cherry blossom (sakura)

What to Know Before Touring Japan’s City of Dreams

In terms of the most populated cities in Japan, Yokohama comes in as the second largest after Tokyo. It was the first harbor city to be introduced to the world as an entrance to the country. As one of the birthplaces of Japan’s modern culture, Yokohama has been continuously acquiring information from foreign countries up…

Drive Around Japan in Style With This Gorgeous Japanese-Style Rental Car!

Japan’s transportation system is extensive. There are so many options to choose from if you travel around the country. Renting a car is one of the most economical ways of exploring the different places in the country where public transportation is inconvenient and infrequent. In order to help tourists explore the cultural areas of Osaka…

27 Recommended Hotels and Ryokan in Osaka for the Perfect Trip in 2017

Welcome to the largest city in the west of Japan: Osaka (大阪). There is a unique charm to Osaka that finds visitors falling in love with the metropolis as soon as they set foot in it. This is most certainly in part thanks to its distinctly friendly, outgoing locals, the hip vibes omitted from the…

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…

36 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)…
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