Outdoor

Trek through picturesque Japan: ancient forests, magnificent mountains, all steeped in culture and history.

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or two train ride, depending on where you live in Tokyo....

Winter Fun In Tohoku

Enjoy the sights of nature in powder snow paradise Appi Kogen Located in Iwate Prefecture, Appi Kogen is definitely high in the running – if not the best – when it comes to skiing. Wide...

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...
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Swimming Pools in Tokyo

Swimming and sunbathing in Tokyo’s concrete jungle Japanese summer is notoriously hot and humid, even dangerously so at times. However there are silver linings to everything, and in summer there is the joy of swimming...

All you need to know about activities in Japan | Activity Japan

Activity Japan is a Japan-based online booking platform for local tours and activities across Japan for Japanese and overseas visitors. The company was founded in early 2016 with the idea of offering simple ways to...
Tokyo Bay Odaiba

Tokyo Bayside Story

WAttention Tokyo Culture Special Tokyo is a large, vibrant city with a long, colorful history. This summer, WAttention Tokyo takes magnifying glass to the south of the city and the Tokyo Bay area. Focusing first...
Michael Feather Photography from Sanja Festival

The Spirit of Summer Festivals and Portable Shrines

WAttention Tokyo Culture Special Hot nights, traditional costumes, portable shrines and the rhythmical beating of drums immediately spell out matsuri, summer festivals, to any Japanese person. One of the three biggest in Tokyo and one...
Tokyo Bay Noryosen Ship

Tokyo Bay Noryosen

Noryosen: A toast to Tokyo Bay’s magnificent night view There are all sorts of activities to make a scorching day more bearable in Japan, one of which is the Tokyo Bay Noryosen. In Japanese, noryo means...
Kanda Bridge

Another 3hr trip – Akihabara & Kanda

Akihabara & Kanda   秋葉原・神田 After a shopping spree at Akihabara, why not head to Kanda for some Japanese sweet treats and see how tradition is redefined and incorporated in everyday life in Tokyo. Akihabara is...
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Mount Haguro: Walk the Mountain Path to Enlightenment

Experience the ancient shamanistic practices of Yamabushi spiritual training Yamagata has one of Japan’s most well-known sacred places for mountain worship, the Dewa Sanzan or the “Three Mountains of Dewa”. This ancient shamanistic training practiced...