Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A FOODIE PARADISE ON ISETAN SHINJUKU STORE’S DEPACHIKA FLOOR

Depachika roughly translates to “an underground floor of a department store”, but it is much more than just a location. Not to be confused with an ordinary supermarket, a depachika, as is the case...
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A Panoramic View of Sakura Blossoms in Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken

Located at the foot of Mt. Zao, Kaminoyama-shi thrived as a castle town and a place for travelers to rest as they traveled along the Ushu-kaido, one of the routes established to connect Edo...
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...
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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...
Tennozu Isle

Tokyo Bayside Story: Kita-Shinagawa and Tennozu Isle

A historic checkpoint station in a modern, stunning coastal setting Back in the Edo period (1603-1868), Kita-Shinagawa thrived as a shukuba, or checkpoint station, on the Tokaido, one of the five ancient roads that connected Tokyo...
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...
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Another 3hr trip – Nightlife fun in Tokyo

3 hours of Nightlife Fun in Tokyo Tokyo nightlife is some of the best in the world, with amazing restaurants, night clubs, live music, and performances to perk anyone back up after a long day...

How Its Made: Beginner`s Guide to Sake

How Its Made: Beginner`s Guide to Sake Despite being called a rice “wine”, sake has more in common with beer as it is brewed through a double fermentation process. Making quality sake involves 4 key...

FIVE unforgettable experiences during our Yamagata Minshuku stay!

by Chew Yan Qiao My colleague and I were blessed with the opportunity to stay at a minshuku at Iide town in Yamagata Prefecture. Minshuku are Japanese-style “bed and breakfast” lodgings. They are usually family...

The picture-perfect Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Small flowers with five heart-shaped petals in various shades of pink and purple cover the ground of a wide open area. Their different colors come together to weave a beautiful tapestry. As if that...