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.

Kabukicho - Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Kabukicho Shinjuku

Considered the red-light district in Shinjuku, Kabukicho is rowdy in the daytime and a little sketchy (but not really dangerous) at night.

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.