2017

Limited Time in Tokyo? Here’s a 1-Day Suginami Itinerary You Can Follow

Here is your dilemma: You have less than 24 hours to spend in Tokyo. With so many activities you are thinking of doing, you seem to be unable to narrow down your choices. At times like these, it is good to remember the famous saying, “Take the road less traveled.” With that said, you’ll be…

5 Interesting Things to Do in Chichibu City, Saitama Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

About an hour away via train to the north of Tokyo is Saitama Prefecture. In this prefecture lies Chichibu, a city amidst the beauty of nature. The lush mountains that surround the town contribute to its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It was only recently that Chichibu started to actively promote itself as a tourist destination.…

Calling All Craft Beer Lovers! Here Are 3 Bars in Okinawa You Have to Visit

When you think of Okinawa and beer, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Orion Beer. This is unsurprising, as they pretty much dominate the beer market here. However, there are a number of other breweries in Okinawa, and if you’re a fan of craft beer, it’s definitely worth checking them out. Here…

This Teahouse in Kyoto Serves Hello Kitty-Themed Japanese Food and Tea!

If you’re a huge fan of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and Japanese tea, you’ll be glad to know that you can now enjoy both of them together at a special teahouse in Kyoto. Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo allows customers to enjoy Hello Kitty-themed food and tea in one place. They have an incredible food…

Enjoy Japanese Nature and History With These 10 Awesome Things to Do in Nikko

Nikko City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture is an attractive tourist site for Japanese people and foreigners alike. It boasts beautiful nature such as waterfalls, lakes, and mountains, as well as some great historical places. If you are looking to enjoy both Japanese nature and history, check out these 10 awesome things to do in Nikko!…

Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

3 Beautiful Illuminations to Check Out in Tokyo This Winter 2017-2018

As December descends upon us and the end of 2017 quickly approaches, various winter illuminations around Tokyo have begun. Here is a list of three illumination events that you may want to check out this winter. These illuminations, in particular, will be on display until the beginning of 2018 so you have ample of time…

Udon Electricity: Could Japanese Noodles Become the World’s Future Energy Source?

From the time that civilizations have discovered the use of electricity, the energy consumption level all over the world has constantly increased. With the way we are currently using our energy sources, it is only a matter of time before they run out. Because of this concern, countries are trying to come up with alternative…

Transparent Drinks From Japan? The Secret Behind How They’re Made Revealed Here!

Suntory is no stranger when it comes to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. In 2017, Suntory surprised the world with not one, but two, unique teas! The fact that these teas are clear and colorless just like mineral water yet taste surprisingly the same as their colored counterparts is what makes them a fad. With…