Episodes

  • Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shine’s 10,000 Gates Explored

    Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shine’s 10,000 Gates Explored

      Adventure in Kyoto! Loads of culture and history in one city. Kyoto’s “Shrine of 10,000 ‘Torii’” or Gates is simply awesome. It’s also ranked as Japan’s no.1 attraction for foreign tourists* Yes, it can be crowded during the day, […]

  • Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori

    Osaka Street Food Guide: Dotonbori

    So you’re going to Osaka and you want some information on things to see and do — and EAT! Well, one place you shouldn’t miss is Dotonbori. (sometimes spelled Dotombori or Doutonbori) It’s Osaka’s historical entertainment district and well know […]

  • Pepper the artist at pepper tech fest 2014

    Japan’s Robot World Unleashed: They’re Here!

    Robots in Japan have entered the next stage! From science fiction to THEY’RE HERE right now standing next to you! Soon, everyday life will have some kind of robot in it. Let’s take a look at what’s here right now […]

  • John Daub and Joseph Tame dance with Honda's ASIMO at the Welcome Plaza in Aoyama, Tokyo.

    Japan’s Amazing Robots: Honda’s ASIMO, UNI-CUB and the Robot Culture

    John Daub and Joseph Tame go on location to Honda’s HQ and Welcome Plaza in Tokyo to meet ASIMO, one of the world’s most famous humanoid robots! The ASIMO project isn’t just about building a robot. From this research, Honda […]

  • Tokyo’s Monster Food Challenge: Man vs Food no.20

    Tokyo’s Monster Food Challenge: Man vs Food no.20

    [I wrote up an article about this on TokyoCheapo.com > http://tokyocheapo.com/food-and-drink/jumbo-food-challenge-eat-godzilla-sized-gyoza-free-9600yen-video/ ] A free feast in Tokyo? Imagine that! Let’s keep imagining. It’s a meal so big that it’ll fill you up for the rest of the week, you’ll earn […]

  • Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Lunch Experiment no.19

    Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Lunch Experiment no.19

    Hiroshima is one of the top destinations for foreign visitors in Japan because of it close proximity to Miyajima Island, it’s peace park and museum and the small city feel full of super friendly people. One thing you can’t miss […]

  • Japan in India: Otaku World Order no.18

    Japan in India: Otaku World Order no.18

    In this episode, we go to India to check out the Otaku movement. An “Otaku” is someone who is obsessed with something in particular — like a mania or a maniac — but outside Japan, it’s used to categorise people […]

  • Japan in India: Instant Ramen and More no.17

    Japan in India: Instant Ramen and More no.17

    John travels to India to find a piece of Japan on the other side of the world. In this episode, we’ll focus on Japanese food in India. In part 2, we’ll turn to how anime and manga are making an […]

  • The Manga Cafe Experience no.15

    The Manga Cafe Experience no.15

    Published on Oct 9, 2013 In this episode, we’ll go to MANBOO! Manga Kissa, a manga cafe that’s more than just manga and coffee. * Services * Costs * Manga collection * Booths (size and features) * Overnight options * Rules […]

  • Tokyo Game Show 2013: Let the Gaming Begin! no.14

    Tokyo Game Show 2013: Let the Gaming Begin! no.14

    TOKYO GAME SHOW is one of the biggest gaming showcase events in the world. Since it’s in Markuhari near Tokyo, ONLY in JAPAN is here to cover all the fun. I was seriously blown away by some of the advances […]

  • Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara no.13

    Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara no.13

    Published on Aug 27, 2013 Gachapon is toy capsules from coin dispensing machines that are found all over Japan. What’s unique is that they don’t only have high quality anime figures and other surprises, but they’re loved by adults as well […]

  • Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure no.12

    Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure no.12

    Published on Aug 13, 2013 Harajuku is the center of Japanese Youth Fashion. Cute and colorful, the pop fashion culture is thriving here, and John Daub goes deep into it. He becomes a Harajuku guy! What exactly is Harajuku fashion? Let’s […]

  • Anime Song DJs part 2 no.11

    Anime Song DJs part 2 no.11

    Published on Jul 23, 2013 Around the world, Anime has a large audience and is widely recognized. Fans of anime are dedicated to the art. They’re passionate about their love for anime and take that passion to the next level after […]

  • Anime Song DJs no.10

    Anime Song DJs no.10

    Published on Jul 8, 2013 Around the world, Anime has a large audience and is widely recognized. Fans of anime are dedicated to the art. They’re passionate about their love for anime and take that passion to the next level after […]

  • 24 Hours at Hachiko Scramble in Shibuya no.9

    24 Hours at Hachiko Scramble in Shibuya no.9

    Published on Jun 24, 2013 Shibuya is Tokyo’s glitziest area and Hachiko Scramble is the world’s busiest crossing. No wonder it amazes visitors who come to Tokyo! It’s often featured in movies that take place in Tokyo, such as Lost […]

  • The Amazing Japanese Toilet no.8

    The Amazing Japanese Toilet no.8

    Published on Jun 17, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #08】 ▽▲The Amazing Japanese Toilet▲▽ The Japanese toilet is not just a toilet. It has evolved into a high-tech machine of pleasure. *It cleans itself. *It cleans you. *It’s eco friendly. *It’s just […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara no.7

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara no.7

    Published on Jun 10, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #07】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara▲▽ Don’t miss this! John leaves Tokyo for the Japanese countryside. Mt. Fuji’s Kawaguchiko (lake) and Yoshinoyama (mountain) in Nara Prefecture. Yoshinoyama is the no.1 spot […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 2] no.6

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 2] no.6

    Published on May 13, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #06】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo (Part 2) ★ ONLY in JAPAN #06▲▽ Don’t miss this! Knowing the cherry blossoms (sakura) is to know Japan itself. Their beauty comes quickly and is short […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 1] no.6

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 1] no.6

    Published on May 13, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #06】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo (Part 1) ★ ONLY in JAPAN #06▲▽ Don’t miss this! Knowing the cherry blossoms (sakura) is to know Japan itself. Their beauty comes quickly and is short […]

  • The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread no.5

    The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread no.5

    Published on Apr 30, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #05】 ▽▲The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread ★ ONLY in JAPAN #05▲▽ Don’t miss this! “Melonpan” in English is called “” Japanese Sweet Bread”. It’s the most popular item at Japanese bakeries […]