Into All Kinds of Toys? The International Tokyo Toy Show Is Perfect for You!

Just like any other country, Japan started with traditional toys. These are folk toys reflecting each region’s custom, history, and legend. Later on, modern toys emerged. The toy industry grew rapidly due to the country’s strict quality verification system. Although the number of children in Japan is rapidly decreasing, Japanese toys continue to maintain a…

11 Things to Do in Odaiba, the Entertainment Island of Tokyo!

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, separated from central Tokyo by the famous Rainbow Bridge and accessible by monorail, subway and even boat. It is home to various small theme parks, museums, shopping malls, and boasts beautiful views of the sea and the city. It is a must-visit for families, friends, and…

Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

Enjoy a Hot Spring Bath While Cherry Blossom Viewing at This Event in Odaiba!

If hanami (花見) or cherry blossom viewing seems like the perfect setup for your ideal romantic escapade, think of how much more romantic it would be if you spend it while bathing in a hot spring. Yes, you read that right. Tokyo’s (東京) popular hot spring spot in Odaiba (お台場), Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari (大江戸温泉物語), recently launched…

Walking the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Your Gateway to Odaiba

There are many famous bridges in the world. England has its London Bridge, Australia its Harbour Bridge, and America its Golden Gate. Not to be outdone, in 1993, the Japanese built their own bridge “attraction” in Tokyo (東京) and named it Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ). However, unlike Sydney and San Francisco, Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge is pedestrian-friendly…

The Ultimate Survival Guide For This August’s Comiket 90 In Tokyo!

First things first, Comiket is for anime, manga, and gaming fans. But this doesn’t mean that those curious minds who merely want to check out the hype of Japan’s pop culture are not allowed to come close. NatsuComi (Summer Comiket) is an open Doujin Sale event that features original, fan-made manga available for purchase. So…

Must-Visit Interactive Digital Art Installation in Tokyo This Summer!

If you are visiting Japan during the summer, be sure to check out this really cool art installation which will be a major attraction at Tokyo Bay. DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab is the result of the collaboration between Fuji TV and DMM which is an online retailer. team-lab.net/ teamLab is an interactive media unit that…

Calling All Meat Lovers: Get Ready for a Succulent Meat Fest at Niku Fes 2016!

All around the world, many people appreciate a well-balanced meal because it contributes to living a healthy lifestyle. However, there are times when a particular dish is so delicious that there is a tendency to go overboard and overeat. This may not be an excuse use by everyone, but a lot of the time dishes…

Experience Virtual Reality Games With Bandai Namco’s Virtual Reality Zone!

With all the advancement and crazes happening involving technology, surely no one wants to get left behind. Gamers, in particular, also want to experience the latest in gaming which is Virtual Reality (VR). But one thing that may hold us back from getting this tech in our homes might be the price. shiropen.com/ Luckily for…
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