Cafe de Miki – Cute Hello Kitty Cafe in Himeji

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there, this is definitely interesting for you, so keep reading! I’m sure that some of you have heard of Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture (map). After all it houses one of the most beautiful Japanese castles. It was also shooting location for “The Last Samurai”. It can be easily done […]


Ojipan Cafe in Harajuku: Food Too Cute To Eat

After visiting the adorable Owl Cafe in Harajuku, Ali (Haikugirl) and me were hungry. It was a huge coincidence that we stumbled upon two themed cafes right next to each other in Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori. We decided to check out the Ojipan Cafe: Visited: December 3rd 2015   Welcome to the adorable Ojipan Cafe in […]


The Freaky Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku

Harajuku (especially Takeshita Dori) is known for unique and freaky fashion styles, so it’s not a surprise that you’ll also find some freaky themed cafes there. I went to one of them this month, the so-called “Kawaii Monster Cafe” and want to introduce it briefly today. Visited: December 1st 2015 I went together with Anji […]


Adorable Owl Cafe in Harajuku

I recently got to spend some time in Tokyo again and wanted to visit animal and theme cafes that I haven’t been to yet. Cat cafes are great, but I wanted to try something else this time, so together with Ali (Haikugirl) I went to a super adorable owl cafe in Harajuku. Visited: December 3rd […]


The Big Ofuna Kannon Statue

If you’ve ever taken a train from Tokyo to Kamakura you might have passed by a large white Kannon statue, wondering what exactly it might be. At least that’s what happened to me. It’s the Ofuna Kannon Statue of Ofuna Kannonji Temple. Visited: October 26th 2014 How to get to Ofuna Kannon Statue Sometimes you […]


Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

It’s not a secret that I love cats – and Japan does, too. I’m sure you know about the cat cafes in Japan? I’ve been to a lot of them and from time to time I want to introduce them to you. The most recent one I went to is located in a rather touristy […]


Delicious Noodles at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Do you love noodle soup? Do you enjoy eating ramen? Then you have to check out the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum! Visited: October 26th 2014 Access to the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館) is located in Kanagawa Prefecture (map) and makes a nice 1/2-day trip from Tokyo. It takes about 15 mins to […]


Is Visiting Tokyo Skytree Worth it?

The Tokyo Skytree certainly became a new symbol of Tokyo and is very popular among tourists. But is it really worth visiting Tokyo Skytree considering it’s quite pricy to go up there? Visited: October 20th 2014 When I moved to Japan in 2008, there was no Skytree (as it was completed in 2012). For me […]


Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple in Kyoto

Kyoto has so many great sights to offer, but there are some less known gems you should check out as well. They are well worth it! Like Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple in the neighborhood of the famous Arashiyama. Visited: October 4th 2014 Why You Should Visit Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple (愛宕念仏寺) is located near […]

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