Travel Destinations

2018.07.19 NEW
Explore Shinjuku Chuo Park and Its Secret History
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Shinjuku Chuo (Central) Park, a lush greenspace surrounded b
2018.07.10
3 Shinjuku Museums to Visit on a Rainy Day
Be it a brief squall or a torrential downpour, bouts of rain are a fact of life when traveling in To
2018.07.04
The Akasaka Palace: Tokyo’s Hidden National Treasure
During my early years in Japan, I realized that cycling was an excellent way to explore Tokyo and ge
2018.06.29
Come Along our Walking Tour and Eat Like a Local in Arakicho, Shinjuku
What would like to eat for dinner tonight? Japanese Fast Food, sushi, tempura, kushi-yaki, … Yet whe
2018.06.22
Why Nishi-shinjuku Deserves a Spot on Your Tokyo Travel Itinerary
During my second trip to Japan back in 2008, I stayed in Nishi-shinjuku, which served as the hub for
2018.06.05
Araki-Cho Running: Sprinting in Shinjuku
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is cover
2018.05.17
A guide to ‘Your name’ real-life locations and related places in Yotsuya, Tokyo (Part 1)
Did you know that most Tokyo locations that can be seen in ‘You name’ are real places that you can v
2018.03.23
Learn about Tokyo’s past through its history of fighting fire and educate yourself about modern fire prevention at the Fire Museum
The Fire Museum, or “Shobo Hakubutsukan”消防博物館, located on the intersection above the Yotsuya san-cho
2018.02.16
One night at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
The recently opened Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is located right in the center of Tokyo. Not only
2018.02.16
My stay at Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
You’ve probably heard about it: Tadaima Japan has opened its own ryokan at the end of last year in t
2017.12.15
Sainenji, a buddhist temple that houses the spear of the famous samurai and ninja Hattori Hanzo also known as the “Demon Hanzo”
Sainenji temple 西念寺 was built by Hattori Hanzo 服部半蔵 in the year 1590 in memory of the first son of h
2017.10.11
Many slopes, temples and shrines, and the maze-like back alleys of the gourmet area; Yotsuya Arakicho and temple district in Shinjuku.
Are you aware that the area around Yotsuya-sanchome station in Shinjuku has a lot to see? Located a
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2017.05.20
Don’t miss the Manjyu festival and famous Japanese sweets shop中西与三郎(Nakanishi Yosaburou)!
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manjyu) from China,
2017.05.12
2018 Best Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo!
Have you made your summer plans yet? It’s never too early to start planning, especially if you want
2017.05.02
The Best Fireworks in Japan for August 2018!
Which fireworks festival are you planning on going to this year? This time, I’d like to recommend J