Figures and Cosplay and Robots oh my! – Wonfest Summer 2014

Being the home of Otaku culture, it’s no wonder that Japan has a series of events dedicated to anime, manga, video games and the like. Twice a year in Tokyo, Wonder Festival is an event that showcases various figures and model kits from some of the countries finest manufacturers, as well as massively talented individuals … [Read more…]

Asagaya Anime Street

At the end of March (2014) Tokyo opened a new area under the train line between Asagaya and Koenji. The area is known for having some of the major animestudios based nearby, and they’ve all come together as one collaboration to capitalise on anime tourism. You might be thinking ‘It already exists, it’s called Akihabara!’; … [Read more…]

Japans Rabbit Island – How to get to Okunoshima

If you haven’t already heard, one of Japans smaller islands in the Seto inland sea (between Shikoku and Honshu islands) is home to a huge population of rabbits. It’s a bunny lovers paradise as the picturesque scenery and nature trails are covered in the hoppy little things. Recently it’s become a bit of a tourist … [Read more…]

Edogawa Move!

Sorry it’s been a while between posts folks, things have been pretty busy as we finished our volunteer month at Heart Tokushima (something we would recommend to anybody who wants an excuse to visit Shikoku and will write more on later). After a quick visit to Hiroshima we headed back up to Tokyo to start … [Read more…]