Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

This Brand New Shop in Ikebukuro Gives the Japanese Sweet, Dorayaki, a Western Twist

Have you ever wondered what a Western mix on the traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki (どら焼き), would be like? Well, wonder no more as a new dorayaki specialty store called DOU (ドウ) is opening at Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅) at the end of May 2017! Dorayaki jp.fotolia.com/ But first, what is dorayaki? Dorayaki is a type of…

Find Unique and Old-Fashioned Stationery Products at This Shop in Tokyo!

People who have been to Japan probably already know that Japan is a wonderful trove of unique and high-quality stationery items. Did you know that there is a retro shop in Kichijoji (吉祥寺), Tokyo (東京) that makes all of your stationery fanatic dreams come true? 36 Sublo sublo.net/ 36 Sublo is a retro stationery store…

32 Recommended Luxury Hotels in Tokyo You Should Stay at in 2017!

Japan attracted almost 20 million tourists in 2016 and with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo (東京) Olympics, that number is only expected to increase. Tokyo, the glamorous and fashionable capital of Japan, is a fantastic city hosting hundreds of things to do, from the historical and traditional to the fashionable and futuristic. No matter what your…

See the Starry Skies of Hawaii at This Planetarium Event in Tokyo

Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU (コニカミノルタプラネタリウム 天空) at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN (東京スカイツリータウン) is starting a new event from the 20th of May, 2017. The new program is called “Aloha Spirits: Hawaii, an Island Full of Stars (アロハスピリッツ: 星降る島ハワイ).” You can experience Hawaii Island’s beautiful starry sky through this new planetarium program! Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU Konica…

8 Things to Do in Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn’t let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with a twist where locals and tourists…

The 4 Best Things to Do in Marunouchi to Make You Fall in Love with Tokyo

Marunouchi is a modern-looking district found at the very heart of Tokyo, just a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name Marunouchi translates as “inside the circle” and originates from its location inside the palace walls of the Edo Castle hundreds of years ago. Originally inhabited by some of the country’s…

10 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…

7 Things to Do in Ryogoku, the Traditional Town of Sumo

Ryogoku is a district most commonly associated with the popular Japanese sport of sumo. Sumo tournaments have taken place in the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo stadium) and sumo stables in the area for over a century and attract visitors from far and wide who come to get a glimpse of the giant wrestlers. The neighbourhood is…
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