Meiji Jingu

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…

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…

Harajuku, Land of Colorful Trends: 18 Ways to Indulge in Japanese Pop Culture

What do you think of when you hear about Harajuku? It may be a parade of vividly dressed “Harajuku girls” akin to the characters you might see from time to time in your weekly anime. Maybe it could be an image of the latest cutting edge fashions coming down the runway, or perhaps you visualize…

5 Amazing Hot Spots to Enjoy the Beauty of the Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

Japan is a country of many amazing spectacles and one of those is the changing of the leaves in autumn and there are many places throughout the country that gloriously feature these beautiful sights. However, when you’re traveling to Tokyo and only have a limited time, you are restricted to places that are easily accessible…

What is Shinto? Learn about its History and Importance

Many people have heard of Shinto, either by reading about Shinto shrines or through study into religions. But what is Shinto? History of Shinto thediplomat.com/ Shinto is not a monotheistic religion, many kami or spirits are worshipped, reflecting the initial clan structure of primal Shinto. The Kofun period of Japanese history led to the introduction…

The Peaceful Meiji Jingu Shrine in the Heart of Tokyo

History Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine in Tokyo honouring the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken. Their tombs are not here in Tokyo however this shrine was built in 1920 to honour their legacy, and 100,000 trees were planted around the shrine in their memory. Meiji Jingu is a stunning shrine to visit and…

See the best of Tokyo in one day

My friends often ask me what my top destinations are in Tokyo and where I would recommend they visit, so I have thought about this often! Recently a friend only had 24 hours in Tokyo to take in all the sights and didn’t want to spend their day travelling. So below is my idea of…

Who Says Tokyo is Expensive?–Free and Affordable Must-Visit Places

Tokyo may be expensive to some people who love all the luxury this city can offer, but it does not mean it is not affordable for the travellers on a budget. As long as you know where to go and how to get there, Tokyo will be an affordable place to travel to. Include these…

Five reasons you absolutely need to know to visit Tokyo this Spring!

Japanese are well-known for their culture and tradition, and Tokyo is no exception. This metropolitan prefecture offers many unique festivals and traditions for you to enjoy while visiting Japan. gofundme.com/ For you who are into Japanese culture and tradition, there are five good reasons why you must visit Tokyo this Spring: 1. Hiwatari-sai Festival flickr.com/…

Fashion city Harajuku

Harajuku in Tokyo is the one of a kind of fashion city in the world. There are so many tailor’s shops, second-hand clothing stores, vintage stores and boutiques that carry a wide selection of fashionable products from different brands. And also it is a concept of teenage cultures and fashion. But Harajuku is a nice…