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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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Alcatraz ER: Tokyo’s terrifying prison hospital restaurant

If you’re the kind of person who likes their cocktails stirred with sex toys then Alcatraz ER just might be the place for you. It’s one of Japan’s oldest – and scariest – themed restaurants, and it’s based on a medical prison. We checked it out for some food, cocktails and screams.

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Uobei Genki Sushi: lightning fast sushi in Japan

Uobei Sushi is part of a cheap but tasty chain of restaurants belonging to the Genki Sushi company and found around Japan. This is where sushi, ordered via touch-screen, costs 100 Yen per plate and appears in front of you at lightning speed. It’s not your traditional sushi train where the plates ride on a slow conveyor belt for hours on end – Uobei Sushi is futuristic. We recently ate at the Shibuya branch of Uobei Sushi in Tokyo.

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