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See the Starry Skies of Hawaii at This Planetarium Event in Tokyo

Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU (コニカミノルタプラネタリウム 天空) at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN (東京スカイツリータウン) is starting a new event from the 20th of May, 2017. The new program is called “Aloha Spirits: Hawaii, an Island Full of Stars (アロハスピリッツ: 星降る島ハワイ).” You can experience Hawaii Island’s beautiful starry sky through this new planetarium program! Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU Konica…

Experience Doraemon’s ”Anywhere Door” in Virtual Reality in Tokyo!

How we wish that Doraemon (ドラえもん) existed in the real world! So many of our problems could be so easily resolved. Sadly, this is wishful thinking for now, but all hope is not lost! The incredible technology of our times means that we can experience fantastical worlds through VR (virtual reality) from the comfort of…

Don’t Miss Sumida Aquarium’s Special Art Exhibition in Tokyo!

There is currently a special collaboration between Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) and Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館), which has a theme of jellyfish and flowers. This exhibition, therefore, was appropriately named Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish. Mika Ninagawa ninamika.com/ Mika Ninagawa is a contemporary photographer who is known for her unique style – incorporating bright colors and cinematic framing,…

The Top 10 Shopping Districts in Tokyo for Fashion Enthusiasts

Fashion has become synonymous with well-known places like France, Italy, and the US. These countries house the big names for haute couture and were the first to forward fashion as something more than just clothing. Any major fashion enthusiast would easily pick any of these places given the chance of a shopping spree. The contributions…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the ’90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…

The Kawaii “Gudetama Cafe” in Tokyo for a Limited Period of Time!

The character A Gudetama Cafe has opened in Tokyo Sky Tree Town. Now I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Gudetama, but Gudetama is a new character created by the Japanese character product company Sanrio. Gudetama is another character created by the company that made the globally popular character Hello Kitty. static1.squarespace.com/ Gudetama is a…