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…]

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…]

Nikko and the Toshogu Shrine

If you like looking at grand shrines and temples Nikko is a place for you. It can easily be accessed on day trip from Tokyo, taking just over 2 hours (depending where you’re based of course).  It’s not the cheapest trip as part of the way you have to get the Shinkansen (bullet train). One … [Read more…]

Polar Bear Cafe ( Shirokuma Cafe) Takadanobaba

We first discovered Polar Bear Cafe about two years ago through Crunchyroll http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/polar-bear-cafe/videos It’s a cute, funny anime about a polar bear who runs a cafe., but what makes it strange is that it exists in the human world, and no-one bats an eyelid. The regular customers of the cafe are also animals including a panda, … [Read more…]