Monday, August 26, 2019

Tokyo Bay Summer Night Cruise: The Definitive Tokyo Summer Experience

A cruise like a summer festival The first question I asked myself after taking Tokyo Bay's summer night cruise (available from July 1 to September 30) as a reporter, was whether or not I would...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Jerome in Oshiage and Asakusa

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Asakusa & Shibuya

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular...

Themed Izakayas To Experience Japanese Culture

It's all about theme-work!  Experiencing Japanese summer is not complete without going to themed restaurants and Izakaya (bars). Savory food and refreshing drinks are alluring to start with, but these venues offer great entertainment such...

Azuma Bridge: A Bridge Of Crimson Thunder

Although Asakusa is without a doubt best known for the Sensoji temple, allow me to introduce another landmark in the area: Azuma bridge. Azuma bridge is located on the opposite side of Sensoji temple, but...

Hidden gems of Sugamo, the ‘Harajuku for obasans’

This street could hold the secret to Japanese ‘obasans’’ longevity

ICHIRAN New Branch Opened in Asakusa

The best ramen with the best company   Fukuoka based ramen shop ICHIRAN, a favorite of many tonkotsu (pork bone broth) lovers will open its 13th Tokyo branch in Asakusa on December 10, 2015. It will...

A nostalgic ride in a modern city

Don't lose track on Tokyo Toden's last streetcar Until the late sixties, Tokyo Toden was one of the most complicated streetcar networks in the world. Streetcar tracks could be seen anywhere in the city much like...

Maple Hunting In Tokyo: Ueno Park

Autumn colors in Ueno Park As autumn approaches its peak, Japan’s leaves gradually dye in deep red, yellow and orange colors. While widely renowned for its cherry blossoms in spring, Ueno Park is also ideal for...

Fireworks from a different angle

High above from the Tokyo Skytree There aren't that many places where you can look down at one of Tokyo's best fireworks shows - but the Tokyo Skytree is one of them. The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival –...