Monthly Archives: March 2017

Have you already been to many major sightseeing spots in Japan? Would you like to explore less touristy places where you can feel the genuine atmosphere of today's Japanese life? Then I'd like to introduce you my lovely hometown, Noda (野田市), in Chiba Prefecture (千葉県), which offers its visitors...

If you're up for a VIP night or would like to treat yourself after a stressful week, you should check out L'effervescence. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant nestled in a secluded place along the Nishi Azabu (西麻布) area of Tokyo. L'effervescence is hidden among low-rise residential buildings and is rather...

The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) marks a point in Tokyo where tradition and innovation meet. It is the tallest tower in the world which serves as a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower all in one. Built with cutting-edge Japanese technology, there's no fears about the safety of this huge structure....

Celebrity groups or icons that have carved their names in Japan's music industry are sure to keep their fame for quite some time. If they have lasted in the industry for more than a decade, then it's proof that they have made a strong impact on their fans. Aside from...

Do you recognize the name Keisuke Unosawa (鵜野沢啓祐)? If not, you're about to find out all about this fascinating man. Unosawa is a creative director and designer who was born in Tokyo in 1964. He worked for Katsumi Komagata (駒形克己) before going freelance in 1987. His success was preceded...

Would you like to see the urban landscape of Tokyo from a bird's-eye view? Would you like to experience one of Japan's many impressive artificial landmarks? Don't miss Tokyo Skytree, located in Sumida-ku (墨田区) in Tokyo. Tokyo Skytree Skytree is the "tallest free-standing broadcast tower in the world as of 2011"...

Dōtonbori (道頓堀), Osaka (大阪) is home to some of the region’s most famous symbols and landmarks. Most of these landmarks are tied to restaurants, such as Kani Dōraku’s (かに道楽) giant moving crab that hangs above the restaurant door, seemingly waving to customers going inside. One of Dōtonbori’s - and perhaps...

In the trendy, low-key neighborhood of Shimokitazawa (下北沢), you can find all sorts of stores and places. On a day when you feel like going on a little exploration, Shimokitazawa’s vintage stores and quaint cafes can keep you occupied. Previously, I have written about the thrift and vintage stores you...

Akita (秋田) is a prefecture famous for its rice, beautiful women, and its annual summer event, the Kanto Festival (竿燈祭り), which is held every year to pray for a good rice harvest. Let's find out more about this incredibly fun event! Kanto Festival Akita City in Akita Prefecture is located in...

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the most impressive districts of Japan. It is a youthful neighborhood that is enjoyed every day by thousands of tourists of all ages. The opportunities for entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife are never-ending. If you’re planning to visit Shibuya, whether for business or sightseeing,...

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