10 Fantastic Spots for a Photographer on Tokyo’s Sumida River

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa breaks off from the Arakawa…

TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION Gets Giant Inspiration from this Popular Anime!

Japan is often regarded as the mecca of anime culture as well as one of the worldwide centers of street style. In 2017, one can have the best of both worlds as a major fashion festival meets a popular anime for one “giant” collaboration. TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION will feature Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) for its…

These 3 Attractions Prove Tokyo University Offers More Than Just Study

Among all the places to explore in Japan, who would have thought that the academic sites are one of the best places to visit? One of many universities that offer beautiful buildings is the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus (東京大学本郷キャンパス). The grounds are a great place to walk around with the abundance of historical and…

Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

Love Unique Fashion? Don’t Miss This 2-Day Steampunk Event in Harajuku!

Have you ever heard of steampunk fashion? It is a style which incorporates 19th-century industrial technology with Victorian aesthetics. Some people in Tokyo are so passionate about this subculture that they formed a regular event called Steam Garden. Steam Garden is held twice a year to gather lovers of the genre to enjoy some fun…

Singles Only! Join this Unique Romantic Matchmaking Party in Tokyo!

Matchmaking parties are pretty common in Japan. Though the percentage of couples who actually get married is decreasing nowadays, the government and other private sectors are helping people in holding marriage events and meeting potential partners. This spring season, another matchmaking party will be held at Lieu de Vintage Mejiro (目白) in Tokyo. This is…

Cafe-Hopping in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo: 29 Cafes You Should Visit

Shimokitazawa (下北沢) has been gaining popularity as a hip and trendy neighborhood. With an abundance of shops and cafes, it is very easy to see why this suburb in Setagaya-ku (世田谷区) is being called as the newest must-visit place in Tokyo. It is also popular among the Japanese youth and is one of the top…

Don’t Miss Sumida Aquarium’s Special Art Exhibition in Tokyo!

There is currently a special collaboration between Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) and Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館), which has a theme of jellyfish and flowers. This exhibition, therefore, was appropriately named Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish. Mika Ninagawa ninamika.com/ Mika Ninagawa is a contemporary photographer who is known for her unique style – incorporating bright colors and cinematic framing,…

Slashed Taxi Fares Means it’s Now Cheaper to Travel Around Tokyo!

If you’re staying in Tokyo for a while, you may know that there are many ways to get by – bus, train, and subway, to name a few. But did you know that traveling by taxi is probably the most economical choice when it comes to shorter distances? Taxis are also useful if you’d like…
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