Seven Japanese Gods of Luck Festival

Seven Gods of Luck Festival (Shichifukujin) at Kotohiragu Shrine in Tokyo.

Credits: RoninDave@YT

Sega installs Toylet games in Tokyo urinals

Sega has announced that it’s testing consoles called Toylets in urinals around Tokyo. The novel hardware asks the user to strategically vary the strength and location of his urine stream to play a series of games.

Sega toilet games

Each urinal is installed with a pressure sensor. An LCD screen is mounted on the wall above, letting the gamer select from and play four different mini games. For now, Sega has installed Toylets in four Tokyo metro locations. The test will run through Jan 31.

Credits: Wired

Bluefin tuna sold for $396,000 in Tokyo

A bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen (about $396,000 USD) in the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market on January 5.

Credits: Asahicom@YT & Yeinjee

Grandmother maid cafe

Rotten Meier, a maid cafe in Toshima, Tokyo, where the maids are disguised (some of them are really old btw) into old ladies.

Japanese grandmother maid cafe

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Rent a 5-star hotel for 55 million yen per night

Mandarin Oriental TokyoThe Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, an upscale hotel in Tokyo central, is offering a package to rent the entire hotel for 55 million yen ($660,000) per day.

The luxury plan marks the hotel’s fifth anniversary and extends to November 2011. The package includes accommodation for all 178 rooms, including the 250-square-meter Presidential Suite, and a buffet-style reception for 500 people.

A hotel official said the price is “much less expensive” than renting the entire hotel at the usual rates, which would total about 70 million yen.

The hotel offered a similar rental plan in the past, but there were no takers.

Credit: Asahi News