A Nerd’s Guide to Japan Part 2 – Highlights

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About Michael DiMauro

Michael founded GeeklyInc with Tim Lanning way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Michael could have never imagined.


Welcome, folks!  This is the second installment of Geekly’s nerdy coverage of Japanese culture by Michael DiMauro and Carly Shields. After falling in love with the country during a visit in September, 2017, we noticed a lot of other people were contacting us about our experience. In an attempt to help out others on their first trip to Nihon, we’ve put together a 5-part audio series that covers a number of topics from food to nerd attractions.

In the second installment, we cover our trip highlights. *Please note: These are our own personal experiences and don’t reflect that of Geekly. We’re just two Japan-loving nerds that want to help others find the fun on their trips!

Otter in Ikebukuro

We. Played. With. Otters.

Topics Covered:

  • Golden Gai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Golden_Gai
  • Robot Restaurant: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/robot-restaurant-tokyo/index.html
  • Otter Cafe
  • Tokyo Tower: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html
  • Final Fantasy Eozora Cafe: https://www.yelp.ca/biz/final-fantasy-eorzea-cafe-%E5%8D%83%E4%BB%A3%E7%94%B0%E5%8C%BA
  • Ramen Museum: http://www.raumen.co.jp/english/
  • Ryokan: http://hanaikada.co.jp/english/access.html
  • Osaka
  • + more!

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We’ll be back with part-3 next week where we talk about the copious amounts of delicious food we ate!

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