Matcha Goodies from Mister Donut For Japan

In keeping with the current matcha theme that’s active in Japan, Mister Donut is jumping into the fray with their offering of matcha goodness products and yummy things to eat!   How good does that donut look? Gion Tsujiri is a green tea specialist from Kyoto who have been around for over 150 years. They’re also known for their matcha lip balms and delicious parfaits and … Continue reading Matcha Goodies from Mister Donut For Japan

One of the coolest capsule hotels to close in Japan

Capsule hotels are completely synonymous with Japan. Those tiny sleeping quarters resembling a futuristic coffin which served many a salaryman can be found dotted across Japan. There are differences in each hotel but undoubtedly one of the coolest and more distinctive one is Nine Hours situated in Kyoto. So it’s with sadness that we hear news of its impending closure. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a reason … Continue reading One of the coolest capsule hotels to close in Japan

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair: 1st report

The past weekend saw the 2nd Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair after the huge success it turned out to be last year. The event is also known “Kyomafu” for short and was held on September 6 (business day) and September 7th (public day). The venue chosen for the event was the Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall) and it was all put together by the City … Continue reading Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair: 1st report

New Nintendo Offices Are Under Construction

Here’s a few pics now of the new Nintendo building under construction in Kyoto. The pics come courtesy of Blogtendo and the plans for the new office space came after the reveal of the Wii U in 2011. This is costing Nintendo around ¥16.5 billion which is roughly $US204 million. That’s a lot of Wii U’s and 3DS’s sold. When it’s completed, the building is … Continue reading New Nintendo Offices Are Under Construction

New video service for the 3DS

And yet another dose of gaming goodness only available to the lucky 3DS owners in Japan, Nintendo have announced that they’ll be launching a new video service for their fans. Mind you there already is a 3D service like this for the 3DS whereby users can watch different offerings from Fuji TV and Nippon TV. This new service though will be updated frequently with 2D … Continue reading New video service for the 3DS