Need a Good Cry? Let it All Out the Japanese Way!

Life is hard. Sometimes everyone needs a good cry. In Japan, where the control of emotions is mastered and people do not let their tears out except when absolutely necessary (only during public sport events athletes tend to cry when their team loses, especially young women, at least it seems), a good cry can help…

Step Into the Past at Shibuya’s Asakura House

In the middle of Tokyo, only five minutes from Daikanyama station lies a hidden gem. Who would have known, that in the modern city of Japan’s capital you could find a traditional Japanese house that you can enter, smell the scent of tatami, get in touch with traditional architecture, and see everything first hand? gaijingojapan.com/…

4 Recommended Art Museums To Enjoy a Day in Roppongi

Roppongi is a district famous for clubs and a place of choice for foreigners to hang out in. It is also infamous for troubles in the nightlife scene and as a rather dangerous place if you tend to get into fights easily. But it has a lot more than that: Roppongi has many facets to…

Shibuya Crossing, the Greatest Tourist Attraction in Japan

The Crowd The Shibuya Crossing or known as “The Scramble” in Tokyo, Japan is well-known as the busiest street in the world. When the traffic lights become red, expect thousands of people coming from different directions crossing in the famous Shibuya intersection. allposters.com/ Prepare your cameras to capture the people crossing the road, as it…

Eggcellent – an Eggceptional Place for Breakfast and Brunch in Tokyo

Eggcellent is a great place to satisfy any of your egg cravings. From omelettes, pancakes, to frittatas and even egg tart desserts, this place has you covered. With several locations in Japan, notably in Roppongi and Haneda, this restaurant perfectly captures the breakfast and pancake craze that has been recently sweeping the nation. The piece…

Croquant Chou ZakuZaku: the Best Cream Puff of your Life

Japan is known to have the image of a healthy, balanced diet abiding country by the people who don’t live in it. But in reality, the Japanese also love their sweets! Maybe the treats in Japan may not be as sweet as compared to its Western counterparts but a sweet treat is a sweet treat…

Shunga, the Ancient Erotic Artworks Can Finally be Seen in Tokyo Museum

Literally meaning spring pictures, Shunga (春画) is a type of Japanese erotic art produced mainly in the Edo period (1603-1867). Executed in woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) or in painted handscrolls, it was used by both men and women of all classes. Banned and marginalized from art history discussions, its historical and artistic importance has been recently…

3 Exhibitions in Tokyo from Fall to Spring all the Art Lovers Should Visit

Tokyo is undeniably one of the most exciting cities when one takes into consideration its unique and vibrant art scene. Therefore, what better way to spend your time in Tokyo than to explore the various exhibitions on display this Fall/Winter season? Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhat mori.art.museum/ Art lovers in Tokyo have reason to celebrate.…

See Creativity in Full Flare Every Year at Tokyo Design Week!

The 30th annual Tokyo Design Week kicked off on Saturday 24th October 2015. If you love to see new product design and art – or you simply want to experience a wonderful afternoon full of creative exhibits and shops, it’s a special event you will never forget. Located at Meiji Jingu Gaien Mae in the…

Diner En Blanc: World–Famous Secret Dinner Finally Held in Tokyo

Dinner en Blanc is the world’s most secretive and exclusive dinner. With it’s humble origins in France, it has since been a worldwide phenomenon with most event locations being in the United States. The dinner is all in white – from both men and women’s attire, tables, chairs and sometimes even food, it is surely…
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