Strange and Fun

Follow us as we find the strange and weird experiences, fun foods, and offbeat places that can only be found in Japan.

Harajuku Kawaii Zoo Capybara

Harajuku Kawaii Zoo

Cuddle with many different cute animals, including a capybara and a hedgehog, at the Harajuku Kawaii Zoo.

Gotokuji maneki-neko

Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji Temple is an Edo temple known for its sea of “Maneki-Neko” beckoning cat figurines. Come by for fun photo ops, as well as an interesting history.

Sanjusangendo bodhisattvas

Sanjusangendo Temple

Kyoto’s Sanjusangendo Temple houses a thousand almost life-sized Kannon bodhisattvas in a single massive hall. A unique sight to behold.

Village Vanguard Shibuya

Village Vanguard Shibuya

If you’re looking for some interesting souvenirs and gift ideas, Village Vanguard has you covered.

Daishoin Temple Miyajima

A fun, mysterious temple complex near the Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin entertains visitors with many strange statues, an exotic hall of lights, and more.

Mandarake Shibuya

Mandarake Shibuya

A fantastic wonderland of vintage toys, anime, video games, jpop goodies and more.