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Pudding in a Bucket!

Can you imagine my joy when I was wondering the aisles of my local Don Quixote shop, admittedly after a few drinks, and I came across the bucket pudding! How many are you going to attempt?

Animal Cafes

Surprisingly, animal cafes, or the concept of a café or restaurant where you dine with a feathered or furry friend, isn’t originally from Japan but Taiwan. Still, there’s no denying it’s the Japanese that launched the idea into the mainstream, and we can thank the popularity of cat/reptile/bird cafés in Tokyo for the range of popup animal cafés across Europe, America and beyond.

Feline Fine On Cat Day!

Most everything and everyone has a day dedicated to them. Fathers day, Mothers day, Presidents day... The list goes on. Happily, cats also get their own day, which in Japan is on the 22nd February.

The Oh So Discreet Love Hotels of Japan

You can’t miss a Love Hotel. They usually look like something from Disney with gaudy designs and names that may have a double entendre.If you are driving and do actually want to be discreet for that afternoon tryst, the car parks are always tucked away and I have even seen registration plates covered over in some. Don't be shy, just go in and have a look.

Eat If You Dare: A Tour Of Japan’s Culinary Weirdness

So here for you today, I present my top 10 of Japan’s strangest foods. Some of them are actually quite tasty, if you have the courage, or the ignorance, to eat them without considering the ingredients. A word of warning though, please don’t read this if you’re feeling squeamish, or if you’ve just eaten your lunch!

The Robot Restaurant: Everything and More

One of my most vivid memories my first week in Japan was the sight of two giant fembots being lugged around by a Hummer on the streets of Shinjuku. The restaurant / cabaret show garners a sparkling 4.5 star average on Tripadvisor, earning almost universal praise since its debut in 2012.

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