Monthly Archives: January 2017

Having specific dietary requirements has often been a struggle for visitors and residents in Japan. Be it gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, there were never many options in the past. However, Tokyo and Japan are changing, and more and more restaurants and shops are opening up to cater for those...

Staying at a reasonably priced hotel is one of the best ways to save money on accommodation while traveling in Japan. For a stress-free stay with the necessary facilities, you can stay in a capsule hotel which does away with the services provided by a conventional hotel. This is...

Have you ever wondered where you could enjoy a meal while train watching at the same time? Or okay, maybe you haven't. But if you are visiting Japan and would like to experience the Japanese train system in close proximity, I highly suggest visiting Cafe and Bar N3331 mAAch...

Why agonize over dull, monotonous corporate meetings when you can always make the experience magical and Potter-like? What if you’re given the chance to sit inside a magic classroom like in Hogwarts, or in a white room inspired by Alice in Wonderland? Will you take the chance? You read that right. Fans...

For those fans of Iron Chef (料理の鉄人) and the newest iteration Iron Chef America, you probably already know the premise. It takes top chefs from each cuisine – French, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese just to name a few – and has them going up head to head against another...

Japanese children are unlike any other children in the world. They are taught to be independent at a young age that it becomes a common sight to see kids as young as 7 years old riding the train alone. Though parents are quite apprehensive at first, they put their...

The district of Ginza (銀座) started as a center for minting silver coins during the Edo period (江戸時代) and is named after the word "gin (銀)," which means "silver" in Japanese. After the Great Kanto earthquake (関東大震災) of 1923, Ginza was modernized and became the nation’s most glamorous avenue...

Japan is among travelers’ top choices of destination whether their main purpose is to sightsee, go shopping, or just simply relax and take a break. Aside from these reasons, many people also choose to go to the country to experience the cold temperatures of winter and to enjoy skiing,...

Many Japanese people own pets for several reasons, such as desiring companionship or simply having great love for animals. Though people often face considerable hurdles in owning a pet in the city such as expenses and need for space, many of them continue to find a way to keep...

Not all of us always enjoy games that are challenging as they can make us feel stressed when they are too difficult to complete. There are times when we play games just because we want enjoyment and relaxation, or simply to temporarily escape the harsh reality of life. Therefore,...

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