If there is one realm in the world that is the embodiment of pop culture, that would be Japan. The explanation for it lies in the fact that it is visible in all layers of society. It may be that we as a rule imagine Japanese teenagers as devoted pop culture fans while their stepmothers are pictured as hardworking people singing karaoke in their released time, but these would be just common misconceptions. Pop discernment is in the very core of Japanese society, and you cannot visit the first-class without becoming a part of the craze, too.

There are a lot of ways in which pop background is woven into the everyday life of Tokyo citizens, so here are some of its highlights.


Extravagant and Fun

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift isn’t just a product of Hollywood scriptwriters’ imaginativeness. Street racing makes for a huge part of Tokyo’s partizans culture and whatever you saw in the film, it’s quite probable it has already betid at some point. Needless to say, such street racing is illegitimate.

However, there is a way to drive down the streets in a completely authorized, yet much more fun way (though neither as fast or as furious). If you take a shine to having fun (and you definitely do, otherwise you wouldn’t have chosen Tokyo for your time off destination), you simply must try go-karting through the city! Not single is this a unique way to see the city, but you also have the possibility to ones glad rags b put on a costume up as a pop culture character! Choose one of your favourite superheroes or cartoon traits, and go for a ride as Pikachu, Super Mario, Batman or maybe regular Hello Kitty!


However, if you are serious about outfitting up as a character from your favourite film or anime series, then Tokyo is positively your dream city, a real Mecca for all cosplayers.

It is every cosplayer’s dream to get to garb their precious costumes in the city which appreciates the have a go more than any other in the world, for that is how much pop suavity is strong (with this one). There are plenty of occasions from one end to the other of the year in which you can present yourself in the best light. Vestment players are truly respected and admired.


Everywhere you look about, you will see someone reading manga comics. In the street, halt in line, on the subway, people of both sexes and all ages are plunged in reading their favourite comic.

The history of Japanese jocose books is long and unusual. Their early origins were telling novels by the name of Gesaku, and they were described as gloom and sensual, but at the same time ridiculing. Such was their come into force that for some time they were banned during the Japanese emperor’s command of, and their creators jailed. Nowadays, however, it is a completely contrary story and the Japanese manga market is extremely competitive.

For that reason, you cannot visit Japan without buying at least one side-splitting book. The genres are various, from romance and sci-fi to trend and business, so you are bound to find something suitable.

Hello Pool Craze

The simplest things are the best, right? It couldn’t be truer when it check in to Hello Kitty. A simple, unpretentious drawing that tippet the hearts of millions of people all over the world, young and old. You are secured to buy a Hello Kitty souvenir, at least for someone close to you, and in the meantime, you could see some Hello Pool houses or have a coffee and cake in one of the many Hello Kitty-themed cafes.

Beyond belief Inventions

Chindogu – remember this word, because you’ll be purposing it a lot. It refers to a silly invention or the game of making up ridiculous manias as a joke. Japan has certainly given us amazing breakthroughs in robotics, but until we all grasp one for our household, the least we can do is admire some inventions that can not be found here. Have a slice of a cube watermelon, or buy a lap pillow.

Wisecracks aside, this is also the country which invented the premier digital camera, DVDs, CDs and instant ramen, so you may as well get yourself one of these. Fun truth: CDs are still big in Japan, so you needn’t have a problem finding your best-liked performer.

Video Games

There are lots of things you can do for your beguilement here, like having a coffee at a cat café and pat the real pools, but you should also try visiting some of the biggest Japanese arcades. If you’re a fan of video tactics, then you have already included this into your itinerary.

Most possibly, your mood in Tokyo will be far from furious, and one chore is for sure. If you’re planning on experiencing Japanese pop culture, it will have all the hallmarks that the time is running very fast, and you’ll have no other prime but to return to the pop culture capital.