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Step into the world of Japanese anime, manga, music and more. In the recent decades Japan has made a splash across the world with its unique and genre breaking cultural developments. Uniquely integrated into many parts of daily life you can find your cultural fix in both the most extraordinary and the most common of places.

ROBOT RESTAURANT: Shinjuku’s Neon Dreamland

In the energetic, alluring streets of the entertainment district of Kabukicho is one that shows off a fair amount of spotlight to pedestrians – The ROBOT RESTAURANT. Here and there are flashes of magenta...

Wander the mystic mountains and slip through the enchanted world of Moomin-Hanno

Riding the Seibu Line out of the city center, you will see gorgeous untains, lovely rivers and breathtaking scenery in general. For lovers of the great outdoors, there are various trails suitable for beginner,...

Travel Back in Time-Kawagoe

Go back in time on the streets of Kawagoe, where lovely old warehouses have been turned into adorable shops and peaceful cafés. Travel back to ancient Japan in an area lovingly called Koedo (literally...

Daikanyama–The New Chic Haven

Vibrant and lively, yet laid back, the stylish Daikanyama area is a well-known hangout for Tokyoites. Only a short walk from the dizzying Shibuya Crossing, getting lost in Daikanyama might be one of the...
teamLab forest of lamps

Mori Digital Art Museum’s Brand New teamLab Exhibit

New Odaiba museum hosts art collective's first permanent installation: Borderless Japan's famous digital art collective teamLab has held several digital art exhibitions in Japan and around the world in recent years and their efforts have been well...
Robot Restaurant Tokyo

The Dazzling Disarray of the Robot Restaurant

Offering a wholly unique, bombastic spectacle of a show you’re unlikely to find anywhere else Whenever I meet people on vacation in Japan and ask them their plans, one thing invariably comes up: Robot Restaurant. Though...
Kanda Bridge

Another 3hr trip – Akihabara & Kanda

Akihabara & Kanda   秋葉原・神田 After a shopping spree at Akihabara, why not head to Kanda for some Japanese sweet treats and see how tradition is redefined and incorporated in everyday life in Tokyo. Akihabara is...

A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival & Fuji Q Highland

The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three unique festivals in the country. It takes place at Kitaguchi...

The owl statues of Ikebukuro

Over 2.5 million people pass through Ikebukuro Station daily, making it the second busiest station in Tokyo after Shinjuku Station. While Ikebukuro is an important transportation hub, many people stop by simply to enjoy...

Ikebukuro East Exit: where pop culture thrives

Ikebukuro’s east exit is the perfect spot for everyone – whether you are an anime lover, a passionate shopper or a trendwatcher looking for the next best electronic device – this area will not...