Out of all the weird and outrageous cafes in Japan, here’s another one to add to the list. Regular dishes and regular coffee are served by a cute little waitress dressed in maid clothing.
We are not sure what story lies behind this tradition, however, the Japanese people seem to like it, as this custom has been going on for years.
The Takotamago is one of the most popular snacks in the country. It's basically an octopus with an egg in its head. Yes, an octopus with an egg.
We have learned a long time ago not to try and understand other cultural dishes, so we are not going to ask. There's just one thing we must comprehend — how do they get the egg into the octopus's head?
Kanamara Matsuri is an annual festival celebrated in Japan during the Spring. It celebrates spring, and it celebrates...penises. This probably can't get any weirder than this.
We wouldn't recommend visiting this festival with your parents, for example, as it celebrated the male organ in many ways, including decorated lollypops.
Many markets around the world sell tuna fish, however, the famous Tsukiji Market in Japan is a phenomenon. It is the main tuna exporter in the world.
There are no prices and each king of the sea is sold by auction. This place is so exceptional, that they are tour guides to escort you around and even Auction Observation Windows.
Gambling is illegal in Japan, however, these video game arcades are not. And they are all over the place. It's a Japanese spectacle site to witness. The Japanese play for tokens and not for money so everything is played according to law.
The tokens are then taken to a cashier, who is usually located not far from the arcades, who then cashes the token into cash. According to the Japanese regulation, this is all legit.