Walking Along the Rainbow Bridge Into Odaiba

There are many famous bridges in the world. England has its London Bridge, Australia its Harbour Bridge, and America its Golden Gate. Not to be outdone, in 1993, the Japanese built their own bridge “attraction” in Tokyo (東京) and named it Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ). However, unlike Sydney and San Francisco, Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge is pedestrian-friendly…

30 Great Hotels Near Tokyo Station for a Relaxing and Convenient Stay in 2019

Tokyo Station is found in the heart of the Japanese capital. Right next to the Marunouchi area, you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the picturesque skyscrapers of Tokyo that hide away chic eating and drinking establishments but within a short walk of the ever beautiful Tokyo Imperial Palace. As one of the most accessible…

39 Unique Souvenirs and Gifts to Buy In Tokyo!

Tokyo is a world-famous city. It is visited by over 20 million foreign visitors per year (as of 2017) and will be entering the world stage even more as the host of the Olympics in 2020. This world-class city is on the bucket lists of many foreign travelers and tourists. It is particularly known for…

The Story of Hachiko, A Symbol Of Loyalty

Hachiko, an Akita Inu breed of dog, was born on November 10, 1923 in a farm near the city of Odate, Akita Prefecture. He is known for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in Agriculture of the University of Tokyo. Hachiko is known in Japanese as chuken Hachiko which means faithful…

Can You Believe There Is An Okinawan Wine Made from Venomous Snakes?

Unless you have a knack for all things dangerous, bizarre or weird, you’ll most likely find this popular alcohol beverage from Okinawa (沖縄) pretty scary. After all, who in their right minds would intentionally breed poisonous snakes only to gut them out and preserve them for weeks just so their venom can be mixed with…
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Love the unique and quirky? Check out these 3 unusual hot springs in Japan!

When in Japan, many people will seek relaxation and relief at the numerous onsens located nationwide especially after a long day of traveling and sightseeing. However, have you become bored with the “norm” where the hot springs either look similar or boast of almost identical health effects? If you are the type who wants to…
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Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition to Visit in Osaka

With the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura, the series experienced a “rebirth”. A new manga serialization and anime series were announced, and many merchandise were released, such as figures, ichiban kuji and even café collaborations. It seems like Cardcaptor Sakura is everywhere again these days. And it’s not even surprising why Cardcaptor Sakura is still…