By Megumi Hoshi

5 Reasons You Must Visit Nikko, A City Rich in World Heritage Sites

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko – a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from Tokyo. Here are 5 reasons why…

5 Reasons to Venture Outside of Tokyo with a Fun Kofu Day-Trip!

Have you ever heard of Kofu? Kofu is a town in the Yamanashi prefecture, next to Tokyo. Though this is not a very famous place, Kofu has a lot of attractive sites. Here are five popular sites in Yamanashi that are worth the visit! 1. Shadow Picture Museum   This museum features shadow pictures created…

Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 2]

In the previous article, we introduced how you can enjoy jinrikisha. Now we will introduce where you can enjoy it! Relevance:Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 1] Arashiyama(Kyoto) You can enjoy beautiful and well-known bamboo forest, many temples, beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) in spring and momiji (golden leaves) in autumn here. Basically you can take…

Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 1]

Do you know Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車)? This is a Japanese traditional vehicle now used in tourism and entertainment. We will introduce how you can enjoy it!! Relevance:Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 2] A rickshaw is pulled by a man who is called shafu in Japanese. So you can be freed from walking in a…

5 Types of Must-Try Japanese Bread!

Bread (パン、pan in Japanese) is known as a western food and some foreign bakeries have gotten into Japan and they are popular here too. But on the other hand, you can find Japanese unique breads in Japanese bakeries and in convenience stores. We will introduce 5 popular breads and recommend you to have them in…