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Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

30 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World, in 2019

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…

38 Things to Do in Kagurazaka, a District Overflowing with Tradition and Culture, in 2019

Kagurazaka is a small central district of Tokyo that is relatively undiscovered compared to the tourist-packed surrounding areas of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ueno. With a heavy French influence, the main street through Kagurazaka is brimming with French-inspired cafés, restaurants and shops. However, the history of this area dates back to the Edo period and you…

Go-Kart Your Way Through the Streets of Osaka and See Its Famous Landmarks!

Looking for some city adventure during your travels in Japan? Then why not try these custom-made go-karts and drive around the streets of Osaka while wearing a cute costume? For two hours, you can enjoy Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower, the busy shopping districts of Namba and Dotonbori, and other…

Tokyo Tower’s Top Deck Offers a Whole New Viewing Experience of Japan’s Capital!

Tokyo Tower is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations and landmarks in Tokyo. Join the festivities as the tower celebrates the grand opening of its Top Deck this March 2018! Tokyo Tower Renovations jp.fotolia.com/ Since October 2016, Tokyo Tower’s special observation deck has been closed due to renovations. The construction included the exterior…

Ride a Rickshaw and Get an Instant Tour Guide in Arashiyama This Spring!

Arashiyama (嵐山), Kyoto (京都) is one of Japan’s best sightseeing spots. With its traditional atmosphere and beautiful views of cherry blossom trees during springtime, who wouldn’t want to visit? If you don’t know your way around, however, you could be wasting time and energy instead of enjoying its scenery. This is where rickshaw tours come…

Sample Real Japanese Rice Wine in This Sake Museum in Kobe!

Sake (酒) is one of Japan’s most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how sake is made or which brands…

Explore the World of Ninja by Visiting This Ninja House in Shiga, Japan

Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (甲賀流忍術屋敷), roughly translated as “Koka-style house of ninja techniques,” is also known as the Koka Ninja House in English. It is the former residence of Mochizuki Izumonokami (望月出雲守), the head of the leading family of the 53 Koka ninja families. Let’s take a journey to this last true ninja house located in…

Want to See and Enjoy Tokyo Affordably in One Day? Check This!

At the mention of Tokyo (東京), I am sure everyone has the idea that it is a costly place to visit. However, this is not 100 percent true. Just recently, my friend and I spent a day traveling around Tokyo area in, what I would say, an economical way. So how did we do that?…

Live Out Your Mermaid Dreams With This ‘Mermaid Tour’ in Japan

Have you ever fantasized of becoming a mermaid? Here’s the answer to your longtime dream. (Finally!) Rising Asia, a Japanese tour company, is offering a package tour to people who want to live out their maritime fantasies. They are giving them the chance to dress in colorful mermaid tails where a photographer captures their photos…