Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ninja Blog

See Japan through the eyes of WAttention Ninjas, foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who blog for WAttention, bringing you fresh and offbeat news and information. 【Breaking News】 Recruiting new Ninjas! Are you interested in an opportunity to share your unique Japanese experience with a greater audience? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who can contribute to our Ninja Blog! Provide fresh information and ideas about Japan from a foreigner’s perspective and get rare opportunities to participate in invite-only receptions and events, or travel around Japan with the WAttention editorial team as a certified WAttention Ninja! For more information click here.

Iris in Wonderland Japan: Cool Cafes To Chillout At

I like cafes, drinking coffee, and especially cappuccino. During my free time, I like to chill out at a quiet cafe and enjoy a leisurely brunch or dessert while surfing the web, reading a book...

Lake Tama, a relaxing lake in the outskirts of Tokyo

Have you ever been to Lake Tama? It is located in Higashi Yamato city, the outskirts of Tokyo and takes about one hour from Shinjuku by train. Still, this beautiful wide lake is a great place...

All About Geisha Banquets

Life as a geisha is often busy with organizing events, and as usual, this week I am busy with organizing banquets for the week ahead. Banquets are the main thing that geisha do, but...

Up And About Carrot Tower

Sangenjaya to the west of Tokyo is a popular suburb for locals to hang out. The Chazawa-dori street connects Sangenjaya to Shimokitazawa, another neighborhood with interesting local culture nearby. Along this street, you will find many...

Tokyo Skyline Views From Bunkyo Civic Center

The best season for viewing Tokyo’s skyline is from November to February. The air can be so clear that on a sunny day you can see as far as Mt.Fuji. Tokyo has countless observatory decks...

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...

About Geisha Districts

Every tourist equates Japan with geisha. But most are hazy about where geisha actually are. They might know Kyoto has geisha, but many don’t know that Tokyo does too. Actually there are probably 30 or...

Geisha life – Funds and Games

Two months ago I wrote about my new trainee Sae (find this article here). She has proven to be hard working and reliable. She wakes up early to clean the geisha house and to...

A night view of suburban Tokyo from Sakuragaoka Park, Tama City

Think about night views in Tokyo and what first comes to mind is the city center’s impressive skyline of towering skyscrapers. However, this time around, let’s have a look at Tama, one of Tokyo’s...

Summer and Ghost Stories

All over the world people tell ghost stories. Some are famous worldwide and others are only famous within the country. But why do Japanese people love telling ghost stories during summer? Some have speculated...