Japan’s Gas Mask Island: Not As Bad As It Looks!

You live on a tiny island off the coasts of some of Japan’s biggest cities. Your little town only has about 3000 residents. Everyone knows each other intimately. Your little island has some beautiful beaches and is famous for its taiko drum performances. You live an idyllic life. Until a horrifying alarm, that can be…

Enjoy the Fresh Sea Breeze and Stunning Yokohama Views at Osanbashi Pier!

Looking for a nice place to chill out and take in the sights of Yokohama’s waterfront? Look no further than Osanbashi which is sure to give you a breathtaking and unobstructed view of the area while offering various entertainment and dining options for people of all ages! History Author’s photo The name Osanbashi actually refers…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…

Cafe Omnibus: Sandwiches and Baked Goods from All Around the World

This might be an extreme personal preference that comes from my love of architecture, but I love it when you imagine a building to be one thing from its exterior and when you walk inside, the interior is completely different to what you were expecting. Has anyone else experienced that? Cafe Omnibus Building History This…

Yokohama International School: A Quality School with a Rich History

Yokohama International School is an independent, innovative school geared towards the education of children from ages three to eighteen. Don’t you want to know why this school is so intriguing? A Rich History   yis.ac.jp/ In 1924, the idea of this school was born by six founding members. The class sizes were small, but the…

Dine with Domo-kun at the Limited-Time Domo Diner in Yokohama!

Domo! Konnichiwa! In Japanese, domo is something we say as a greeting or an addition to it. But there is another kind of Domo and you might have heard of him. If you haven’t heard of Domo-kun though, then you’re probably missing out!   Domo-kun is a popular character that was a part of our…

Christmas Market at Yokohama Red Brick House – A Truly Magical Event!

The Yokohama Akarenga Souko is a beautiful and historic symbol of the city of Yokohama. The building has undergone a number of tragic events from experiencing the Great Kanto Earthquake during the 1920’s and it was later even used as a military supply depot during the Second World War. What was once a warehouse, now…

Fluffy Furry Fun at The Alpaca Farm!

I have not been to many zoos in my life, so I thought I’d seen a lot when I met a pretty okapi (aren’t they amazing freaky creatures of nature!), dilettante lemurs, dopey large-headed capybaras, and tapirs whose poo has an explosive shooting range of 5 meters, all at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. But…

Dr. Fish Spa in Yokohama’s Chinatown! Must-try After a Tiring Trip

What is Fish Spa? Are you squeamish or love tickles? Then, perhaps, a fish spa is just the thing for you! The practice of taking foot baths as a remedy for skin conditions originated from Turkey and is now also recognized as a legitimate form of treatment in Germany. Many places across the world offer…