TOKYO

TOKYO

Tokyo (東京), as a big city, has a lot of different wards. These wards function as a single urban entity in respect to certain public services. One popular ward is Meguro (目黒), a residential area that is well connected and convenient. Meguro's special highlight is its distinct and calm nature...

There are many famous bridges in the world. England has its London Bridge, Australia its Harbour Bridge, and America its Golden Gate. Not to be outdone, in 1993, the Japanese built their own bridge "attraction" in Tokyo (東京) and named it Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ). However, unlike Sydney and San...

When you think about Japan, some of the things that'll first come to mind may be food, crazy inventions, and of course, anime (アニメ). Anime plays a large role in Japanese culture and it is a fact that you can never be too young nor too old to love...

When taking a look at a list of hanami (花見; flower viewing) spots in Tokyo (東京), you would normally see Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑), Meguro River (目黒川), Imperial Palace (皇居), Ueno Park (上野公園), and the likes. These are awesome spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms, surely, but don't forget that...

Theater is a form of art that not only entertains but also greatly supports a country’s preservation of culture and tradition. In the Netherlands, the well-known Theater Hangar offers a unique experience for viewers of its long-running Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) musical. This is to try out...

I was personally surprised to find out that this burger restaurant had not yet arrived in Japan, but there is now a new store in Aoyama (青山)! An Umami Burger shop opened for the first time in Aoyama on March 24th, 2017. This burger chain is focused on creating...

There are many different ways of introducing Japanese art and culture to people around the world. If you're a tourist in Japan, you may opt to attend different festivals or events where you can immerse yourself in real Japanese activities. One place where you could do this is The...

Ikebukuro (池袋) is located in Toshima Ward (豊島区) in Tokyo, Japan and is a hub for eating, shopping, anime, and business. With that description, it is somehow a mix of the busy, commercial atmosphere of Shinjuku (新宿) and the fun, otaku atmosphere of Akihabara (秋葉原). With so many things that...

Have you heard about Ginza Six? It is a new shopping complex which will be opened soon and you really do not want to miss it! The mall will feature art installations by Yayoi Kusama (草間彌生), who is known for her eccentric art style based on her fascination with...

There are so many wacky cafe themes you can find in Japan. They vary in promotional concepts to attract different kinds of customers. There is one particular cafe which is promoting a “natural beauty” and “no makeup” concept called Naturalia (ナチュラリア). It originally opened in Hokkaido (北海道) in October...

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