I didn’t set off in an adventure to find the scariest arcade in Japan, but that’s how things ended up. It was one of the coolest destinations I found on Atlas Obscura and I just happen to like arcades. I also like not being murdered.
In Japan, there’s a lot of niche shops and services to appeal to a spectrum of people. I skipped most things but couldn’t resist getting my ears cleaned at a maid cafe. Well, it wasn’t necessarily a cafe…more like an uncomfortable office space with cubicles.
The cheapest and most comfortable way to get from Tokyo to Mt Fuji is by bus! For only 2570 JPY you can get from Tokyo to Mount Fuji for less than half of the cost of using the train.
You can climb Mt Fuji during the summer at any time of day. People plan around catching the sunset or sunrise from the peak and my group did the same.
The fluffiest souffle pancakes in the world are in Japan! They have a limited supply and you have to get there early in the morning if you want the best breakfast in Tokyo, but these Japanese fluffy pancakes are well worth the journey.
In this maid cafe Akihabara, for 1000JPY you get a draft beer and 30 minutes of Japanese girls in ninja outfits teaching you things about ninja history…okay mostly simple games and them doing really cute stuff.
Flying from LA to Tokyo again in ANA economy (All Nippon Air). I’d fly with them over AA or United any day since the overall experience is pretty good.
In Los Angeles, Kang Hodong Baekjeong is my favorite KBBQ place. That’s favorite KBBQ in the world. In January 2017, I ate at 678 KBBQ in Sydney, Australia since it’s part of the chain. Since I’m in Tokyo, I couldn’t miss this opportunity to try the food.
A visit to the Ghibli Museum in Japan will leave you inspired and in wistful wonderment!
Oktoberfest in Japan is drastically different from Germany, but in a good way.