See How Kawasaki City are Leading the Way in Japan’s Outstanding Green Revolution

Kawasaki City, once known as the industrial centre of Japan associated with images of exhaust stacks spewing pollutant-filled gas and creating the dangerous smog that plagued Tokyo in the 1960’s, has in recent years been at the forefront of the promotion of clean energy and waste disposal. At the heart of this effort is the…

Need to Organize a Big Event? Why Not Try Sarushima, An Island You Can Rent!

Sarushima, which means Monkey Island, is a small island at Yokosuka, Kanagawa. However, you may be disappointed by the lack of monkeys on the island. Originally named Toshima, the name of the island was changed to Sarushima after Nichiren was shipwrecked on this island and prayed for help which came in the form of a…

Try the Delicious Dutch Baby Pancakes at Idobata in Kawasaki!

You may have heard of the Flying Dutchman, but have you heard of the Dutch baby? No, it’s not as morbid as you were thinking! It’s a pancake that’s derived from the German pfannkuchen and is also called a German pancake, Bismarck, or Dutch puff. It is reminiscent of a thick crepe that carries a…

Sagamiko Resort: An Amusement Park for Thrillseekers of All Ages!

An amusement park popular for its Ferris-Wheel symbol is Sagamiko Resort “Pleasure Forest”. It is a park offering different zones for different interests in a setting blended with nature. There are a lot of attractions to try with an outdoor zone for camping and a hobby zone for cycling courses. There are four popular attractions…

Sagamiko Pleasure Forest’s Spectacular Illumination – Just An Hour From Tokyo

Visit Kanto’s biggest illumination at Sagamiko, which this year features Paddington Bear, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben in glorious LED form. Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest Anything billed as a ‘pleasure forest’ immediately attracts attention and Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest really comes into its own during winter when millions of LED lights descend upon the park.…

Enoshima Island Spa: Treat Yourself to Revitalizing Massages, Baths and Views

Located just south of Tokyo is Enoshima, a small picturesque island which will feel a million miles from the madness of central Tokyo but is only an hour away on the train. After exploring the caves and enjoying spectacular views from the viewing tower, treat yourself to some TLC at the wonderful Enospa. Treatment  …

A Beach Adventure at Miurakaigan and Fresh Maguro at Misaki Port

Just a large stone’s throw away from Tokyo, Miurakaigan 三浦海岸 which literally means “three channel/bay shore” is one of the cleaner and quieter beaches that we have visited. It is slightly further down the peninsula than the Enoshima and Zushi stretch, but is still very accessible by train. It costs about ¥1000 and 1.5 hours…

Visiting One of Japan’s Best Beaches in Enoshima

Getting to Enoshima Enoshima 江ノ島 is an island in the southwest of Kanagawa prefecture that is situated right in the middle of the coast at the bay. It is about 1.5 hours from Tokyo, and you can even take the Romance Car from Shinjuku! We set off just a little after the break of dawn………

Enoshima: The Amazing Getaway Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

Enoshima Island is perhaps one of the most beautiful and worthy sightseeing spots to visit in Japan. First of all, it is located near Tokyo (2 hour ride by car or accessible by train from central Shinjuku Odakyu Station), it’s location is really convenient because if you are staying in Tokyo, you will only need…

Chanko–nabe: May I Have SUMOre?

Chanko-nabe (ちゃんこ鍋), the dish of the sumo wrestlers! It’s a hotpot that contains lots of proteins and carbohydrates that sumo wrestlers consume in copious amounts to bulk up. One pot could easily feed two people with moderate appetites. Sumo wrestlers don’t have breakfast and have their first meal after the training in the morning. They…