Planning a trip to Japan to see this year’s Cherry Blossom season but unsure of where to go and more importantly when? Check out this handy guide below which covers the major prefectures and blooming dates for 2018.
Our favourite cosplay showcasers, Rescue The Princess, are at it again, this time bringing us a peek and the cosplay fun that went down at the TGS ’17. This time they also give us a peek into some of the amazing booths from TGS in particular, the Monster Hunter booth looked amazing with an amazing set up and attendants all decked out in some pretty impressive costumes!
Time for that segment we all know and love…new TV commercials straight from Japan. Well, specifically from YouTuber JPCMHD! I’ve given up giving each update a volume number as I’d run out of numbers! Anyways, this time around we have a fresh batch of ads for mobile games, amusement park Fuji Q Highlands, J-Pop, TownWORK, Monster Hunter and loads more, enjoy!
Time for a late Flashback Friday update! One part I was always worried about before our first visit to Japan was navigating the public transport system. It does help that there’s a lot of English to help the tourists but just in case you still think it can’t be that easy, here’s a little video diary update that was filmed a few years ago.
I thought I’d do something new for Friday so I’m starting Flashback Fridays!! Here’s a look at a clip from our last Japan trip when we visited Winter Comiket which is a massive attraction for cosplayers along with people selling their original manga at Tokyo Big Sight. Enjoy!
Time for a Gamer Girl update and it’s the return of a Japandaman favourite. Jazz was the first Gamer Girl we featured and now she makes a welcome return! Just in case you missed her the first time we featured her, here’s a look at that. Apart from being a Playstation gamer, having some amazingly awesome tatts, loving Japan and Star Wars, today (May the 4th) is her birthday! So make sure you swing past her instagram, give her a follow and wish her Happy Birthday!! Enjoy her new gallery below 🙂
A view from another part of Tokyo, it’s Kabukicho! It’s actually part of Shinjuku and is known as the entertainment and red light district of the area. There are many host and hostess clubs, shops, restaurants, clubs and heaps more entertainment to discover.
Ever wondered just how busy a street crossing can get? Especially one of the most heavily used street crossings such as the famous Scramble Street crossing in Shibuya? You can see what goes down using the handy web cam below!
Here’s a live camera shot of Chuo Dori which is in the middle of Akihabara. Chuo Dori is one of the main streets with a ton of otaku stores on both sides.
Yes, it’s the 03/03/17 and while that may seem like just another date, it’s also the launch day for Nintendo’s latest home console, the Nintendo Switch! I was lucky enough to attend the launch in Melbourne which took place at Federation Square which was attended by many Nintendo fans eager to get their hands on the new console at the stroke of midnight. There was heaps going on with cosplay comps on stage, a live DJ and plenty of hands on mini contests with the Switch. It was a great vibe with plenty to keep the crowd amused while we all waited for the inevitable countdown. But don’t just take my word for it, here’s a look at the event launch, courtesy of Nintendo Australia and EB Games:
Meanwhile over across the sea in the Switch’s native Japan, queues were building and people were just as keen to get their hands on the Switch and braved the cold weather to be among the first gamers in the world to play some new Nintendo action.
The following pics are courtesy of Twitter user Jon Cousins who has been recording the proceedings in Japan for the Switch launch.
And lastly…the first thing I did after I got home this morning at 1:30AM was to do an unboxing, of course. You can check that out below.
Hope everyone who wanted a Nintendo Switch at launch were lucky enough to receive one and are having loads of fun with it!