Anime Manga Nightlife

JoJo’s Bizarre Drinking Adventure in Osaka

I know next to nothing about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure — despite it¬†celebrating a 30th anniversary this year, I’ve never been particularly interested in checking out the series, although I have a few friends who seem to enjoy it quite a bit. One of these friends is Daniel Feit, who has written a really fun piece for Anime Now about a night on the town in Osaka, checking out three JoJo-themed bars. Even if I’m not a fan of JoJo‘s adventures, Daniel’s guide has made me want to check out these spots if ever I’m in Osaka again.

Games Nightlife

Tokyo Geek Bars


Time Out Tokyo has a fun list of geeky bars in Tokyo, topped with the classic 16 Shots video game-themed bar (pictured).

Cafes Food Nightlife Tokyo Walking

Portland in Tokyo


This was definitely something that I was already seeing before I left Tokyo, and I see that it has continued with gusto. I’m referring to the growing love of all things Portland in Tokyo, via quirky cafes/bars that go as far as serving imported craft beers from the city. Here’s a piece that offers up a tour of a few of these spots, like Paddlers Cafe¬†(pictured) and PDX Taproom.