How to Play the Japanese Pachinko Game

How to Play the Japanese Pachinko Game

When you visit Japan, most especially Tokyo and Hokkaido, you will find many pachinko shops. It features lots of pachinko machines with flashing lights, swirling sounds, and hundreds of tiny metal balls. Pachinko is a Japanese pinball game that is a must-try for tourists who are looking for the ultimate Japan experience. … Read more

All About the Pachinko Industry in Japan

All About the Pachianko Industry in Japan

If you’ve never visited Japan, then it’s likely you’ve heard about “pachinko.” But if you’ve been to Japan, it’s quite impossible to not know or hear the word. In the present time, the Japanese pachinko industry makes $200 billion per year, which is over 30 times what is spent by people in … Read more

Moving out of Japan: Things You Need to do Before Leaving

Moving out of Japan Things You Need to do Before Leaving

Preparing to leave Japan can be an overwhelming and hectic experience and while in the midst of your moving, you might forget to do an important thing or two. You’ll need to deal with a number of formalities before leaving Japan like getting rid of your stuff, closing your bank account, paying … Read more

Hashima, the ghost island of Japan

Hashima, the ghost island of Japan

Hashima, also known as Gunkajima or Battleship Island due to its shape, is an abandoned island an hour away from the port of Nagasaki in Japan. Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 to use it as a base for an underwater coal mining facility. There, they built Japan’s first concrete building (9 … Read more

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

This abandoned Japanese strip club was discovered somewhere around Okayama prefecture by blogger and urban explorer abandonedkansai. Little are known about the place besides its name “Sightiseeing Theater”, an euphemism. The photographer describes his exploration: It seems like the entrance fee was 3000 Yen […] To the right was a side entrance … Read more

5 Ways to Ship Items from Japan to the USA

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Many hobbyists, anime fans, and gamers in the United States would often import items from Japan to get exclusive items not found in their country. However, importing these items can be difficult, as people would usually pay more for shipping and taxes before they can get their orders. Because Japan is located … Read more

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku, Japan

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku, Japan

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku belongs to the stable of architecture known as Metabolism, a 1970’s movement in Japan to create utilitarian, utopian, bolt-on and off structures that can change and evolve as needed. It was a grand-sounding vision that never went mainstream, as Metabolist buildings were often a nightmare to … Read more

The strange mansion of Mr. H, Japan

The strange mansion of Mr. H, Japan

This strange home belonged to the mysterious Mr. H is one of Japan’s most famous abandoned buildings. The mansion was built in 1928 by a Mr. H, a Japanese politician. Mr. H held a position within the Freedom and People’s Rights movement, a group which was in part credited with the establishment … Read more

The Abandoned Matsuo Mine – Japan

The Abandoned Matsuo Mine – Japan

Japan Matsuo Mine used to be a huge, bustling sulfur mine before being abandoned, and now if you ever wanted to try to check it out for yourself you’d be met with a giant wall of mist that constantly hides it from view, making it look like the scariest ghost town ever.