8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Asakusa Sensoji Temple During Cherry Blossom Season

8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Asakusa Sensoji Temple During Cherry Blossom Season

We feel lucky that we grew up in Narita as it is home to a gorgeous Shinshoji Temple, so we rarely ventured out to other temples in Japan. This year, Crystal wanted to visit the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, which is about an hour and a half away from our hometown.

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Experience A Fascinating Digital Art Museum with teamLab Borderless in Odaiba, Japan

Experience A Fascinating Digital Art Museum with teamLab Borderless in Odaiba, Japan

When we think of museums, we picture large white spaces with artwork hanging on the walls or sculptures in the middle of an open space. You stare at the piece, perhaps read the description, and then move on to the next piece of artwork. At teamLab Borderless, it is a completely different experience. It’s a group of digital artworks that creates a borderless world where you find yourself roaming around exploring for hours in awe.

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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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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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