Top 80 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture, in 2018

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi, it’s the otaku culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga, anime, cosplay, and themed cafés. While Tokyo is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek on is hands down Akihabara. In…

Appreciate the Arts This Golden Week by Visiting These 3 Exhibitions in Tokyo

For all culture lovers out there, here’s great news for you! Since Golden Week 2017 has already started, you may do a little bit of holiday escapism that can inspire and invigorate you. So if you happen to have no plans of going out this holiday, might as well visit some of Tokyo (東京) City’s…

Check Out the Tokyo Police Mascot and His Adorable Safety Video for Kids!

Japan has mascots everywhere, from organizations to different varieties of events. They’ve been created to promote places, regions, businesses and the like. Even the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁) has a mascot! His name is Pipo-kun (ピーポくん). Pipo-kun is a little guy who looks like a mixture of different animals. He likes hovering on police…

Taste Some of the Best Custard Puddings at This Specialty Store in Tokyo

Have you ever wondered what custard pudding might taste like if a chef well-versed in French cuisine took a shot at it? At Purin-ya BATON (ぷりん屋BATON), you can taste this mousse-like angelic dessert, perfected by a French chef. Purin-ya BATON Located in Okachimachi (御徒町) in Tokyo (東京), Purin-ya BATON is a specialty store that sells…

Learn the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Taking Lessons from This Chef in Tokyo

Japanese dishes come in great variety and regional specialties. Preparing authentic Japanese meals require some skills and they are best prepared when one uses traditional recipes. This often requires the help of a person who truly knows how to uniquely craft the dishes the authentic Japanese way. An example of such person is the talented…

Top Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2018!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

5 Things to Do in Azabu-juban, Tokyo for ‘Sailor Moon’ Fans

When it comes to “magical girls” or “mahou shoujo,” most people would think of Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン). All over the world, Sailor Moon has made a name for itself and the magical girl anime subgenre. In the series, a certain place is featured and it is said that it is the neighborhood where the story…
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Try These 4 Traditional Japanese Sweets at This “Wagashi” Shop in Tokyo!

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are also considered an art form in…

Crazy for Cheese? This Cheese Specialty Restaurant in Shibuya Is Perfect for You!

Have you ever dreamed of having an entire meal made from cheese? I certainly have and now, you can turn this dream into a reality at this cheese specialty restaurant in Shibuya (渋谷)! Cheese Cheers Cafe (CCCチーズチーズカフェ) is located in the middle of Shibuya and every dish on their menu, from the appetizers to the…

Drop by These 5 Bakeries and Sandwich Shops in Yoyogi, Shibuya for a Quick Meal!

There is constantly a lot of things going on around the Yoyogi (代々木) area of Shibuya (渋谷) in Tokyo (東京). If you are in need of a quick meal or something to bring home as a souvenir, these five bakeries and sandwich shops may be exactly what you need. Check them out! 1. 365日 ultrakitchen.jp/…
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