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The History of Yokohama: Perry, Ports, and Progress

Yokohama is a modern day city filled to the brim with originality, a mixture of innovation, and history. Walking along its streets you'll be struck by any number of features that make it unique, from...

Sagamiko Resort, fun comes in many forms

With so much to do at Sagamiko Resort, the fun is guaranteed If you ever find yourself undecided or at an impasse with your friends over what to do on weekends, consider this: nobody will...

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

1 ~ 6 Get into the right mood for Christmas as you take in the decorations and have your fill of festive food and drinks as these spots in and around Tokyo are transformed into...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

5 3rd World Christmas Festival 汐留からの原宿 原宿駅まわりは、リバプールサポーターだらけ。バルササポは、いないね〜 選手なのか、サポかわかりづらい。外国の人だからね。 代々木公園で行なわれている、ワールドクリスマスフェスティバルに来てるよ。グルメの匂いが... pic.twitter.com/0DlaxEjRhi — hide_maruのグルメ旅 (@hide_maru_HM) December 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 3rd World Christmas Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park provides Christmas food, drinks and music from all around the world. Dance performances are...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

3 Roppongi Hills Christmas Market This year is the 10th anniversary of Roppongi Hills’ Christmas Market. It´s based on the biggest Christmas market located in Stuttgart, Germany and features a total of 11 stores lining...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine

One sunny autumn day we decided to hike Mount Oyama, located in Kanagawa Prefecture about 1,5 hours from Shinjuku Station. It takes a little while to reach the mountain foot, but the view across...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine | Part 2

The view over the city from Oyama Afuri Shrine is very beautiful and the shrine area itself offers many things to discover. The shrine was built more than 2,000 years ago and its name derives...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine | Part 3

The real hike until the top of Mount Oyama starts on the left side next to the shrine. Steep stairs lead you to the hiking trail, which takes about two hours until the summit....