Friday, August 23, 2019
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Tokyo Bayside Story: Toyosu & Odaiba

The Past, Present and Future of Tokyo Bay Tokyo is a vibrant city with all the charms of a bayside suburb. When visiting the city, Toyosu and Odaiba are two attractions that you can't afford...

Onsen Oasis: Kinugawa Nioson Plaza

An onsen for everyone, with everyone Kinugawa is a popular onsen retreat in Tochigi Prefecture, located near famous world heritage site Nikko. In the old days, it was a sacred onsen only for monks and...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

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...

Teru Teru Bōzu

A てるてる坊主 (teru teru bōzu) is a small doll used to pray for good weather.  Teru (てる) means "shine" as in sunshine, while bōzu (坊主) refers to a Buddhist priest. It is believed that when you...

Editor’s Pick: One Piece’s theme park in the heart of Tokyo

  The Straw Hat Crew Takes Over Tokyo Tower! Experience an exhilarating adventure with Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew at the Tokyo One Piece Tower, located at the base of Tokyo Tower. Spanning three floors...

Restaurant Train: Rokumon from Nagano to Karuizawa

Some people in Japan are fans of trains. Some are fans of ekiben, which means bento usually bought at train stations to be eaten on the train. Now, there is a new breed of fans...

Asagaya Tanabata Festival, larger than life

How a traditional Chinese festival became Japanese street art Orihime and Hikoboshi are two lovers that represent the Vega and Altair star respectively. Normally the Milky Way separates them, but only once a year, on the...

Five things to do at Fuji Five Lakes

Mt. Fuji is closer to Tokyo than you think, and on a sunny and clear day you can even see its top from certain viewpoints in the capital. Take a bus from Shinjuku and...

FUJI-Q – AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR THRILL SEEKERS

I recently took my first trip to Fuji-Q Highland theme park, which always seems to be part of Tokyoites’ bucket list. Although there are several theme parks and attractions scattered around Tokyo, Fuji-Q has...

Fuji-Q Highland, thrilling rides with a view of Mt. Fuji

As the quintessential Japanese symbol, Mt. Fuji often evokes quiet and peaceful imagery. That's why it's hard to think of it as home to some of the highest, steepest and scariest roller coasters in...