Because of the fact that I am going to Japan and China over summer break, I thought it would be interesting to make a miniseries of sorts. It will pretty much be written in the same style as my usual posts, but will be focused largely on, well, Japan.
That being said. Japan is a pretty weird place. One of the most obvious ways to find this is by looking at all the weird-as-hell restaurants that they have. If you thought we had weird restaurants in the states, just take a look at some of the fascinating eateries across Tokyo.
Japan and China are big on themed restaraunts, and surprise! The Lock-Up is actually pretty tame compared to others. Serve a life in jail while being served food. If that's not a recipe for success, than ah. What is?
Essentially, you are to eat dinner in a small room protected by bars because, you know, you're apparently a homicidal crazed criminal. Naturally, that means you are served by sexy police women.
Hey, I guess it's authentic enough! This is Japan! Everything goes.
Cannibalistic Sushi is just like it sounds. The servers bring you bodies fresh from the morgue to devour. Yum.
Actually, it's worse. The "chefs" create fully-edible naked bodies. (My perverted alarm is OFF THE CHARTS!) SO yes, you and your kids get to tear eat both the nipples and intestines of your delicious mold.
*Vomits in mouth a little*
So that's a thing, apparently. Sure, caviar is fine. We can eat fish, we can eat bugs, we can eat effing guinea pigs in Peru. But walrus? Goo Goo G'Joob! That sounds terrible...... I'd totally eat it.
In all actuality, though, this is freaking awesome. In a country where robot strip clubs are actually a thing, this is something that everybody can enjoy without the extreme disgust.
Fun for the whole family. Bring your kids!
Cat Cafes. All of them.
Of course, my favorite is Cat Cafe Nekokaigi, but mostly just because of the English Translations on their website with such eloquent descriptions as:
"Care has been a cat punch well from weak girl."
"It is played the baby's get on the knee."
"Face baby face is a characteristic."
"I is called 'milk sister' from the audience."
"I is called 'chatter prince' in personality scared. That you are in a high place the shadows are many, but it graces the regulars."
"Your face, such as the fox that was a zing is characterized."
I realize this is not what you came for. You wanted some random something-or-another about video games. Thankfully, Japan, being home to Nintendo, Capcom, Square Enix, and others has just the fix you need.
Have you ever heard of "food porn?" Because that's basically what Capcom Bar is.
Serving up food inspired by franchises such as Ace Attorney, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil. You can even get a delectable brain cake, which is unfortunately not actually made of brain. You win some, you lose some.
Maidreamin's Digitized Cafe and Dining Bar
Speaking of the servers, though, this is one of Japan's notorious "maid cafes". That means you are served by an overly-enthusiastic waitress dressed like a French maid, so don't tell the creepy guy at the office about it.
Commemorating the release of DQIX, Luida's Bar was created. (By the way, Luida is Patty in the English games.) Aside from the costumed waitresses serving you heart-meltingly cute snacks, it's also supposed to be great for canvassing guests.