Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Parks & Gardens - 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...

Saitama Shintoshin

Specialities Shopping - If you're looking to get some shopping done in Japan but don't want to brave the crowds, taking a small trip outside of Tokyo to...

Ikebukuro

Specialities Shopping - Ikebukuro really has it all-in-one. This once small historical village, (literally meaning "pond bag"- classy) has grown into a shopping and anime par...

Koshigaya LakeTown

Specialities Shopping - Tokyo can be said to have many things but space probably isn't one of them. For a change of pace, check out Koshigaya LakeTown in...

Akihabara

Specialities Anime & Manga, Shopping - 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...

Omotesando Shotengai

Specialities Shopping - Not to be confused with Tokyo’s upscale shopping district, Omotesando Shotengai on Miyajima is a souvenir and gourmet snack route stretching 350 meter...

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Imagine stumbling upon something that has been dead for over a millennium and bringing it back to life, and you'll have an idea of what...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities Parks & Gardens - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

Otome Road

Specialities Anime & Manga, Shopping - 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 ...

Omiya Bonsai Village

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Picture the scene: an old man tends to a bonsai tree and cheerfully talks about how it came to him. He must be over seventy...

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