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Shinjuku as a Transportation Hub

Shinjuku Station is a massive maze, even for people living in Tokyo. The station has as many as 36 platforms, some 200 exits and numerous hallways. According to the Guinness Records, Shinjuku Station is...
Shinjuku’s main street circa 1935

Legendary Establishments as Landmarks of Shinjuku

Keeping Pace with Time Bearing Witness to the Changes of Shinjuku  Where it all began for Shinjuku? The busiest junction of Shinjuku-sanchome was known in the past as “Shinjuku Oiwake”. During the Edo period (1603-1868), this is...
Robot Restaurant Tokyo

The Dazzling Disarray of the Robot Restaurant

Offering a wholly unique, bombastic spectacle of a show you’re unlikely to find anywhere else Whenever I meet people on vacation in Japan and ask them their plans, one thing invariably comes up: Robot Restaurant. Though...
Shinjuku panorama

SHINJUKU – A City of Rebirth

The Humble Origins of Shinjuku Tokyo’s Shinjuku is like no other place in the world, although many like to compare it to Las Vegas. On the surface, it’s easy to see why some people would...
omotesando

Another 3hr trip – Harajuku & Omotesando

Harajuku & Omotesando  原宿・表参道 Tokyo is a city that not only combines tradition and modernity but also boasts a multicultural heritage. For those looking to get a taste of “kawaii” culture, look no further than...

Another 3hr trip – Shibuya

Shibuya is a well-known bustling entertainment district in Tokyo. For first time visitors, the seemingly chaotic pedestrian scramble in front of the station can be quite daunting. But for locals who are used to...

Winter Illuminations Spots in Tokyo 2017

Christmas and New Year’s is coming! Have you decided how to spend your break in Tokyo? In recent years, winter illumination shows and displays have become must-see attractions to visit during this season in...

Unique Christmas Desserts

Just as the seasons inspire traditional Japanese confectionery, the Western-style shops are inspired as well. Especially during Christmas season! Snowglobe Dessert (1,200 yen) Working Holiday Connection is collaborating with a café in Harajuku to raise money...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (5)

Of course, no trip to Japan would be complete without spending time in Tokyo. In actuality, there is never enough time a person could spend in Japan’s capital city to let them do and...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (3)

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...