cherry blossom (sakura)

The 4 Best Things to Do in Marunouchi to Make You Fall in Love with Tokyo

Marunouchi is a modern-looking district found at the very heart of Tokyo, just a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name Marunouchi translates as “inside the circle” and originates from its location inside the palace walls of the Edo Castle hundreds of years ago. Originally inhabited by some of the country’s…

35 Things to Do in Shinjuku, the Party District of Tokyo!

Shinjuku (新宿) can be quite intimidating with its bright lights, enormous train station, glamorous people and an array of host clubs and bars. It is also a unique district of Tokyo (東京); it is the gay capital and the home of the red light district. If you’re visiting Tokyo, this fascinating area is well worth…

10 Things to Do in Toyota City, Home of the Beloved Japanese Cars

Around the world, the name Toyota (豊田) is most commonly associated with the wildly famous brand of cars. However, did you know that the car shares its name with a city in Aichi prefecture (愛知県) in central Japan? The birthplace of Toyota cars, the city actually changed its name in the 1950s to match the…

Feeling Artsy? Here Are 9 Creative Uses for Cute Japanese Washi Tape!

Do you step into Japanese stationery shops and go crazy over the wide variety of cute products they have? One favorite spot is Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ), a Japanese lifestyle store that sells an array of goods ranging from outdoor equipment to even DIY materials. More often than not, I end up buying many different designs…

Enjoy a Hot Spring Bath While Cherry Blossom Viewing at This Event in Odaiba!

If hanami (花見) or cherry blossom viewing seems like the perfect setup for your ideal romantic escapade, think of how much more romantic it would be if you spend it while bathing in a hot spring. Yes, you read that right. Tokyo’s (東京) popular hot spring spot in Odaiba (お台場), Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari (大江戸温泉物語), recently launched…

Looking for a Unique Way to See Tokyo? Check Out These River Boat Tours!

No matter how many times you have visited Tokyo (東京), there is still so much more to explore. Unfortunately, most people tend to focus on the attractions and places they can visit on land. Have you ever thought about seeing a new perspective of Tokyo while on the water? If yes, then Riverboat Mizuha (舟遊びみづは)…

3 Cherry Blossom Activities in Roppongi This Spring 2017

When taking a look at a list of hanami (花見; flower viewing) spots in Tokyo (東京), you would normally see Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑), Meguro River (目黒川), Imperial Palace (皇居), Ueno Park (上野公園), and the likes. These are awesome spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms, surely, but don’t forget that Roppongi (六本木) has its own sets…

Admire Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at These 3 Spots in Osaka

This is the time of the year when cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Japan. Many people have probably already planned the places they will be having their drinking parties at for the coming weeks. If you haven’t experienced this kind of culture in your country, then dream no more. Pack your things and…

5 Reasons “Air Hanami” Is the New Trend of Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan

There is a great reason for spring in Japan being a highly anticipated season that draws huge crowds of locals and foreign visitors: cherry blossom! Nobody can resist the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms, known as “sakura (桜)” in Japanese, while eating dango (団子) or sweet Japanese rice dumplings. It is typical during the sakura…
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