Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cat Cafe 299 in Ikebukuro

Japan’s cat cafes are quite well known by now.  When I was visiting Tokyo last March, I’d already been in Japan for almost seven months, and I’d still not been to a cat cafe.  So when I met up with … Continue reading

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Akihabara Maid Cafe: Heart of Hearts

(Not the best English, but she gets points for trying.) During my visit to Tokyo, I spent a day exploring Akihabara, the mecha for otakus, anime fans, idol fans, computer nerds, and, of course, maid and cosplay cafes.

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More Fun in Tokyo: Ice Skating and the Tokyo Trick Art Museum [Image Heavy]

Continuing to recap my trip to Tokyo last March, I met up with an old friend from when I studied in Taiwan.  He invited me to go ice skating with him and his friends, and then we went to the … Continue reading

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A Taste of Shinjuku’s Gothic Night Life

Shinjuku is a bustling, busy area in the heart of Tokyo.  Good shopping, good food, it’s all there in Shinjuku.  That night, I had some very gothy plans that my high school self would have heartily approved of.

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