Harry Potter game in Pókemon GO’s style will be released tomorrow! What else?!

Hot news for fans of Niantic developer’s games this June 2019 is the Pókemon-GO-style Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and it will be released tomorrow (21/06/2019)! Predicted to create an addictive craze as big as Pókemon-GO achieved, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will attract more players who have not played any games of Niantic, thanks to the reputation from this legendary series…

Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…

Monkey Around at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When I travel I’d rather visit the more unique places of wherever I’m at. The more adventurous, and ‘out there’ the better. I want to see and experience things that I wouldn’t be able to find back home in the United States. So, when I went to Kyoto this past weekend the Iwatayama Monkey Park…

Explore the Beauty of Tokyo’s Hydrangea Festival

When summer comes to Japan, you can tell by the start of the rainy season and rising temperatures. But with more rain means the start of the blooming season for many flowers, and in Bunkyo city in Tokyo, the blooming season of hydrangea flowers is celebrated with the Hydrangea Festival, Ajisai Matsuri. This festival is…

Get Lost in a World of Wonder: TeamLab PLANETS

Tokyo is a vision of the future, so it is only fitting that some of the world’s most stunning digital art museums are here. Located in Odaiba, Tokyo is Teamlab’s Borderless exhibit and in Toyosu, Tokyo is the PLANETS exhibit. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing the PLANETS digital art…

The Turmoil Of Japanese Consumer Electronics

Japan has been the synonym for technology and manufacturer of cutting edge electronic products for many decades. They pioneered consumer-based electronic products. Japanese Electronic Industry in itself is an inspiration for many countries to focus on the technological development of their country. Howbeit, recently this industry is struggling in the market to maintain its sustainable…

Experience the World of Attack on Titan in This Thrilling VR Ride!

A growing attraction in theme parks around the world are VR rides that immerse the audience in an intense, visceral story. From diving into oceans to flying through space, virtual reality rides are using advancing technologies to let audiences experience more. VR is just as popular in Japan as you’ll find in the United States:…

Japan Media Arts Festival Showcases a Variety of Unique Artworks

Over the month of June 2019, the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival was held across various venues on Odaiba Island in Tokyo. The main venue for the show was at the Miraikan, a museum that hosts exhibits dealing with many aspects of natural history such as the past and humanity’s impact on the earth. From…

10 Unexpected Things I Learned About Japan Only by Visiting

7/11 is the Spot If you have ever listened to the song “Tokyo Drift” from the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift movie then you’ve heard the line “7/11 is the spot”. And it quite honestly is THE spot anywhere in Japan. Back home in the U.S., I know 7/11 to be the kind of gas station…

5 Tips for Spending Wisely at Arcades in Japan

When visiting Japan, especially in the big cities like Tokyo, you might be surprised to see so many arcades around. In East Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan, arcades still thrive thanks to continued patronage and diversifying their attractions? Have you heard of Round One? Their focus on sports has made them a…