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Otona Kawaii Guide – Part 1: History of Otona Kawaii

Welcome to the first part of my otona kawaii guide. This guide will be broken into multiple parts, and exists to provide some insight into: what otona kawaii is, it’s history, and how you can adapt it into your own life. You might be surprised to learn that it already…

The Otaku Guide to Ikebukuro: Updated for 2018!

Hello 2018! This is a major update of a post I made back in 2016, with much more information that has come with multiple trips to Japan. I hope you can make good use of the information here on your own trips to Tokyo. When in Japan, all otaku make…

My Solo Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Japan Alone

I count my blessings often that I have a job that has provided me with the ability to do some traveling. I had always written off Japan as being too expensive while growing up, but between student loan and rent payments, I’ve been fortunate to scrap together the money to…

The Otaku Guide to Ikebukuro

UPDATE Find an updated version of this post, with many more locations here! When in Japan, all otaku make Akihabara their first destination. But did you know that Ikebukuro is a better bet if you lean more on the side of series catered to women? Ikebukuro anime stores are not…