Kabutomushi

Though one may not regard the kabutomushi, or rhinoceros¬†beetle, as cute and cuddly, they remain a favorite pet for Japanese children. These huge insects which can grow to 8cm are actually quite docile. Pitted against ¬†one another, however, they turn into powerful fighters, though many children no longer participate in beetle battles (much like you…

Keio Rail-Land

Keio is not the most well-known of the Tokyo train lines, but those who live in the outskirts of Western Tokyo are thankful for the Keio line providing service into the busy Shinjuku hub. 45 minutes outside of Shinjuku, however, you can find the Keio Rail-Land, a small but impressive museum of the Keio rail…

Toyota Mega Web

Toyota dominates the automobile industry in Japan, and there is no place to experience that dominance first hand than the Mega Web. Located in Odaiba (Tokyo), Mega Web is both a huge showroom displaying nearly every production model Toyota has to offer and a tests track, where many models are available for consumers to test…