Japanese television shows Morning Musume pulling cool stunts

This one's pretty fun: members of pop group Morning Musume are basically doing cool backwards throws to put everyday objects in their places.

Trash is thrown in the appropriate cans, canned drinks are shoved across tables, cell phones are thrown into bags, and that kind of thing.

The stunts get more and more complex as you go through the video. So does the number of attempts it takes to pull off each one successfully – you can see the stunt translated in the upper right along with how many tries it took.

It's recommended, of course, that you not try these stunts if you come to Japan

Morning Musume's Guide to Japan

Aika Mitsui wrote Morning Musume's Guide to Japan in with a hand-written map of the popular Shibuya district and recommendations for the best shopping and snacks. Be sure to read it if you're a fan.

Things to Do in Shibuya from Morning Musume

Aika Mitsui, a member of famous pop group Morning Musume, has drawn an English-language map of the Shibuya district that's great for those looking to shop and eat at some of her favorite places. Aika-mitsui

On the list are some must-see shops for fashion including 109 (pronounced Tokyuu) and 109-2, which she says are "loaded with ladies clothing!" There's also J-Machree, which Mitsui says is good for bags and clothes at low prices. Interestingly, she also points out the Tokyo shop for American brand Forever 21. 

The map is also heavy on food and snack recommendations. Pasera is recommended for its honey toast, and at DOT the tapioca juice with milk is the item to get.

Maybe the best culinary recommendation for travelers on a budget is Sweets Paradise, which is a bit out of the way but offers all you can eat for 90 minutes for under 1500 yen (about $20 at current exchange rates). Mitsui warns that it might be crowded, though.

The map is drawn by hand, which is convenient in this case because it lets Mitsui's recommendations stand out in what's otherwise one of the most crowded places in the world.

Need to figure out how to get to Shibuya? The trains are easy if you read the Konnichiwhoa Guide to using Tokyo's trains.

via Visit Japan [PDF]

For the full map, check below:

Continue reading “Things to Do in Shibuya from Morning Musume”