10 Fantastic Spots for a Photographer on Tokyo’s Sumida River

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa breaks off from the Arakawa…

Explore Sumida Aquarium and Observe the Firefly Night In a Unique Atmosphere!

With the warm summer nights fast approaching, many of us are looking for a fun way to spend the days with our friends and families. With a number of events and activities available during the summer, there are practically endless options for you to enjoy this season. Since the summer is the season to watch…

Enjoy Summer in Traditional Japanese Style at Sumida Aquarium’s Special Event!

With the summer coming closer, many establishments all over the country are now bringing out their own set of preparations for the upcoming season. One particular establishment that is often visited by tourists in Tokyo has also prepared their own share of excitement for summer! While the season may come with the heat, Edo Kingyo…

Watch Impressive Sumo Wrestling Matches at the Ryogoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo!

Ryogoku is a neighborhood in Sumida, Tokyo which is known as the heartland of sumo. Many times you’ll be able to spot rikishi wrestlers around town going about their daily business, you can even see them at train stations sometimes! Every year, around three of the six Grand Sumo Tournaments that are held, are staged…

Walk Through the History of Japanese Fireworks at the Ryogoku Fireworks Museum!

There are so many spectacular fireworks festivals in Japan which is why some places are even dedicated to their history. One particular place called Ryogoku, in Tokyo, is said to be the origin of Japanese fireworks. It displays animated fireworks during summer and is also home to a facility exhibiting fireworks history since the beginning…

Have a Relaxing Bath in Shiseido’s Tsubaki-Themed Bathhouse!

Shiseido is a well-known Japanese company which produces personal care products such as skin care, hair care, fragrances, and cosmetics. Shiseido was founded in 1872 and is among the oldest companies in the world. It is the biggest cosmetics company in Japan and it also has a strong presence worldwide. To commemorate the 10th anniversary…

How to Buy Cheap Sumo Tickets for the Annual Tournament

The first of this year’s six annual sumo tournaments pushed off on Sunday, January 10th at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo and will run until January 24th. The majority of advanced tickets have now been sold but there will be 350 unreserved seats sold every day and the good news is they’re much cheaper than the…

Come Join Moomin’s World in the Heart of Tokyo

On a beautiful day when the sun shines bright and you have nowhere to rush to after visiting the famous Tokyo Skytree, cute Moomins are waiting to welcome you to their House Café. Author’s photo On the first floor of Tokyo Skytree, just steps away from the East exit of the Tobu line, Tokyo Skytree…

Indulge Yourself in 100% Chocolate Cafe at Tokyo Sky Tree!

If you want to indulge in the richness of chocolate, go to Tokyo Skytree. On its lower levels, shops and restaurants are lined up for you. It is quite hard not to notice one of its precious gems: “100% Chocolate Cafe.” Yes, you’ve heard it right. It offers 100% chocolate to those craving for it!…