Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea 2016

Disney’s Halloween 2016 was a particularly good year for anyone visiting Tokyo Disney Resort in the week leading up to the big day, because this year they allowed adults to dress in costume at both parks during the same week. We’ve been enjoying Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort for several years now, and when it comes to costumes and cosplay, 2016 was one of the best.

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Aqua City Odaiba Shrine: on top of a building in Tokyo

If there’s anywhere in the world where you’ll find a shrine on top of a large building, it’s Japan. Aqua City Odaiba Shrine creates a great juxtaposition between traditional and modern Japan, and has spectacular views of the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo Bay.

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Hello Kitty Mini Pancakes: bite-sized Sanrio themed treats

Themed cafes and restaurants are great for when you want to sit down for a full meal, and when it comes to eating themed snacks on the go, Japan has this covered too. Diver City shopping centre on Tokyo’s island of Odaiba has an official Hello Kitty store which sells mini Hello Kitty pancakes. We recently tried all four flavours.

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Café de Miki with Hello Kitty: delicious and kawaii pancakes in Tokyo

Café de Miki with Hello Kitty is located in Diver City, one of several large shopping centres on the man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. It specialises in a small but tasty range of Hello Kitty themed pancakes, lattes and other Hello Kitty treats.

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Hotel Gundam Style: inside the exclusive anime hotel suite

We spent a night in the enormous Gundam suite. If you’re after an anime themed hotel room and you’re into the Gundam series, look no further than Grand Pacific Le Daiba X Gundam Front Tokyo Project Room-G. The exclusive Gundam themed hotel rooms are the ultimate way to spend a night in total Gundam style – read on to find out everything you could possibly want to know about it.

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Diver City Tokyo: the ultimate Gundam experience

Diver City Tokyo Plaza is located on the artificial island Odaiba (お台場) in Tokyo Bay. It also happens to be a place of pilgrimage for many hardcore Gundam fans. Gundam (ガンダム) is an anime franchise revolving around giant robots (“mecha”) known as “mobile suits”. Diver City is home to the only full-size Gundam statue in the world. Right next to the Gundam statue is a Gundam Cafe, and inside the shopping centre is Gundam Front Tokyo – a Gundam museum.

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Eorzea Cafe: Final Fantasy XIV themed cafe revisited – new menu

Eorzea Cafe is located in Akihabara, a suburb of Tokyo known for it’s electronics, anime and video game shops. Eorzea is a Final Fantasy XIV themed cafe – based on a place in the game – which opened in 2014. We first visited in 2014, and since then the menu has been updated. We recently paid Eorzea a second visit to check out the new menu which came out in 2015.

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