Pay to have a cute girl squeeze your rice balls at "Galmusu", Akihabara's onigiri idol cafe!

Onigiri are the perfect Japanese snack food. Portable and (generally speaking) healthy, they consist of a small ball or triangle of rice containing one of a huge variety of fillings, wrapped in sea...

posted by  Yubi | 2 years ago | 2 comments

Go to (Japanese) Hells!

If someone tells you to go to hell, book your flight to Japan. There are plenty of hells to chose from! Different religious and folklore traditions combined with Japan’s natural volcanic activity h...

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Photos: Japan's First International Drone Exhibition Underway

Some 50 firms are participating in Japan's first international drone exhibition in Chiba, near Tokyo.

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TOM OTAKU Special : Let's Explore Akiba's Shops!

The TOM team is visiting the shops of Akihabara and reporting back to you. TamTam Akihabara: One of Akihabara's Largest Hobby Shops TamTam Akihabara is one of the largest hobby shops in Akihabara. ...

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Chaotic Photographs of Electric Cables Suspended Over Japanese Streets

all photos by Ikue Mio courtesy Sankei

When visitors first come to Japan one of the things that surprises them the most is the abundance of overhead electrical cables. Maybe it’s not evident at...

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Japan hotels offer tight space for a tight budget

Japan's capsule hotels are famous for their small size, and seem be evolving to serve tourists.

With Japan's tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are get...

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Japanese bookshop stocks only one book at a time

With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, the choice of what to stock can prove bewildering for booksellers. The owner of one small bookshop in Tokyo has taken an unusual approach t...

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Tsunami Warnings on Stones

The stone tablet has stood on this forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: "Do not build your ho...

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Step Aside, Pikachu! - Anime For Grown-ups!

If its feature-length movies like those of Studio Ghibli or internationally successful shows like Sailor Moon or Dragonball Z, most people have a pretty good impression of what "anime" is...

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Anime Shops of Akihabara

A customer ponders his choices in Animate Akihabara Electric Town is all too well known for the sale of its namesake on nearly every street corner. Yet while buying cheaper electronics and their in...

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