Yokohama

Drink for Free at the Kirin Brewery

Want to drink and see a brewery for free? You can do just that at the Kirin Brewery Factory! This past weekend I visited the Yokohama Kirin brewery location for a tour of the factory. It was easy to set up, just go online to the website and sign up for a tour about a…
enoshima

Enoshima – a dating spot and so much more

There are three key dating spots around Tokyo that locals always talk about. The first is in Odaiba, the second in Yokohama and the third is the small seaside town of Enoshima – a short ride west of Kamakura. Bustling with tourists and fishermen, the seafront and island, is flooded with courting couples on the…
Travel to Hakone

Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

Did You Ever Think a Night View of Japanese Factories Could Be This Beautiful?

Tourist destinations in Japan are not only promoted in broad daylight. Many of them can be seen at night in huge industrial zones. This phenomenon is called “Kojo Yakei.” It kicked off in 2007 when a book featured beautiful photographs of Japan’s industrial buildings and factories as well as their locations. It became so popular…

Rio Grande Brazilian BBQ: A Meat Lovers ‘All You Can Eat’ Heaven

If you’re feeling hungry and a bowl of ramen just won’t do or if you have a special event coming up then book a table at the Rio Grande and enjoy a Brazilian feast. Churrasco (Portuguese for barbecue) is meat cooked on skewers atop a charcoal stove and the custom, as is practiced at the…

Japan’s Strangest Cafes for the Lonely and Curious

In these modern times, it’s easy to start to feel disconnected from other people due to the stresses of life in the 21st century. The internet and social media are not helping people to have actual face to face interaction with others, and physical contact is hard to come by for some. Japan is no…