Food Archive

How to Buy Akihabara’s Canned Oden from a Vending Machine

What is oden and why is it canned? Exploring the shops of Akihabara and budgeting for anime goods can both work up an appetite as well as worries for one’s wallet. Luckily, canned oden provides tasty relief for …

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Animate Cafe: The Safe Space for Fans in Japan

Animate Café is one of the most popular subculture-meets-sweets chains across Japan Decked out in a navy blue and white outfit to match my favorite idol unit and carrying my trusty omanjū mascot with me, I joined a …

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Best Anime Collab Cafe: Ikebukuro Trattoria PARADiSO

An anime collaboration cafe that’s not at Animate? The struggle to enter an anime collaboration cafe has become a rite of passage for many anime fans in Japan. Online reservations are commonplace along with early morning lines for …

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Poron Cosplay Cafe and Bar

It’s always poppin at PaPipupe Polon Cosplay Cafe & Bar

Want the chance to mingle with local otakus? Just a 3 minute walk from the west entrance of Shimbashi station you’ll find a cozy bar where you and local salarymen can enjoy drinks together with an adorable cast …

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At Home Cafe New Store Akihabara

@Home Café Opens New 5th Floor Store

Akihabara’s famous @Home Café is back with a brand new store!  This time the 5th floor of their AKIBA store has been redone in a fabulous pink and brown style!  Aimed more at the female Princesses that frequent …

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