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2018.10.15 NEW
”Tsuruga Castle”, the Impregnable Castle That Withstood Enemy Attacks for One Month
The Symbol of Aizu-Wakamatsu Since 1384 Tsuruga Castle, originally built in 1384, towers over Aizu-Wakamatsu city, in the heart of Fukushima Pref
2018.10.12 NEW
What to do in Tokyo this week? (October 15th- October 21th)
This week you have the choice between meeting robots, experiencing tea ceremony, eating vegan food or going to the magical Kawagoe festival.
2018.10.11 NEW
Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House - Shinjuku Tsukemen restaurant [UPDATE]
A few months ago I wrote about Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House, a very unusual tsukemen, or dipping noodle, store in Shinjuku, that serves slices of lemon w
2018.10.09
Discover Saihoji: The Ancient Moss Temple of Kyoto
It is said that Kyoto is home to thousands of  temples and shrines. You've probably already heard of the most famous ones: Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavil
2018.10.05
What to do in Tokyo this week? (October 8th- October 14th)
This week, parade dressed as a cat, bar-hop Tokyo's secret gourmet town, get thrilled by horseriding archers or taste the prodcuts of the Japanese har
2018.10.04
Don't be afraid to step inside the bars anymore at Shinjuku's Golden Gai Autumn Festival!
Golden Gai has become famous among tourists during the last few years, but the area remains intimidating in many ways. Most people take pictures of th
2018.10.04
Chanko Nabe Shinzan 心山 in Shinjuku - Eat like a sumo wrestler!
"I'm so hungry, I want to eat till I'm bursting! At the same time, it must taste great and not break the bank" I explained to my friend Shigenobu-san,
2018.10.03
Autumn Adventures: The Fall Colors of Lake Okutama
You may be familiar with Mt. Takao, the closest and easiest hike near Tokyo. If you've experienced all that Mt. Takao has to offer, it's time to go de
2018.10.01
Everything you need to know about Shinjuku’s ‘Kabuku‘ bar-hopping festival
Arakicho and Sugidaimon are located in a part of Shinjuku loved by Tokyo knowledgeable gourmets who also like a good drink. However, it’s often diffic
2018.09.28
One day in Tokyo’s secret gourmet town
“If you spent the whole day in Arakicho, Tokyo’s secret gourmet town, where would you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner?” my Tadaima Japan colleague Mis
2018.09.28
What to do in Tokyo this week? (October 1st- October 7th)
This week, it's time to drink and dance!
2018.09.28
Save money and have fun at the Omoide Yokocho Autumn Festival in Shinjuku! (From Mon. October 1st to Wed. October 3rd)
A black-market place of post-war Tokyo, Omoide Yokocho used to be one of the shadiest places where to have a drink. Today anyone can go, but its old c
2018.09.26
How to See Godzilla in Shinjuku and Live to Tell About It
Some of my earliest memories involve family trips to the local Fedco in the early 1980s. As a child, it’s an understatement to say that I wasn't very
2018.09.19
3 Amazing Autumn Day Trips from Shinjuku
Although there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fall colors in Shinjuku, nothing beats getting out into nature and strolling or hiking below a ca
2018.09.19
How to choose sake - check the prefecture
If you are interested in sake then it’s important to understand what factors can influence its taste. One factor is the place where it was brewed. Unt

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