Waddy

Waddy

writer/ translator


Born and raised in Tokyo. A legitimate “Edokko” or Tokyoite. I love wandering and experiencing unusual things. Japan is where I was born and raised, but it’s still full of mystery to me. I’d like to share some of my endeavors with you.

Articles

2017.02.07
Great places to see cherry blossoms in Fukuoka! Tochoji temple and Maizuru Park
When you hear the phrase “Spring time in Japan”, what do you think of? Yes, it’ll be Sakura, or ch
2017.01.22
Ward off evil with a visit to Suga-jinja in Tokyo’s Yotsuya area, a location for the hit anime film, “Your name”
In Tokyo’s Yotsuya area, at the heart of the city, Suga Shrine retains a peaceful atmosphere in an o
2017.01.20
Let’s go for a walk wearing a new style of Kimono!
The kimono wearing experience is very popular among foreign tourists. Even in Japan, there are very
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2017.01.06
Japanese traditional festivals and local specialties will gather at Tokyo Dome! “Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2017"
“Furusato Matsuri Tokyo” is held every January at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. From January 7t
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2016.10.18
A Kimono store and a sophisticated Japanese-style bar, both in the heart of Shimokitazawa.
Packed with stylish cafes and shops, but retaining a down to earth atmosphere, Shimokitazawa is a bu
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2016.07.08
Shopping with a chef of Sushi-Dining Tsuruoka at Tsukiji fish market!
The atmosphere of the Edo Period and the emotions of a traditional working-class neighborhood (shita
広島つけ麺ばくだん屋
2016.07.01
Do you know how to order and eat Tsukemen?
Have you ever been to Tsukemen shop before? It seems a little bit difficult for beginners to order
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2016.07.01
What’s the differences between Ramen and Tsukemen (Dipping noodles)?
Ramen's archrival, "Tsukemen(Dipping noodles)"! I'll show you the differences between them. I'll a
Okinawa_Niraikanai bridge
2016.06.16
Travel around in Japan by comparing prices and reserving a car with, Tabirai Japan Car Rental.
You’ll be able to find a perfect car for you by an easy procedure by “Tabirai Japan Car Rental”! You
Kumamoto_Asozan
2016.06.15
Create your own trip! Travel Japan freely by rental car.
You want to travel freely all over Japan without caring about a train or bus schedule, don’t you? If
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2016.02.03
The Japanese manner of “お辞儀” (Ojigi: The Bow)
Have you ever seen the Japanese soccer player Nagatomo bowing after he scored his first goal after j
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2016.01.30
The overwhelming beauty of industry plants, like in sci-fi movies! An exploratory cruise for evening views of factories, from the sea.
The “Evening views in factory zones tour” has grown in popularity in recent years, regardless of gen
takaranokama
2015.10.28
How about making an elegant bowl for everyday use at a traditional Japanese house in Kitakamakura? “The Takara Pottery Studio Experience”
It’s easy enough, even for a beginner! Let’s drop by a pottery class while sightseeing in Kamakura.
Komachi-dori
2015.10.18
Komachi-dori, the “Must Go” place in Kamakura. It’s a tourist mecca for eating and shopping!
The “Must Go” place in Kamakura: Komachi Street Great for shopping and eating with over 19 million
Tsurugaoka Hacimangu
2015.10.01
The best sightseeing spot in Kamakura! “Tsurugaoka Hacimangu” is the shrine that represents Kamakura.
Kamakura city has developed through Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Ancient Kamakura has many historic sig

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鬼瓦
2017.04.14
Let’s find Onigawara! A part of traditional Japanese architecture at temples in Nara!
When visiting temples in Nara Prefecture, you’ll see ‘Onigawara’ on the roof tops and on the ends of
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2017.04.07
You can see cherry blossoms, deer and temples altogether at Nara Park in the Spring!
When you visit Nara, please stop by Nara Park. You can enjoy the scenery of their shrines and temple
大麻(オオヌサ)
2017.03.30
The mystery of Ōnusa (大麻) used in Shinto rituals.
Ōnusa (大麻) is a tool used for purification at Shinto religious services. Ōnusa (大麻) can also be read
2017.03.20
A Japanese garden full of seasonal flowers; Hama-rikyu Gardens in Tokyo. Easy to reach by water bus from Asakusa and Odaiba!
Hama-rikyu Gardens is a typical feudal lord’s garden from the Edo period with an area of 250,215 squ
2017.03.05
The Keage Incline in Kyoto is a great photo spot! Walk on the train tracks in a shower of falling cherry blossom petals.
Each year during the cherry blossom season, the Keage Incline shows us beautiful scenery. You can en
2017.03.04
Yawaragi no michi along the Nanatani River, is a hidden place to see gorgeous cherry blossoms in Kameoka, Kyoto.
Kameoka city in Kyoto is my favorite place to enjoy beautiful nature and delicious food. It is locat
(c)2016 Gulland (Thomas) Limited.
2016.03.30
[2016 Summer!!]Shizuoka Oigawa Railway will start accepting lottery-based ticket applications for Thomas the Tank Engine!
We’ll introduce in order of dates of operation, sections of operation, operating times, ticket detai