Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Monica in Asakusa & Shinjuku

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 column! We...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Anghela in Harajuku and Haneda Airport

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...

Water dessert! Kinseiken’s Mizu-shingen Mochi

Water selling like hot cakes It was on a rainy Saturday morning that we arrived in Hakushu, Yamanashi Prefecture, but a long queue was already snaking its way to the entrance of Kinseiken, a Hakushu...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 9 KAWAII MONSTER CAFE

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside Beyond Kawaii From the moment you are swallowed by Mr. Ten thousand Chopsticks, or Choppy, KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s mascot character which’s mouth functions as...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Dakota, Lisa, Daniel and Emily in Marunouchi &...

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...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Eat The Eel Day

Just surviving on somen, shaved ice or salad when your appetite is suppressed by the hot and humid Japanese summer is bound to leave one listless - which is why the Japanese believe in...

Cinnamoroll Cafe Opens for Limited Period

Meet and bite super cute "dog" characters. Cinnamoroll Cafe's special dishes and beverages feature Sanrio's (the company also responsible for Hello Kitty) Cinnamon friends. CINNAMOROLL is a character series created by Sanrio in 2001. The main...

Osaka’s Over-The-Top Billboards

From Deep Sea Creatures to Cheese Puff s' Uncle Karl In Osaka, people are loud and things tend to get larger than life - especially their billboards. These flamboyant and extravagant advertisements show how Osaka has always been a city...

Themed Izakayas To Experience Japanese Culture

It's all about theme-work!  Experiencing Japanese summer is not complete without going to themed restaurants and Izakaya (bars). Savory food and refreshing drinks are alluring to start with, but these venues offer great entertainment such...

Nagomi Visit: A Brief But Precious Local Dinner

Gather around the dining table of a local household anywhere in Japan! Curious to see what an everyday dinner spread looks like in Japan? Hope to make local friends during your stay in Japan? Interested to see the...