unusual

Walking Bingo: A clever alternative to adventure games like Pokémon GO

How many everyday Japanese icons can you find on a neighbourhood stroll?

Read More

We visit the “vending machine that makes wishes come true”

A rather unusual place to have your dreams granted in Japan.

Read More

Sliced Black Thunder: A chocolate bar for toast

The Black Thunder for Toast makes us rethink the way we eat chocolate bars.

Read More

We try Domino’s Japan’s new pizza rice bowls

Chain’s first-ever dough-free pizzas remind us of another popular Japanese-fusion dish. 

Read More

Domino’s now sells pizza rice bowls in Japan

“Ultimate collaboration between pizza and Japanese food” comes in seven mouthwatering varieties. 

Read More

We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

Read More

Domino’s pizza now comes with tapioca and dango ball stuffed crust!【Taste Test】

Dinner and dessert together in one pizza–great for convenience but is it great for flavour?

Read More

Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

Read More

Starbucks Mooncakes: a beautiful and delicious take on a traditional product

Only available in certain countries for a limited time, these regional cakes come with a number of gorgeous details.

Read More

What is this weird train spotted at a Japanese railway station?

Can you guess what the bizarre-looking vehicle is used for?

Read More

Unusual fish tanks lure visitors to old Japanese shopping district in Nara Prefecture

Inside a phone booth, a table, and in the shape of an old Japanese lantern, these fish tanks are some of the most unusual we’ve seen.

Read More

Don’t trust your eyes! Let these unique pieces of art challenge your perception of reality

Getting tricked is usually no fun, but not in the case of brilliant art that tricks the eye. Take for instance, the work of Japanese art university student Hikaru Cho, an example of which is shown in the picture above. Does that look like an ordinary cucumber to you? We certainly wouldn’t blame you if you said it does, but read further to find out what the object really is!

Read More

Japanese customers are raving about a bath mat made from soil

This bath mat is so popular that it’s sold out on many of its retail websites. The reason for its popularity? It’s said to feel so good and absorb moisture so well that it surpasses anything that’s come before it. Oh, and it’s made entirely from soil.

Read More

Eat Pray Love… and Drink Starbucks Coffee in a Breathtakingly Beautiful Balinese Village

Starbucks is well-known for taking up residence in some unusual places. They’ve had a pop-up store in Tokyo and they even have a historical western-style house house in Kobe.  But in the beautiful mountain village of Ubud, Bali, there’s a more subdued Starbucks. Set up in an old storehouse, and blending perfectly with the environment, you wouldn’t instantly think this was part of a global coffee franchise.

We went to check out this unique coffeehouse and found it to be incredibly beautiful and serene. Out of all the Starbucks stores we’ve visited across the world, this is by far the one we recommend the most. With an exceptionally unique atmosphere, we bring you four reasons why this may very well be the best Starbucks in the world.

Read More