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…]

Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu Museum 2 – Sweet Costumes in the Candy Forest

Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu is well know for her crazy Harajuku style costumes and quirky music videos. (If you haven’t heard or seen any of her videos check out some of them through the post). This is her first video and still the most famous. When I discovered that her costumes would be on display in … [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…]