Our Awkward Experience at the Maid Cafe in Akihabara, Japan

Our Awkward Experience at the Maid Cafe in Akihabara, Japan

I have visited a Maid Cafe years ago when I went with a group of friends, but Ryan had never experienced one before, so we made sure to visit one this time while we were in Japan. Maid Cafes have been in Japan for awhile now and they are popular among otakus (Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom) and tourists. They are cafes with waitresses dressed as maids and they treat their customers as “masters”.

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi Hills Japan

Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi Hills Japan

Grand Hyatt Tokyo is located in Roppongi Hills and it's an outstanding location right in the center of everything with shopping, entertainment, restaurants and more. It was perfect for our one night stay because we wanted to visit a couple of places that were within walking distance from the hotel: Hedgehog Cafe and the Mori Art Museum

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The Super Kawaii Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku

The Super Kawaii Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku

I was on a hunt for the cutest cafes in Japan and came across Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku. Japan is well-known for creating kawaii (cute) dishes and this cafe did not disappoint. The entire yellow cafe explodes with cuteness from their decor to tabletop settings to dishes.

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Having Fun Eating Sushi in Japan at Kura Sushi

Having Fun Eating Sushi in Japan at Kura Sushi

Sushi is everywhere in Japan and there’s a wide range of sushi restaurants to choose from. You can go from chain sushi restaurants to the uber expensive sushi places like Sukibayashi Jiro from the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. We wanted to have fun while eating our sushi, so we went to Kura Sushi.

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Robot Restaurant in Japan - The Most Wacky and Awesome Show You'll Ever Experience

Robot Restaurant in Japan - The Most Wacky and Awesome Show You'll Ever Experience

I’ve been hearing a lot about Robot Restaurant lately, so I had to go check this place out for myself while I was in Japan. It’s a pretty expensive show at ¥8,000 (~$80), but if you go to Beauty of Japan and purchase your tickets in advance, you’ll get a 16% discount, making it  ¥6,700 (~$67) for the show. 

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Our Bizarre Hedgehog Cafe Experience in Tokyo

Our Bizarre Hedgehog Cafe Experience in Tokyo

We were staying at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo and discovered that there was a hedgehog cafe within walking distance from our hotel. Margot Robbie went to this same cafe a few months prior and her instagram photo of her holding one of the hedgehogs was adorable. Since we already visited the Owl Cafe and liked it so much, we had to visit the hedgehog cafe too.

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My Neighbor Totoro + Cafe = The Cutest Cream Puffs in Japan

My Neighbor Totoro + Cafe = The Cutest Cream Puffs in Japan

Are you a fan of of the anime character Totoro or cream puffs? We are! That is why we went to this cute little cafe that was located slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Shirohige's Cream Puff Shop is a small little bakery and cafe located in Setagaya, Japan.

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Luxurious Stay at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel in Japan

Luxurious Stay at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel in Japan

The Conrad Tokyo hotel in Japan is probably the most luxurious hotel we have ever stayed at. Everything about this hotel was top notch and we were impressed with just about everything the hotel had to offer. Right from the start, when we arrived, they made us feel like we were very important guests of theirs. 

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Celebrating Tokyo DisneySea's 15th Anniversary in Japan

Celebrating Tokyo DisneySea's 15th Anniversary in Japan

In 2016, Tokyo DisneySea celebrated its 15th Anniversary. DisneySea is located right next to Tokyo Disneyland and in 2013, it was the third most visited theme park in the world. The 176-acre park was originally aimed to entertain adults, but they have expanded and added several attractions for children as well. 

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Making the Trek To See the Wild Snow Monkeys in Japan

Making the Trek To See the Wild Snow Monkeys in Japan

Visiting the snow monkeys in Japan has been something I have wanted to do for years, but never had the time to visit them until now. We made an ambitious trip to Yudanaka in one day, where the snow monkeys are located, and it was quite a trek, but so worth it.

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Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is quite popular with world-class exhibitions and contemporary art. At the time we went, there was a great 'Universe and Art' exhibit going on that we were interested in checking out. If you are a fan of space, astronomy, astronauts, aliens, Galileo, Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, or teamLab, than this is a must-see exhibit. 

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Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Only have a few days in Japan, but want to explore as much of the country as you can? That was the dilemma we ran into, but we figured out how to fit in 5 cities in 4 days. 

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Japan Will Always Be Our Home

Japan Will Always Be Our Home

This is a bit of a throwback, but wanted to share it to those of you who have stumbled across our site recently. Every year we try to make a trip back home to Japan. Although we both reside in the United States now, our family (parents, siblings, relatives) still live in Japan. 

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