Kyoto might be best known for its temples, but if you know where to look you’ll also find a heap of less touristy things to do. Check out our guide to fun and unusual sights in Kyoto.
A restaurant totally staffed by women shouldn’t really make it onto a blog about the slightly quirky things to see in the world – it sounds pretty normal; but when it comes to making sushi in Japan female chefs are extremely rare – which makes Nadeshico, Tokyo’s first all-female staffed sushi restaurant, worth a visit (and it’s not the only unique sushi bar we found).
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time – and some money – in Tokyo, collecting Gachapon toys could be it. Here’s what you need to know
Asakusa is best known as one of Tokyo’s older, atmospheric districts, but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of cool and quirky sights – you just need to know where to find them. And we do!
Naoshima Island is famous for it’s display of bright spotty pumpkins – but there’s a lot more to see there than pumpkins. Here’s how to visit Naoshima in one day – and do it well.
Kyoto is known for beautiful temples and beautiful geishas, but watch out if you’re wandering the backstreets of one area – as there be monsters! A whole road full of them in fact. Check out our guide to Kyoto’s super-cool Monster Street aka Yokai Street. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Kyoto (that doesn’t involve temples)
He’s one of the most famous residents so it’s no surprise that there are a few Godzilla sights in Tokyo. Check out our guide to help you find them all (including a hidden gem that it’s very easy to miss). We’ll also explain how to book the famous Godzilla hotel room.
If you’re looking to visit a smaller area of Tokyo, then you might want to try Sugamo. It’s where the older residents of Tokyo shop – and it’s full of quirky charm (and very fluffy duck butt).
Its official name is Okunoshima but it’s better known as Bunny Island or Rabbit Island – a magical land just off the coast of Japan where over 1,000 bunnies run free, demanding snacks, cuddles, pats and selfies with the people who come to visit them every day. Yep, it’s as cute as you think.
When I asked my friend to take me somewhere very Japanese in Tokyo, I wasn’t expecting to end up pretending to escape a vampire! But that’s what happens when you visit the Tokyo Trick Art Museum. And here’s what you need to know to do the same.