Friday, December 6, 2019

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Asakusa & Shibuya

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular...

Azuma Bridge: A Bridge Of Crimson Thunder

Although Asakusa is without a doubt best known for the Sensoji temple, allow me to introduce another landmark in the area: Azuma bridge. Azuma bridge is located on the opposite side of Sensoji temple, but...

Discover Drinking Alleys In Japan (II): Neighborhood Yokochos

Almost every area has its own yokocho for locals to gather and unwind. Here are some other alleyways with character worth stopping by. 1) Asakusa Hoppy Dori  Hoppy has a reputation as being the mixer of...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (4): The Beer & BBQ Trail

Hokkaido may be Japan's largest prefecture but it's largest city - and capital - Sapporo is easy to get about by foot or public transport. In this 5-part series, WAttention brings you some themed...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car Day 5 : Feasting at Furano

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...

Shichiken: A Traditional Sake Brewery With Modern Ideas

A brewery that is a world of its own Yamanashi Prefecture Hokoto City's Hakushu area might be famous for Suntory's Hakushu Whiskey, but did you know that it is also home to long-established sake brewery, Shichiken? WAttention...

Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Yatsugatake: A Japanese Wine Paradise

Savor it, experience it Japan is not the first destination that comes to mind for wine tasting. But times have changed and Japan is no more a country of just sake. The quality of the...

Yummy Yaesu Depachika Walkabout

The next time you have some time to spare before your next train or Shinkansen ride at the Tokyo Station - and have already explored most of the Tokyo Station Ichibangai - why not...

A Taste of Sh旬n: For Sake’s Goodness

Sake, or Japanese rice wine, is a must-try for tourists to Japan, and highly recommended as your drink of choice to go with sushi. Sake can be drunk hot, lukewarm, at room temperature or...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car Day 4: Biei and Furano

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...