s Top Deck Offers a Whole New Viewing Experience of Japan’s Capital!

Tokyo Tower is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations and landmarks in Tokyo. Join the festivities as the tower celebrates the grand opening of its Top Deck this March 2018! Tokyo Tower Renovations jp.fotolia.com/ Since October 2016, Tokyo Tower’s special observation deck has been closed due to renovations. The construction included the exterior…
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