Are you currently planning a well-deserved vacation? If so, is Japan on top of your travel bucket list?
If you answered yes to the question, it’s time to clear your calendar and plan your trip to the land of sushi, kimonos and of course, Pokémon.
And before you take the road well-traveled – Mount Fuji, the Tsukiji Fish Market, you get the idea -- why don’t you steer away from those common tourist paths and do something new, fun, and exciting?
You can craft out new adventures at the Land of the Rising Sun, and to help you with that, here’s a list of five super fun, super cool things you can do there.
#1 Race on the streets as a ‘Mario Kart’ character
You’ve probably seen a few viral photos or videos of people racing on the streets of Tokyo dressed up as ‘Mario Kart’ characters and thinking to yourself: “How? What? Where?!”. Well, the good news is, everyone can participate in the street race which uses custom-built go-karts.
You can drive to your heart’s content and explore the streets of Japan for up to three hours! You can find this attraction in Yokohama, Okinawa, and Osaka, so anytime you’re in those cities, give this unique city tour a try.
#2 Visit the one-of-a-kind Ramen Museum
Ever heard of a ramen museum? Neither have we, but it’s not surprising when people say you can find it in Japan. There are three ramen museums you can visit – the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, the Cup Noodle Museum, and the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum; all three are equally interesting.
You can check out all the types of ramen and cup noodles ever introduced in history; from its inception to the latest invention. Psst, we even heard you can create your own personalised, one-of-a-kind noodle cup there!
#3 Say hi to the giant Gundam
If you’re a big anime fan, what’s a trip to Japan without visiting the iconic giant Gundam installation? This iconic 19.7-meter tall landmark can be found nearby the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. The current installation features the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and you can see it light up from Unicorn Mode to Destroy mode at various times of the day.
And once you’re done snapping photos, don’t forget to visit the Gundam Café located just behind the Unicorn Gundam. We heard their curry rice is to die for.
#4 Hang out at the Pokémon Centre and Pokémon Café
You can finally realise your long-childhood dream of becoming “the very best like no one ever was” (read: greatest Pokemon trainer) at any one of Japan’s many Pokémon Centres. You can ‘catch’ all your favourite Pokémon there (by buying the plushies, of course) and find all sorts of Pokémon merchandise that probably can’t get anywhere else.
And once you’re done getting ‘lost’ at the Pokémon Centre, make your way to the Pokémon Café to fill your tummy with some cute AF Pokémon-themed drinks and meals.
Speaking of Pokémon, 'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' is coming to Malaysian cinemas on 9 May 2019.
The movie tells the tale of Tim Goodman who embarks on a lifetime journey of finding his father alongside Detective Pikachu. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds (Detective Pikachu) and Justice Smith (Tim Goodman).
It’s definitely a great movie to reminisce your childhood in a new twist, so don’t forget to catch ‘Detective Pikachu’ in cinemas on 9 May.
In conjunction with the movie's release in Malaysia, everybody’s favourite appliance store Senheng wants to give you the chance to win amazing prizes with their 'Adventures Begin' giveaway.
Stand a chance to win a trip to Japan, e-vouchers worth over RM3 million, and complimentary shopping sprees.
How, you may ask? For the Japan trip, all you have to do is:
- Shop at any participating Senheng outlet with a minimum purchase of RM1,000 between 1 March and 31 May 2019.
- Download the Senheng app on iOS or Android and fill up the e-contest form.
- Answer a simple question and that's it.
Love shopping? What better way to shop than with vouchers! To stand a chance to win a portion of RM3 million worth of e-vouchers, all you have to do is:
- Purchase a minimum spend of RM1,000 on the Senheng app
- Redeem your voucher via the Senheng App
For HSBC customers, there’s something grand in store for you – a RM5,000 complimentary shopping spree!
All you have to do is spend a minimum of RM3,000 at any participating Senheng outlets between 1 March and 31 May 2019 to be in the running!
Head over to your nearest Senheng outlet now, or alternatively, download the Senheng app on iOS and Android to participate in the 'Adventures Begin' giveaway.
For more information, head on to their official website by clicking here.