Monthly Archives: May 2016

Japan has a reputation for being one of the most expensive countries to visit. And on top of this Kyoto especially is well known for being over-priced with many shrines and temples requiring you to pay an entrance fee to enjoy the city. This can be challenging for backpack...

Wagashi is traditional Japanese sweets that are usually served with green tea. They have a wide variety of shapes, ingredients, consistencies, and preparation methods. Some are so popular that they're served all year 'round across Japan while others are only served regionally or seasonally. Where can I buy them? sushileaves.com/ These...

Virtual reality is the current trend of the gaming industry and continues to change the way games are being played as users are becoming more invested as they feel like they are in the world of the game they're playing. Virtual reality has now given people a new opportunity...

If you're a huge horror movie fan, you may have heard of the upcoming movie, "Sadako (貞子) vs. Kayako (伽椰子)" that involves Ju-on's, Kayako and The Ring's, Sadako. However, it seems as though the scare tactic promos have now moved to social media! So, if you've ever wondered what...

If you like suspension bridges, then Mishima Skywalk will definitely not let you down. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the country and measures around 400 meters long. With its location in Shizuoka Prefecture, it provides a variety of spectacular views of Mt Fuji and the...

In Tokyo's concrete jungle you often have to go as far skyward as Tokyo Tower, Roppongi hills or Tokyo Skytree to get a decent view over the city but at 'Hacienda del cielo' in Daikanyama you can forego paying to go up a tower to appreciate the night view...

For many people, the word “hedgehog” may conjure up images of a speeding blue blur that stars in the second best selling video game series of all time, but the reality is more prickly. Capitalizing on their recent popularity, as well as the wild success of various other animal...

Tokyo JR station is located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the busiest stations in the city, always packed with busy businessmen and excited tourists. However, did you know that apart from being the main intercity rail terminal, the station also has a...

Make time for some pampering at The Peninsula Tokyo's new luxury spa studio where your feet, hands, and even nails will receive luxury treatment the French way! Peninsula Tokyo has recently announced the opening of its studio, called Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, owned by French podiatrist, Bastien Gonzalez, and is already...

The salty, savory (umami) popular Japanese dish, miso soup is definitely a crowd favorite in Japan, as well as, overseas with many Japanese restaurants based abroad featuring miso soup on the menu. Obviously, miso soup is the most popular Japanese dish which uses miso as the main ingredient but...

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