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Article by Mike B

Racing Back onto the Scene: Tamiya 4WD Racers!

Wall full of nostalgiaWhen I was a kid, a type of model race car zoomed into the market and won over the hearts of kids and adults alike.  Tamiya, long known a

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Article by Sam Lesmana

What are Tenugui?

I'm here today to present to you one of my favourite things to buy in Japan. I'm not much of a shopper so I don't often buy gifts or souvenirs, however I do mak

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Sight in Tokyo

Takadanobaba Mikado Arcade

Located in Tokyo's student village of Takadanobaba, this gaming arcade is stocked with vintage gaming machines from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Soundsgood

Accessible by Shimokitazawa Station, this shop sells American vintage toys. The items sold at the shop are handpicked personally by the shops's owner, who trave

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Sight in Kanagawa

Warehouse (Kawasaki)

Warehouse Kawasaki is a game center modeled after Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City.

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Sight in Oita

Otarabo 'Otaku Laboratory'

If you have any kind of interest in anime, 'Otarabo' is a must visit bar located in the center of Oita City. The impressive amount of figures, magazines and DVDs to keep you entertained is only surpassed by the selection of cocktails on offer!

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Tollywood

Tollywood is a theatre for those who love short films, or simply can’t sit through a full length feature without falling asleep. Some of the best and most meaningful stories can be shorts, so don’t be quick to dismiss it! This is a popular place for the young local movie buffs in the bohemian-esque district of Shimokitazawa. Images from Sabukaru Tokyo

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Mandarake (Nakano)

Mandarake is a chain of stores specialising in manga and anime products. There are a few shops in Tokyo (Nakano being the main one) with a few others dotted acr

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Sight in Miyagi

Ishinomori Manga Museum

This museum located in Ishinomaki City features the artworks​ of manga artist and author Shotaro Ishinomori. Manga and anime fans of the Sci-Fi genre may know s

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Article by Jennifer Weiss

Art from the Edo Period: The Origins of Manga

Few people know that manga, the Japanese version of the comic book, has quite a long history. In fact, the literary form is closer to art than some might like t

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Article by Angie Rin

5 Easy Tips to Help you Stay on Budget at Japan’s Game Centers

Japan’s game centers (arcades) are the best of the best: an endless selection of games, great prizes, and a super fun time! I will say though that for some, the

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Sega VR

Sega VR located in Akihabara is another good find that features a first person shooter alien game called Mortal Blitz which gives you 30 minutes of in-game action. Their 2 versus 2 game links the player up using cables and their other games like Western Cowboy and Tiger Knight, requires the player to sit on the saddles in a shooter game. Their games offer variety and a fun arcade like experience. Keep in mind that you need to purchase each game that you play separately.

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Sight in Hyogo

Hello Kitty Smile Awaji Island

Heading to Hyogo prefecture? Well make sure to make a pit stop at Hello Kitty Smile, a complex featuring fine dining restaurants to art galleries and more, all Hello Kitty themed 😻

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Sneak Peek Into to the Permanent Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo

Giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the Pokemon Cafe from yours truly Sharmander and Akidearest!

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International Tokyo Toy Show 2019

Who said it was just for kids? Japan's largest toy trade show going on this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight 💁🏻‍♀️

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Village Vanguard Shibuya

The quirkest chain store selling character goods, sweets, clothing and more. A definite must place to check out for pop culture fans.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Asia’s Largest Art Event — Design Festa Tokyo

The 2-day extravaganza that brings artists and art enthusiasts together at the Tokyo Big Sight.

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Futuristic Cyberpunk Maid Cafe Only in Akihabara

The number one maid cafe on TripAdvisor's popularity ranking, a sneak peek into the futuristic cyberpunk maid cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo.

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Article by Lorelei VanderGriend

Underground Male Idol Group: Broom☆

Japan is chock-full of idol groups that have made it big. To fans, they are faraway and untouchable. But what if you could have a more sincere and close-up expe

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Sight in Osaka

Kitahama Retro Building

Located opposite the Osaka Securities Exchange and facing Nakanoshima Park, this Western-style two-storey building dates back to 1912. Declared a Registered Tan

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Moomin Bakery & Cafe

This theme bakery and cafe is dedicated to the popular Scandinavian comic and cartoon "The Moomins".

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Sight in Oita

Snoopy Tea House (Yufuin)

This cafe and toy store specializes in Peanuts-themed foods and goods. Snoopy is a very iconic character in Japan and has inspired many of the dishes and drinks

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Kiki's Bakery

This bakery was created after the image of the bakery from the Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service". The bakery offers fresh butter croissants and other handm

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Sight in Kanagawa

Sega Yokohama Chinatown

Sega Yokohama Chinatown is a game center and video game arcade right by Chinatown's east entrance.

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Article by Julia Lai

Coco Chanel Game Center

 Chanel has opened a limted pop up game center at Case B Harajuku.Here you can experience retro games featuring chanel products etc.As well trying your luck at

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Japan is making a moving Gundam statue

This 18 meter walking Gundam statue will be erected in summer of 2020, at the peak of the Olympics at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo.

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Article by Asha Mehta

Tokyo for otakus- the complete guide

This is a guide to all the anime, manga and gaming related Shopping, Museums, Theme Parks and Cafes found in Tokyo. The google maps locations are listed beside

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Article by Kerstin Yamane

Sailor Moon Theme Cafe

The new opening of the Sailor Moon Theme Cafe has already been yearningly awaited by all Sailor Moon fans. The cafe opened in the four cities Tokyo, Nagoya, Osa

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Article by Julia Lai

Ride a cafe bus to see the real life locations from the film Your Name

thumb-1920-736461.png 2.15 MBphoto  via (wall-alphacoders.com)The award winning, highest grossing film and  extremely popular anime film Your Name (Kimi No Na

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Power Up like A Saiyan with the Dragon Ball X Lipovitan-D

Power up like Goku and friends from the Dragon Ball Z series , by drinking the drink Lipovitan-D.Lipovitan-D is a energy drink popular and trusted in Japan, des

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Battledore Museum

As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to everything about Battledores, from their history to production methods. Battledore is a game resembling modern

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Battledore Museum

As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to everything about Battledores, from their history to production methods. Battledore is a game resembling modern

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Sofmap (Akihabara Buy-out Center)

Sofmap is an electronics store chain which sells new and second-hand equipment and also buys used digital goods and game software.

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You can get Magikarp Taiyaki in Akihabara!

Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake that is a very popular treat in Japan. Don’t worry though, the cake doesn’t taste like fish! Taiyaki is usually filled with a traditional red bean paste, but can be found in many different flavours such as custard, chocolate, cream and sweet potato.

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Top 5 Geek Spots in Tokyo

The Pokémon store in Character Street1. Pokémon StoreYou will probably have your biggest geek out in a Pokémon store, because who doesn't love Pokémon? There a

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Article by Mike B

Another Iconic Nintendo Character Turns 25: Celebrate at Lawson's!

25 years ago, one of Nintendo's most iconic characters came to life.  Although Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto had a hand in developing this new brand of hero,

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Sight in Kyoto

Nintendo Headquarters

Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto are not accessible to public.