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The 6 Weirdest Cafés in Tokyo

As much fun as it is to gawk at Tokyo's shops and sky rises, it’s just as much fun to stop into a themed café to wet your whistle and enjoy an immaculately presented bite to eat.

KO Your Smartphone with these Toy Stands

Tired of boring old smartphone stands? Why not kick it up a notch with Street Fighter II characters that battle and hold your smartphone?

This Café Isn't for the Faint of Heart!

If the idea of an eyeball panna cotta and a sundae topped with maggots doesn't have you screaming in terror, the stomach-churning 'Shojo Tsubaki' café might be up your alley.

5 of Japan's Weirdest Burgers

The culture of 'kawaii' may well have influenced both burger chains and hole-in-the-wall cafés to come up with burgers that are not only tasty, but also Instagram-worthy.

Pin Your Hair Up with Mini Japanese Weapons

These gorgeous hairpins will have you ready to turn heads and defeat foes.

Sadako & Kayako Face Off in Baseball

Two of Japan's scariest spirits take a break from haunting houses to participate in a ceremonial first pitch.

Japan's First Hedgehog Café has Arrived!

You can now add hedgehogs to the list of cute animals to visit on your next trip to the Japanese capital.

Would You Like Some Burger with Your Bacon?

A whopping 1,050 strips of bacon are sandwiched between two buns on this customized Burger King Whopper!

7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles

The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!

10 Horrific-Looking Yet Tasty Foods from Japan

What some find strange to eat, others see as a typical delicious meal!

'Henn-na Hotel': Smart, Weird & Wonderful

The Henn-na Hotel has garnered global interest because robots handle many of its services.The hotel’s management concept is also designed to trim labor costs and conserve energy as well!

You're Never Too Old to Cosplay

66-year-old Tomoaki Kohguchi proves that as long as you're young at heart, and have the dexterity to sew, anyone can cosplay!

'Yurukyara' 101

Japan's cute mascots, often based on regional animals or foods, are known as 'yurukyara.' You've probably seen these fun and cuddly characters, but where did the idea come from?

Half Girlfriend, Half Soup Cooling Machine

Why exhaust yourself blowing on your noodles to cool down your soup when you can build your own girlfriend to do it for you?

Guardian of Travelers Now on Traffic Cones

These traffic cones are not only a sign of danger ahead, but will also protect you on your journey.

How to Get Your Lazy 'Senpai' Off the Couch

ARuFa tries to get his lazy 'senpai' to take a trip with him.

Navigating Japanese Umbrella Culture

The Japan Guy tackles an age-old philosophical question: 'What's the deal with umbrellas here in Japan?'

Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures

Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.

4 Very Creepy Ryokan

Is there anything cooler than a 'ryokan' with a bit of a thrill? These Japanese inns just might give you a chill!

Sssssip With Care At These 4 Reptile Cafés!

In a country where sipping tea with cats and boozing it up with penguins aren’t (so) out of the ordinary, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that coffee with reptiles is also now an option.

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