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Autumn Foliage Hunting in Hanno, Saitama!

Wanna go hiking in the golden season of autumn leaves? There is no lack of such hiking routes in suburban Tokyo! To show you what Tokyo has on offer, students from the graduate school...

A Day Trip from Tokyo: Chichibu

Speaking of tourist destinations on the Seibu Railway network, Chichibu and Kawagoe are by far the most well known. In particular, Chichibu has been gaining popularity in recent years on the back of traditional...

The Art and Culture of Kanazawa

Kanazawa has been the economic and cultural center of the Hokuriku region since the Edo period, during which the feudal lords supported and encouraged the development of culture and handicrafts. Fortunately Kanazawa escaped destruction...

Hokkaido: Indulge in the Paradise of Gourmet Food

Known as the Kitchen of the North, Sapporo boasts an endless list of delicious local specialties from ramen and fresh sea food to all sorts of sweets and confectionery. Plan your perfect Hokkaido holiday...

A Day Trip from Narita Airport: Historical Chiba

Narita is home to Narita International Airport, a main gateway to Japan. The following places are within 30 minutes by taxi or public transportation from the airport, and are also perfect for travelers with...

Running around the Imperial Palace

As more and more runners hit the streets, the surroundings of the Imperial Palace have become a Mecca for runners; just like Central Park in NYC. Arguably the most popular running course in Tokyo, the...

Overnight trip from Tokyo- (2) Nostalgic Nagano

Located to the northwest of Tokyo, Nagano is easily accessible with Hokuriku Shinkansen and serves not only as an ideal overnight trip from Tokyo, but also a great stopover on the way to Kanazawa....

Overnight trip from Tokyo- (1) Countryside Gunma and Snow Country Niigata

Countryside Gunma & Snow country Niigata If you've been to Japan many times, chances are you've explored almost every corner of Tokyo and wondering where else can you go. In fact, there are many attractive sightseeing...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 5: Tokyo Game Show 2015

Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside. The largest game show in Japan Held annually in September, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is the premier trade show for game developers to...