Harajuku

Specialities Culture - With devoted fans like Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and more home-grown talent Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, it’s no surprise that Harajuku has gained legendary statu...

Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Theme Parks - A nod to the famous Moai of Easter Island, the Sun Messe statues are the only replicas allowed to be made of the originals in...

Konosu

Specialities Art & Design, Culture - While rural Konosu is known for being home to the widest part of the Arakawa river - itself, Japan’s widest river - that isn't really why...

Fukuoka Yatai

Specialities Culture - One of Fukuoka's pride and joys, the yatai stalls that line the streets of the city are ideal for those who seek camaraderie; the atmosphere is...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Art & Design - Whether you're a fan or not of Miyazaki’s whimsical animation, you shouldn't miss out on the official Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. It’s an absolute...

Akihabara

Specialities Anime & Manga, Art & Design - Akihabara isn’t called Electric Town for no reason. As soon as you step off the train, you’re bombarded with adverts for all the latest gaming...

Fukaya Cinema

Specialities Culture - Fukaya Cinema may seem to be a bit of a misnomer when you actually go there. Sure, there's a mini-theater where you can watch movies,...

Tobu Zoo

Specialities Theme Parks - Dubbed a Hybrid Leisure Land, Tobu Zoo in Saitama is a zoo and rollercoaster and water park all rolled into one. Make your way to the zoo on the we...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Art & Design - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Otome Road

Specialities Anime & Manga - Interested in the 2D side of Japan? Head to Otome Road in Ikebukuro, which has anime and manga goods, voice actor CDs, doujinshi (self-published works...

8bit Cafe

Specialities Anime & Manga - Shinjuku is Inception come true for those looking to see into the future – skyscrapers touching the clouds, high-rise buildings so close that they're ...

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