2017 March

Your Ultimate Guide to the 11 Best Thrift Shops in Shimokitazawa

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 can visit in Harajuku (原宿).…

Discover the Magic of Akita at the Kanto Summer Festival!

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 Japan’s northwest region called…

The 3 Best Budget Capsule Hotels in Tokyo’s Most Desirable Areas

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, there’s nothing better than being close…

Bandai Bridge: An Iconic Landmark of Niigata City

Did you know that there is a bridge that is known as the symbol of Niigata City (新潟市)? The bridge is called Bandai Bridge (萬代橋) and it is the perfect place to picnic, see blooming tulips and even cherry blossoms! Let’s learn more about this historic and beautiful site! Niigata City Niigata City is the…

Animals, Views of Mt. Fuji and More at Fuji Safari Park!

One of the things I really wanted to do during my trip to Japan was to visit Mt. Fuji (富士山). Since I was there for almost a month, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to see Mt. Fuji and its magical beauty. I thought going to Japan in the summertime would automatically mean…

See the Phenomenal “Sea of Clouds” in Chichibu, Saitama This Spring

One of the places in Japan that provides an otherworldly feel is Chichibu (秩父). It is a historic city embraced by mountains, lush forests, and relaxing hot springs located in Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県). Chichibu is also a popular weekend getaway for those who live in the central part of Tokyo (東京). The place has dramatic…

Love Wasabi? Try Out These 3 Other Spicy Condiments in Japan!

When it comes to spicy condiments in Japanese cuisine, the first thing people may think of is wasabi (わさび). Some people may argue that wasabi is not technically spicy since it does not burn the tongue and throat, but instead, causes a slight stinging sensation in the nose. Nevertheless, wasabi is a favorite condiment among…

Enjoy Spring in Hokkaido by Visiting These 4 Gorgeous Flower Fields!

Spring is definitely the best season to visit Hokkaido (北海道), the northernmost prefecture of Japan. It is not only a place with beautiful greenery and delicious seafood but is also where you can experience the magic and splendor of nature. If you like traveling, I’m sure you’ll instantly fall in love with the beauty of…

Where is this Japanese Town That Aims to Be “Zero Waste” by 2020?

There is a town in Japan which is known by many as the world’s first “zero-waste town”. It has been challenging its residents to reduce waste to zero by 2020 since the start of 2003. Part of the town’s policy is to separate different household waste into 34 categories that are sent to be recycled.…

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…
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