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10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

4 Owl Cafes in Tokyo Animal Lovers Should Check Out

Upon hearing the phrase “animal cafe,” one would often think of dog and/or cat cafes. But in Japan, there has been a surge of different types of animal cafes – one of which is an owl cafe. Just like any other animal cafe, you get the chance to interact with owls for a period of…

Cafe-Hopping in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo: 29 Cafes You Should Visit

Shimokitazawa (下北沢) has been gaining popularity as a hip and trendy neighborhood. With an abundance of shops and cafes, it is very easy to see why this suburb in Setagaya-ku (世田谷区) is being called as the newest must-visit place in Tokyo. It is also popular among the Japanese youth and is one of the top…

Looking to Volunteer in Japan? Help Out at Your Local Cat Cafe!

While the popular cat cafes are usually associated with Japan, you may be interested to know that the first ever cat cafe was actually opened in Taipei (in 1998). However, Japan is where the trend has really taken off and there are dozens of cat cafes across the country, with more than 50 in Tokyo…

Don’t Like Cats? Here Are 5 Dog Cafes in Japan to Visit Instead!

You may know that in Japan, there is a huge amount of unique and charming little establishments called cat cafes, rightfully named for the cats that live there. These felines are available for you to pet and play with while you enjoy a cup of coffee, and their popularity remains high, with the most frequently…

Ever Wanted to Pet a Big Beetle? Come to Mushi Mushi Land in Fukushima!

Have you ever heard of ‘Mushi Mushi Land’? It sounds a bit like a fluffy bunny place, but it actually is something quite different: ‘mushi’ means ‘bug’ in Japanese and Mushi Mushi Land is a nature park in Fukushima which has been dedicated to the study and display of insects. The place is abundant in…

Enjoy Playtime at Tokyo’s Latest Hedgehog Cafe for Real Sonic Adventures!

For many people, the word “hedgehog” may conjure up images of a speeding blue blur that stars in the second best selling video game series of all time, but the reality is more prickly. Capitalizing on their recent popularity, as well as the wild success of various other animal cafes, Roppongi hedgehog cafe, Harry gives…

Visit This New Cafe in Nagoya For Some Owl Loving

If you’re an animal lover or if you are still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts, you have likely wanted to hold an owl. Fortunately, in Japan, this is possible! Japan is known for its wide array of animal cafes, and recently owl cafes have been gaining popularity. While owl cafes have existed in Tokyo…

Need Some Dog Love? Go to Dog Heart Cafe in Tokyo for a Cuddle or a Walk!

One of the things that japan has in abundance are cafes of all sorts ranging from regular cafes to owl, rabbit, and the already quite famous cat cafes. One type cafe is not so well-known but still quite popular: dog cafes. Because of the lack of space in many Japanese city houses and apartments, and…
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