Friday, September 20, 2019

Why is Niigata rice so delicious?

An average temperature of 24.5°C, long hours of sunlight and large temperature differences between day and night are ideal for growing delicious rice. Why is Niigatamai called “Japan’s No1”? Here’s why: Highest Rice Crop Yield...

Moerenuma Park – Natural Art & Artistic Nature

Not really seeing where the bus was going, and then awkwardly wandering into a parking space, trying to find Moerenuma park, I ended up crossing a bridge and the first landmark greeting me was...

Bonsai Master Kunio Kobayashi

 Besides gardening on a large scale, Bonsai refers to the act of creating miniature potted plants. Since nearly every plant species can be transformed into a Bonsai, you can enjoy beautiful cherry- or plum...

A Day Trip from Tokyo: Chichibu

Speaking of tourist destinations on the Seibu Railway network, Chichibu and Kawagoe are by far the most well known. In particular, Chichibu has been gaining popularity in recent years on the back of traditional...

The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

More than Just a Warrior Born in a time when Japan was plagued by civil wars during the Sengoku period (mid 15th century - early 17th century), Masamune rose quickly to become a tactful, ruthless...

Another 3 hr trip – Ueno

How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do with...

A Day Trip from Narita Airport: Historical Chiba

Narita is home to Narita International Airport, a main gateway to Japan. The following places are within 30 minutes by taxi or public transportation from the airport, and are also perfect for travelers with...

A Relaxing weekend around Lake Kawaguchiko with your family

DAY 1 Make your way straight to Fuji-Q Highland amusement park by taking the Fuji-Q Highway Bus – Resort Express from Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station, Shibuya Station (Mark City), or directly from Haneda Airport. The...

Yamagata Sakura Matsuri

During the sakura blooming season, Yamagata shows two sides. During the day you see colorful "pompom"-like tufts of flowers and at night you are transported to a flowery fairy world. Here are some of...

Sailor Moon Exhibition at Roppongi Hills

The exhibition is open until June 19th. The “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” exhibition is being held at the 52nd floor (Tokyo City View observation deck) of Mori Tower in Roppongi, Tokyo. This popular Manga series which...