Predominantly a manga (Japanese comic book) store, Kikuya has more to offer with DVDs, CDs, merchandise and a wig shop. But the best feature is an impressive display of messages from manga artists, some with drawings, that you'd struggle to find anywhere else.
Furusato Mura is a traditional Japanese folk village, within the boundaries of which the past is perfectly reconstructed. Wander through Japan as it was in the past, and see various traditional craft and farming activities being performed.
The Morioka Sansa Odori is held every year August 1st-4th. In addition to being the world's largest taiko drum gathering, it also features thousands of dancers and musicians parading through Chuo-Odori each evening.
A chef is inseparable from his or her knife. In order for a chef's vision to become reality, only a knife which cuts with precision will ensure satisfaction. For those interested in buying one, rest at ease knowing a knife purchase includes a lifetime maintenance guarantee.
Kappa monsters can supposedly be found over Japan, but there is one place where they said to be so common they are immortalized in literature, myth, and tourist products. Grab your cucumber, we're going hunting.