Tsuboya Pottery Street

Specialities Traditional - It’s no exaggeration to say that Tsuboya Pottery District is the bona fide birthplace of yachimun - a regional word describing all pottery made by...

Mt Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall

Specialities Museums - The Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall opened in 2002 in response to Mt. Unzen’s most recent active period, spanning from 1991 to 1996. During that...

National Theatre of Japan

Specialities Traditional - Noh and Kabuki might not do it for everyone, but whether you’re an avid theatre geek or a complete novice, the National Theatre provides an...

Tottori Manga Kingdom

Specialities Museums - Tottori might be the least populated prefecture in Japan but that’s only if you’re counting the human demographic. As the native 'hood for a number of...

Ueno

Specialities Museums - Forget Stacey’s mom, Ueno has got it going on. Like cherry blossoms and temple ruins? Head on down to Ueno Park. Can’t get enough of...

Hiroshima Castle

Specialities Museums - While many Japanese castles share similar architectural designs, Hiroshima Castle has every imaginable feature associated with a medieval fortress: a ...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Museums - 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 - 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...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Traditional - "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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