Things to do in Araki-Cho, Japan

2018.02.05
Have you ever dreamt to be a sushi chef?
Sushi is probably the most famous Japanese dish in the world. During the last ten years, there has been a boom of Japanese cuisine worldwide, and sush
2018.01.30
Tempura dining ITOI, taste new kinds of tempura and compare sake from around Japan
If you have had tempura before you might feel you know everything you need to know about this dish introduced to Japan by the Portuguese half a millen
2018.01.24
Tonkatsu Suzushin, a restaurant where you can enjoy a great Tonkatsu in a traditional setting and friendly atmosphere
If you have a craving for Western food but feel you should eat Japanese during your trip, “Tonkatsu” とんかつ (literally pork cutlet), the Japanese versio
yotsuya oiwa inari tamiya shrine
2018.01.15
Oiwa Inari Tamiya Jinja, a shrine connected to one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories “Yotsuya Kaidan”
Japan has a tradition of ghost stories dating from the Edo period and if you’ve been here before you may have heard some of them. “Yotsuya Kaidan” or
2018.01.02
Dive into the history of Arakicho experiencing the U-shaped town
Tokyo is a city with elevation of the floor varying in different locations When you look at the map of Japan, you can spot the Kanto plain is wide an
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 his lord, the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Hattori Hanzo
2017.12.12
Where you can find the traces of Edo,Meiji and Showa period
The town was the residence of a powerful Japanese feudal lord in the Edo period Araki town, which is in between Yotsuya-sanchome Station of the Marun
2017.12.11
Enjoy the remains of the Showa period left in Arakicho
A town which continues to leave its history remaining, Arakicho In recent years, there has been some attention to the Showa period (1926-1989). Curre
2017.12.10
Explore the finest restaurants in the back alleys of Arakicho
How the alleys of Arakicho is formed “路地の名店” (finest restaurants in the back alleys) is a phrase used in Japanese. “路地” (roji, meaning “passageway”)
shinjukugyoen
2015.09.02
A masterpiece of landscape gardens in Japan. The cool urban oasis, ”Shinjuku Gyoen”
Let’s go to the parallel world of bustling Shinjuku! Shinjuku is one of the busiest areas in Japan and has a constant flow of people all day and nigh
Ema for praying for success at school
2015.07.02
How to write on the wooden plaque called 'Ema' and send your wishes to the Shinto gods.
Sending your wishes to the spirits If you have ever visited a Shinto religion shrine, you may have noticed these small wooden boards hanging. They