My 5: The Cat Waving Temple (Gotokuji Temple), Tokyo.

Cat army Gotokuji Temple Cat Waving Temple Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Tucked away in a peaceful, leafy Tokyo neighborhood, in many ways Gotokuji Temple is an entirely ordinary little compound. In fact, at first glance there’s literally nothing to distinguish it from any of the […]

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My 5: Akasaka Palace, Tokyo.

Akasaka Palace Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. After a manic period of getting to grips with bloodthirsty vampires, intergalactic maids, dancing monsters, stunning owls, bemused hedgehogs, airsoft guns, hypnotic arcades and infinite anime it was finally time to calm the **** […]

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My 5: Blue Garden Restaurant – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Blue Garden Restaurant Brahms Path Harajuku Tokyo

1. February 2019. Wonderboy and I were delighted to have escaped the obnoxious crowds on Tokyo’s manic shopping zone Takeshita Street. Having fought our way onto the parallel-running peacefulness of Brahms Path, we began actively seeking out a good spot for lunch. I wanted somewhere quiet, a place to kick back for a bit and […]

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My 5: Akiba Base Shooting Cafe & Bar – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Akiba Base Shooting Cafe and Bar Akihabara Tokyo

1. February 2019. Has it always been your dream to hold a powerful gun in your hands? To unleash a stream of bullets and tap into your inner alpha male? You know, Grrrr and shit? YEAH, ME NEITHER. But in Tokyo’s crazy Akihabara Electric Town you often find yourself signing up for stuff you never thought you’d do. […]

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My 5: Pepper Lunch Beefsteak – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Pepper Lunch beefsteak restaurant Akihabara Tokyo

1. February 2019. It was early evening in Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town and Wonderboy and I were starving! Just about the only thing we hadn’t planned out that day was a place to eat, so we wandered about for a bit pontificating on the many options. The city’s infinite delights had been relentless on our […]

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Don Quijote Discount Store – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Don Quijote Discount Department Store Akihabara Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. It was about 15:00 on a bustling Saturday afternoon in Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town and Wonderboy and I had already had an amazing day. Having breakfasted at the bewildering Maidreamin Maid Café and hung out […]

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My 5: Maidreamin Maid Cafe – Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo.

Entrance lobby Maidreamin Maid Cafe Akihabara Electric Town Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. It was with some trepidation that Wonderboy and I walked through the doors of Maidreamin Maid Café just after opening time on a Saturday morning. Kicking off a full day in Tokyo’s crazy, anything-goes […]

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