by kahlowa

This Taiko Festival is a Must-See for Excitement, Music and Tradition All in One!

The temple at Narita-san is beautiful any time of year, but the beginning of spring is one of the best times to visit. Not only are the ume and sakura trees in blooms, but every year in April there is the nationally famous Narita Taiko Festival. Two days of performances, concerts, street food, and festivities;…

Wonderland in Ikebukuro: Themed Restaurant ’Alice in an Old Castle’

Alice in an Old Castle is one of the five Alice in Wonderland themed restaurants in Tokyo. Located close to the east exit of Ikebukuro station, it is relatively easy to reach and a must if you like theme restaurants, Alice in Wonderland, or cute things in general! The Concept govoyagin.com/ Each of the locations…

3 Best Ways to Get to Kyoto from Tokyo

Want to go to Kyoto from Tokyo but unsure of the best way to get there? Getting to Kyoto may seem a daunting task (especially as a foreigner) since the most popular option, Shinkansen, may be a bit out of tourists’ price ranges. But fear not! There are other ways to get to the old…

Take A Break From City Life and Visit Narita Dream Dairy Farm!

With all of the high-tech attractions and neon lights, large cities in Japan can be a bit overstimulating after a time. If this is the case, have no fear! There is plenty to see outside of the cities, and Narita Dream Dairy Farm (Narita Yumebokujo) is one great example. What to Do at the Farm…

Follow the Rabbit Trail to the Cutest r.a.a.g.f. Bunny Cafe in Harajuku

As many may know, animal cafes in Japan are one of the hottest locations for tourists. Cat Cafes are perhaps one of the most popular. With an ever increasing number of customers, some clever soul decided to expand this idea of coffee with animals to include other animals. And on par with cat cafes in…

Looking for the Perfect Owl Cafe? Try Cafe HOHO!

Japan’s newest trend in animal cafes keeps popping up all over Tokyo. What started as a couple cafes a few years ago has now led to dozens of cafes in various neighborhoods. Cafe Hoho in Shinjuku is a fairly new addition to the growing number of animal cafes and is a great chance to drink…

Spend A Day in Ikebukuro’s Attraction Mecca: Sunshine City

With a name like Sunshine City, you might expect a beach resort or tanning salon. The name is misleading, because what it actually is is a shopping and attraction center in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. One of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, not only the building itself but the surrounding area is full of things to do,…

Ehime: The Land of Mikans (Satsuma Mandarins)

When you hear of mikan, you probably do not think of any specific place in Japan. Least of all a prefecture on the small island of Shikoku. But! Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku produces over 250,000 tons of mikan every year! Mikan are Ehime’s speciality, with everything from shirts to socks to stores being dedicated to…

Matsuyama–jo: a Castle in the Mountains

Matsuyama may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but even though you need to make a trip all the way to Shikoku, it is very much worth the effort! Matsuyama-jo (jo means castle in Japanese) is just one of the many things Matsuyama has to offer. This castle doesn’t only give you a spectacular look…