Tokyo is kind of the Differentville mothership. There are so many fun and unusual things to do in Tokyo I could fill a whole blog about them…. but in this post, I’ve narrowed it down to 47 unique Tokyo ideas.
Where to Find The Banana Vending Machine, Tokyo
Vending machines in Japan are amazing. You can buy everything from them – cold drinks, soup, beer – and in one machine, bananas. Every time I’ve been to Tokyo, a trip to the banana vending machine has been on my must-do list – so here’s how to add it to yours.
Where to See a Robot in Tokyo: 9 Places You Need to Visit
There aren’t many places in the world where wanting to see a robot is on people’s lists of must-dos – but Tokyo isn’t like many places in the world. So, if you’re wondering exactly where to see a robot in Tokyo, we have the answer. Whether you want your robot cute and fluffy, slightly scary …
18 Unusual, Non-Touristy Things to do in Kyoto
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.
Tokyo’s First Female-Run Sushi Bar (and 6 Other Unusual Sushi Bars You Must Visit)
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).
A Beginners Guide to Gachapon in Tokyo
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
What to do in Asakusa: The Fun & Unusual Guide
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!
Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day?
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.
Fun Things to do in Kyoto: Hunt Monsters in Yokai Street
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)
How to Get Up Close With Godzilla in Shinjuku, Tokyo
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.