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Kaiju Sakaba Shimbashi – Drink with the Kaiju of Ultraman at Tokyo’s New Monster Pub

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Step into Tokyo’s newest theme pub, the Kaiju Sakaba in Shimbashi! While some people may already be thrilled by reading the name of the place, others might pause and wonder: what does that even mean? “Sakaba” simply means bar or tavern. “Kaiju” can be translated to “strange beast,” and technically refers to a Japanese film genre. Next to movies, the kaiju genre also brought forth one of Japan’s most famous and long-running series: Ultraman, or the ULTRAMAN SERIES. Its hero Ultraman fights various creatures and threats throughout the hundreds of episodes.

7 Stylish English-Speaking Hair Salons in Tokyo

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In the stylish city of Tokyo, fashion icons gather from all over the world on the lookout for the latest trends. Hair salons in particular are catering to this increasingly global audience, and an increasing number of them have begun offering their services in English, as well as offering perks like free Wi-Fi, and beverages! Here are a few of the most popular, internationally-minded, English speaking hair salons in Tokyo.

The Top 10 Original Japanese Drinks

Looking for a nice, refreshing drink can be its very own adventure when sightseeing in Japan. As you scour convenience store aisles and examine the colorful selection of the many vending machines found all around the city, you’ll come across a variety of names and beverages that you’ve might never heard of before – what exactly is Pocari Sweat? Can you drink that?! Naturally, Japan has a rich and fun selection of its own tasty soft drink varieties, from modern sugar delights to refreshing iced tea. Come with us on a wild ride through Japan’s top 10 drinks!

Ueno’s Ameyoko – Tokyo’s Charismatic Shopping Paradise of Amazing Deals

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One of the favorite pastimes of many a visitor to Japan is going on a souvenir shopping spree, hauling in as many amazing goods and deals as possible. In Ginza, people shop for high-end and trendy fashion in its many department stores and high-class duty free shops, while Shinjuku is known for its abundance of massive electronics retailers – Tokyo offers many a shopping spree hot spot. One of them is Ameyoko in Ueno, an atmospheric open-air market that offers various stores selling a massive selection of fashion, cosmetics, drugs and medicine, and even fresh food at almost ridiculously cheap prices. Additionally, Ameyoko is close to both Koreatown and Asakusa, famous for its many sightseeing spots, and since the atmospheric open-air market has always been very popular among international visitors, Ameyoko is known as extremely welcoming and tourist-friendly since many years. Let’s take a stroll through this wonderfully busy and bustling shopping area and take a look at some of its most popular shops, stores, and stalls!

How to Barbecue in Japan

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Summer time is Japanese barbecue time! The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and there’s no better time to get together with friends and family. But in Tokyo, most people have little in the way of a lawn and no place outside use a barbecue grill. But the locals have adapted to their environment to give Japanese barbecue parties their own unique spin. And with a little bit of planning, you also will be able to fire up a grill for an enjoyable afternoon.

Fishing Restaurant Zauo in Shinjuku


Tokyo is full of great restaurants. So many in fact, that you might just run short on time trying to sample them all. Do you want to have a sit-down Japanese meal, or do you want to try one of those wacky theme restaurants you’ve heard so much about?

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  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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