To any traveler worth their salt, it’s no secret that Tokyo is a city of eclectic delights. Perhaps it’s the benefit of isolation that’s helped the Japanese capital develop such a unique look and feel. Whatever the reason, Tokyo is a delightfully weird combination of re-interpreted Western culture, geeky cosplay, quirky cuteness and a whole lot of neon. There’s always something worth seeing in this frenetic city that’s home to more than 13 million people. First and foremost, though, you should check out the city’s incredibly weird assortment of hangout spots. Tokyo’s thriving theme cafe scene has created myriad of niche experiences designed to cater to the most discerning of locals and visitors. Check ‘em out, you might just find something that lures you in.
1. Embrace the Oddness at Kawaii Monster Cafe
If you need several doses of straight up weirdness injected directly to your dome, then there’s no better place than Kawaii Monster Cafe in fashionable Harajuku, a colorful theme cafe with four distinct sections designed to offer something lovably off-kilter to every visitor who comes through. There are also five “cultural ambassadors” who travel around the joint to liven up everyone’s mood.