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The Otaku Paradise in the New Shibuya PARCO 2019

by Zoria Petkoska At the beginning of 2019, Tokyoites were surprised and delighted by art from the cult classic Akira appearing on construction fences in Shibuya. The art seemed deliberate, and it was not graffiti, which made otakus even more curious as to who was behind this. This is because graffiti is illegal and very…

Anime Pilgrimage: 10 Different Cities you can visit

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anime vs. Reality (@animes_vs_reality) on Sep 13, 2019 at 8:15am PDT Without any doubt, anime also contributes to the tourist boom in Japan, in addition to helping the overall Japanese economy. Some otaku fans visit Japan and embark on anime pilgrimages. Want to go to an…
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K-Pop Vs J-Pop

You have recently heard a lot about “K-Pop” or “J-Pop” but those words sound extraterrestrial to you? Or you are simply a curious fan willing to always know more about your favorite musical genres? Then follow us, you are at the right place! In this article, we will start from the roots of both genres…

Autumn Afternoon Tea 2019 – 3 Tokyo Spots Worth the Hype!

by Zoria Petkoska & Martin Danker What’s there not to love about Autumn? The weather finally becomes cooler, all those hellish mosquitoes that tormented people during summer perish, and delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables start bringing a special touch to the local cuisine. Japan loves its seasons and equally loves creating seasonal menus and products to go with…

Real Halloween Pumpkin Field in Tokyo

Halloween has come a long way from Ireland to America from Pagans to Pumpkins and now celebrated and recognized across the globe, including Japan. The link between Halloween and Pumpkins photo-ac.com/ Originally, it’s believed that on this magical all hallows eve the glowing Jack-O-lanterns were carved from turnips and gourds, and lit with coal. But…
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KRISPY KREME Japan Unveils the Halloween 2019 Doughnuts

by Zoria Petkoska Hello September and hello anticipation for Halloween and everything Autumn themed! Many brands in Japan started unveiling their seasonal items, and Krispy Kreme is one of the most creative among them! The beloved American doughnut brand in Japan fuses cultures perfectly and blends seasonal autumn flavours with Halloween symbols. *Author’s photo Author’s…

Gotta Catch ‘em All at the Pokemon Center DX

Have you ever dreamed the world of Pokemon would be real? Your dream could come close to becoming true at the biggest Pokemon center in Japan! Pokemon DX Tokyo is the newest and biggest Pokemon center in all of Japan. It’s located in Chuo City, very close to Ginza. It has so much to offer…

Have a Manga-Filled Experience at the International Manga Museum!

Many people know about Japan through its creation of manga and the enormous industry that has developed over the 20th century. The manga industry includes a large number of magazines, websites, and even original fan-made manga distributed at events like Comic Market. The International Manga Museum was dedicated in order to preserve the vast history…

Japan Has a Mascot For Everything – Even Piracy

Everybody knows how large Japan’s entertainment industry is. From blockbuster video games to manga one-shots, you can find a wide range of genres and interests to enjoy in Japanese entertainment. Unfortunately, many of these products are prime targets for theft and piracy. Manga piracy is the most prominent, with entire chapters from popular magazines like…

Socks Rock – The Cutest Daiso Finds

Daiso is not your typical chain store and if you have ever visited one, you know why. Daiso is home to ANY product you could imagine. They have makeup, skincare, coin purses, kitchenware, supplies for your teeth, home supplies, all the candy you could imagine, stickers, socks, and the most random knick knacks ever! This…