How Can You Spend a Gorgeous Day Out Off the Beaten Path Near Tokyo?

Kanagawa Prefecture is next to Tokyo and is easily reachable from the city by train or bus. The prefecture is mostly known for tourist spots such as Yokohama and Kamakura. While these places are indeed great, there is much more to Kanagawa. I visited an area called “Shonan” for the first time, and I did…

Take a Look Into Japan’s History in the Castle Town of Odawara in Kanagawa

When people think of Japanese castles, castles like Himeji spring to mind. Usually, these places are far from Tokyo, accessible by Shinkansen, and require an overnight stay. However, there are lovely, more accessible castles that are equally full of history and tradition. Located in Kanagawa, Odawara Castle and the nearby Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine are such…

Visit the Stunning Area of Hakone, Where Diversity and Beauty Await!

One of the greatest images of Japan would have to be that of Mount Fuji after the snowfall. Famous in print and art, “Fuji-san” around 3,776 meters high, is considered one of the most sacred mountains in the country, and the best place to see it is in Hakone. However, Hakone, a convenient 90-minute train…

Find Out How to See the Best of the City of Yokohama in Two Hours!

Yokohama is one of Japan’s famous port cities and is a busy city with many people visiting for meetings and conferences from all over the world. There are many chances for people on a business trip to visit Yokohama for its popular International Convention Center, where many important conferences and exhibitions occur. The new city…

If You Love Barbie, Check Out This Amazing Themed Cafe in Yokohama!

Barbie is, no doubt, a popular doll around the world. Its popularity in Japan can be seen in many Barbie-themed stores and shops. When it comes to cafes, many of them are just pop-up in nature, which means they are only open for a specific period of time. So, it’s a good thing that a…

Welcome 2018 With These 3 Chinese New Year Events in Yokohama!

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is a great place to visit from Tokyo. It is home to the beautiful Yokohama Bay, an exciting theme park with a variety of attractions, and Japan’s famous Chinatown. Chinatown in Yokohama has a long history and is an exciting place to visit for fantastic snack…

Come to See This Grand Parade Taking Place In Gorgeous Hakone in November 2017!

Hakone, a mountainous town just to the west of Tokyo, is a popular tourist destination which attracts both locals and people from overseas. This charming town is well-known for its hot springs, museums, and great views of Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi). If you plan on visiting this area, why not spend a…

Looking for Vegan Food in Kamakura? Check Out These 3 Amazing Restaurants!

If you’re vegan and thinking of traveling to Japan, you might be worried about finding places to eat – especially if you don’t speak the language – as Japan doesn’t have the best reputation for animal-free food. But fear not! There are plenty of restaurants that cater for vegans here, particularly in the larger cities.…

Try These 3 Unusual Dishes at This Popular and Unique Restaurant in Yokohama!

When you are in Japan, you will be able to find different varieties of seafood in almost every small to large scale restaurant. Have you eaten enough tuna, salmon, eel, shrimp, scallop, mackerel, octopus and other common seafood in Japan, and are you looking for some more interesting options? Japan is quite well-known for its…

Enjoy Jazz Music Under the Autumn Night Sky at This Japanese Festival in Yokohama!

As the sweltering summer nears its end, the cooler autumn is fast approaching as September arrives. Being the season of harvesting, many of Japan’s autumn festivals are related to celebrating the year’s bountiful fruits of labor from the fields. For a different experience this 2017, how about heading to a jazz-themed autumn festival taking place…