Traveling to a foreign country, heck, any place you’ve never been to before can be intimidating. It can be even more overwhelming if you don’t know the language or where anything is. So if this is your first time, or even your 10th time going to Japan, be sure to check out these Japan Travel apps and tools that will help you while you’re in “the Land of the Rising Sun”:
Back in December 2022, I was delighted to explore the widely popular and famous interactive art experience “TeamLab Planets” in Tokyo, Japan. Embracing the concept of Wabi-Sabi, TeamLab Planets’ full on immersive experience it one that can not be forgotten… and honestly, I’m itching to go back!
Little quick update for me with a bit of a Throwback Thursday post! All the way back in 2015, we went to Hacostadium in Japan and got to take photos of her beautiful Alice in Wonderland cosplay. Not to mention, we did so in the most appropriate setting I’ve ever seen. Check it out!
It must come at no surprise to anyone at this point that one of my favorite things in the world to do while in Japan is go to Musicals. It seriously remains a staple favorite thing of mine to do while in Japan. That’s why today, I wanted to highlight one of the musicals I attended in Japan that proved to be a very lucky snag. That show in question? The Vampire Knight Musical.
Content Warning: This article contains sensitive topics including violence and suicide.
For this trip, I wanted my off the beaten path adventures this time around to include a number of locations related to historic events. One of those locations included the resting places of the 47 Ronin (浪人). Yes, those 47 Ronin. Yes, they were real and their graves are right in downtown Tokyo (東京).
Musicals in Japan are the best. Yeah, I said it. I LOVE musicals in Japan. And that’s why today I want to tell you about my absolute, favorite, best Japanese musical experience. That of the time I went to see “Kuroshitsuji: Chi ni Moeru Rikorisu” (“Black Butler: Lycoris that Blazes the Earth”), the third musical adaptation of the manga “Black Butler” by Yana Toboso.
The new Rurouni Kenshin anime debuts today! But have you wanted to know about the real hitokiri, Kawakami Gensai, who served as the inspiration for “Himura Kenshin”? Since I was able to visit his grave this past December, I’ve gleaned a wealth of information about him. So let me tell you about this fascinating individual from Japanese history and how he compares with the infamous Hitokiri Battosai!
You read that right! This year I’m hosting a Japan Anime Goodie Giveaway on my Social Media! 3 to be exact! That’s 3 Platforms, 3 Prizes, and 3 Chances to win awesome anime related goodies straight from Tokyo, Japan! 😀 😀 😀
So let’s get right to the details!
Well the new year just came on over and waltzed right in now, didn’t it? Here’s a bit of what I did in Japan this past December, along with upcoming news about Katsucon 2023!
Sharing a Tokyo adventure with you all today, one that’s both scary and sweet! Appropriate since we’re in October right? (But actually, it’s much more sweet than scary!) And this adventure today takes us right into Harajuku, to the Kawaii Monster Cafe.