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Cycling in Japan: Basic Rules, Prohibitions, Penalties, and Safety Tips

If you have visited Japan before, you would know of its many complicated subway and train lines. To get around in Japan, cycling is one of the best choices. But of course, there are important rules that you should know before cycling in Japan. Basic Rules First of all, you should keep to the left…

28 Things to Do in Roppongi, Famous for its Daytime and Nighttime Attractions

Roppongi (六本木), which translates literally as “six trees”, is a central district of Tokyo (東京) that is known these days for its large expat community, towering art galleries and animated nightlife. While the night scene has given Roppongi a bad name among some, the high concentration of clubs are highly frequented and recommended by many…

Stay Active While Sightseeing with These 3 Recommended Cycling Tours in Tokyo!

Tokyo’s (東京) transportation system is highly advanced. It has a fast, clean, and efficient railway system. Because of this, people often travel by train than by car. To get to the station from their house, however, many Japanese people prefer to ride their bicycles. Others choose to ride bikes solely for the fact that it…

4 Hard-to-Break Habits You Might Lose While Living in Japan

In a previous article I wrote about habits I accumulated while in Japan. This time, I want to write about habits that I lost while living there. This is written from the viewpoint of an American, but I think some of the following may strike a chord with expats of other Western countries. 1. Locking…

3 Ways to Help Make Japan More Tourist Friendly Before the Olympics

Japan will surely have an influx of foreign guests who’ll be pouring into Tokyo to speculate the win for the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. happyword.net/ With this, there are some things that Japan could do to make things a little easier for tourists. Here’s a list of things that might really be helpful in…

My weird experience: Onigiri and Mom’s Bicycle

Seaside battle over onigiri Author’s photo On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early May, I flew to the beach in Zushi, which is the popular destination for city surfers and yacht enthusiasts living and working in central Tokyo. It was a warm windy day, and people were enjoying the sunshine on the beach or in…

Fujisawa: Surfer’s Paradise in Japan

Fujisawa photozou.jp/ This past week, I had the immense pleasure of spending some time exploring Fujisawa, a city just an hour by train south of Tokyo. Located on Japan’s Pacific coast, this city was once voted the most comfortable to live in in all of Japan. With miles of beautiful beach, decent waves, a famous…