5 things to do in Japan by Tim Burton

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Tim Burton has come to Japan several times. He loves Japanese culture, especially Godzilla and the monsters in Ultraman. He likes to buy monster figures in Japan. Here we are going to introduce 5 places that Tim Burton had visited.

 

 

 

 

   No.1 NAKANO BROADWAY   

 

Nakano Broadway is a big shopping center in Nakano, Tokyo. Nakano Broadway is often said “sacred place of subculture (anime, game, otaku)”.

Tim Burton visited here and bought monster figures he liked.

 

 

NAKANO BROADWAY

 

Operating Hours Typically 12:00 P.M. ~ 8:00 P.M. (varies by store)
Regular Holiday Typically none, but some do close on Wednesday
Address TOKYO, Nakano-ku, Nakano
Tel. +81-33-388-7004
Webpage http://www.nbw.jp/index_e.html

 

 

 

 

 

   No.2 Maid Café   

 

Maid Café is a subcategory of cosplay restaurants in Japan. Tim Burton visited “@home café”, one of Maid Cafés in Akihabara, Tokyo. He took picture with the maid waitresses. He also enjoyed shopping in Akihabara.

 

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Credit: http://www.cafe-athome.com/info/6978/

 

About Maid Café: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid_caf%C3%A9

 

 

@home café

Operating Hours 10:30 A.M. ~ 10:00 P.M.
Regular Holiday None
Address Main Branch

TOKYO, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 1-11-4, Mitsuwa Building 4F~7F

Tel. 4F: +81-33-255-2808

5F: +81-35-294-7709

6F: +81-35-294-7708

7F: +81-35-294-7707

Webpage http://www.cafe-athome.com.e.pi.hp.transer.com/

 

 

 

 

 

   No.3 Shinjuku Golden Gai   

 

Shinjuku Golden Gai is a small area in Shinjuku famous for bars and nightlife entertainment. More than 200 small bars, clubs and eateries are squeezed into this area. People in the film industry, authors and journalists gather here. Tim Burton often came to have a drink here.

 

 

About Shinjuku Golden Gai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Golden_Gai

 

 

 

Shinjuku Golden Gai

 

Operating Hours Varies by store. But usually many store open at late night after 9~10 P.M.
Address TOKYO, Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-cho 1
Webpage http://www.goldengai.net/ (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

    No.4 Kiddy Land in Harajuku    

 

(http://www.kiddyland.co.jp/en/index.html)

 

Kiddy Land is a toy store. Tim Burton visited Kiddy Land in Harajuku and bought souvenirs for his children. He also explored Harajuku and took many pictures.

 


Kiddy Land

 

Operating Hours Weekdays 11:00 A.M. ~ 9:00 P.M.

Weekend & Holidays 10:30 A.M. ~ 9:00 P.M.

Address TOKYO, Shibuya-ku, Jingu-mae 6-1-9
Tel. +81-33-409-3431
Webpage http://www.kiddyland.co.jp/en/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

   No.5 Grand Hyatt Tokyo   

 

Grand Hyatt Tokyo is a high-class hotel in Roppongi, Tokyo. It is located in the center for business, culture, fashion, and leisure. Tim Burton stayed this hotel when he came to Japan.

 

 

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

 

Address TOKYO, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-3
Tel. +81-34-333-1234
Webpage http://tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

 

Source

http://www.oricon.co.jp/entertainment/special/2012/timburton0525/index.html

 

 

 

 

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