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Do You Know Where to Find These 2 Funicular Railways in Tokyo?

Funicular railways are used to connect two points across a very steep or inclined place. You can find this kind of railway on hills or mountains, transporting people using a cable that pulls the carriage along slopes, which means you would be traveling either upwards or downwards on them. As Japan has many elevations with…

Love Beer and Food? Don’t Miss These 2 Events in Tokyo This Summer 2018!

Beer is hugely popular in Japan. Local brands such as Asahi and Sapporo transformed it from an exotic foreign beverage to something everyone can afford and enjoy. Nama biru, or draft beer, for instance, is just a couple of hundred yen and can be bought in nearly all izakayas and drinking establishments. Beer is now…

3 Breathtakingly Beautiful Places Where You Can Go “Forest Bathing” in Tokyo

Have you heard of the Japanese practice called “shinrin-yoku”? In English, it is translated to “forest bathing,” which is also known as forest therapy, a form of health care and healing in Japanese medicine. There are many places in Japan where you can forest bathe; even in the bustling area of Tokyo! What exactly is…

Japan’s Autumn Leaves in 2016: 10 Best Places to Visit

Japan in the autumn is beautiful no matter what region you are in. There are several locations for locals, residents and tourists alike to take leisurely walks and creative photos of the unique nature that Japan has to offer during this season. If you are hoping to travel to Japan just to see the amazing…

This Japanese Trick Art Museum Will Blow Your Mind

Based in the foothills of Mount Takao just outside of Tokyo is a museum which will mess with your head! In this idyllic setting where the masses of Tokyo go for an escape, you can truly enter another world. A world of trick art! History of trick art Trick art is said to have a…

3 Recommended Mountains for an Unforgettable Hike in Japan

Japan has a reputation as a bustling urban sprawl, however, this is far from the truth. Although Japan is home to the most populated city in the world, Tokyo, it is 70% mountainous. Hiking has had a real surge in popularity over the past few years in Japan from young people of high school age…
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3 best green places to escape to from the busy Tokyo

Tokyo will never stop to fascinate us! Not only by the glimpse of metro city, the amusing Disneyland, beautiful rainbow bridge and Asakusa temple, but also by many other things that not many people know of. Tokyo also has many green landscapes from city parks, Japanese gardens to the countless forest parks. These are some…

3 Best Mountains in Japan for Beginner Hikers

As you may know, Japan is a very beautiful country not only for its cultural places, cities and foods, but also the nature. Japan has many beaches and mountains. Maybe some of you who live or traveled in Japan, have gone to the Japan beaches. But have you already tried hiking in Japanese mountains? Hiking…

3 Mount Fuji Observation Spots in Tokyo

If you cannot find a spot in your itinerary to take a closer look at Mount Fuji, there are great observation spots around Tokyo to fulfill your Fuji-san wonders. Take for example these three spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy the Mount Fuji scenery. Mount Fuji, being the tallest and most picturesque landscape in…