Aimed squarely at the six-and-under crowd, this popular mini-museum and shopping mall are devoted to the cartoon-pastry hero and his many plush and collectible friends. The main reason to fork over Y1000 for the museum entrance fee is probably the live-action theater area; the rest of the mall is free. In addition to all the character-themed goods you could possibly imagine, the mall features a cafe-bakery serving character-themed baked goods, a full-fledged restaurant and a hair salon.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From our sister site Bento.com.