Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku: a super kawaii Sanrio restaurant in Tokyo

Japan is the home of kawaii, themed cafes and Sanrio. One of Sanrio’s cutest characters, Pompompurin has a cafe in the heart of Harajuku, one of the most kawaii suburbs in Tokyo. Naturally, we had to check it out.

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Namco Namja Town: a theme park for cats, gyoza and ice-cream

Namco Namja Town is one of two indoor theme parks run by Namco in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City mall. We visited Namja Town where we ate at the Gyoza Stadium, sampled a few unusual ice-cream flavours (from a selection of 50!) and wandered through a haunted house.

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Japanese Crepes: guide to the best crepes in Harajuku

Tokyo’s district of Harajuku (原宿) is famous for many things, not least for its youth culture and over-the-top street fashion. It’s also the place to go for Japanese crepes, a treat that anyone with a sweet tooth must try when visiting Japan. Harajuku’s famous Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street 竹下通り) is home to many Japanese crepe shops. In a quest to find Harajuku’s best crepes, we have reviewed the three most prominent crepe stores in the area.

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