Thursday, October 24, 2019

Jiyugaoka, stylish and yummy

Suburban strolling in sweet Jiyugaoka For stylish and yummy suburban exploring, the leafy neighborhood of Jiyugaoka is the perfect pick. While only 10 minutes away from Shibuya by train, Jiyugaoka is a calm village compared to...

Kichijoji, casual Tokyo

Enjoy Tokyo like a local Voted as Tokyo's most livable area for an impressive seven years in a row, Kichijoji is the kind of place you can be your casual self. The streets are full of cafes,...

Replica Weapon Warehouse For The Cosplay Warrior

Though the endless rows of swords along the walls might make you think the owners here are preparing for the next samurai revolution, make no mistake – this fake weapon store is for real. Hidden...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 2

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Last time we left off at the Nennekoya. Get on your Tokyo bike as it's time to potter on! (For part 1, see "Nostalgic Pottering in Yanasen Part 1") Nezu Shrine With a history of...

All you love about Japan, in a capsule

Gachapon Kaikan: the mecca of miniature toy capsules Perhaps local students lining up outside a store filled with toy vending machines might not warrant a second glance. But when you meet a tourist who crossed...

À la Kagurazaka

Tokyo's classy hill Tokyo boasts an almost uncountable amount of shopping and dining districts. Kagurazaka is not only one of the most authentic and chic, but also definitely the most French district.  Two French schools are located in...

Continuing to Bring Enchantment to the World, Noritake

From Ginza to Your Dinner Table It’s the fine chinaware from Noritake that makes your special dinner hour even more of a delight. Established in 1904, Noritake’s roots can be traced back to “Morimura Gumi”, set...

Hidden gems of Sugamo, the ‘Harajuku for obasans’

This street could hold the secret to Japanese ‘obasans’’ longevity