Things to do in Kanto, Japan

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
2018.10.05
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
2018.09.28
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
2018.09.10
Autumn in Shinjuku: 3 Amazing Spots for Viewing Fall Colors
As one of Tokyo's major business hubs, Shinjuku admittedly isn't the first location that comes to mind when seeking out places to soak in the splendid
2018.09.07
Beer, etc...Belgian Beers and More in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“If you don’t like beer, try Belgian beer” is something I often find myself saying. The main reason is that among the hundreds of different kinds of B
2018.09.03
The Samurai Museum: An Exclusive Shinjuku Experience Nearly 700 Years in the Making
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of Japan? Chances are that “samurai” was one of the first words that popped into your head.
2018.08.31
10 Train Travel Tips to help you get around the Tokyo area
If you have found yourself perplexed and confused by the transportation system in Japan, you aren’t alone. In fact, even the Japanese themselves make
2018.08.30
Interview of Taihei Tsunekawa, tatami craftsman
Meet Mr. Tsunekawa, a tatami craftsman in a small, 160 years old workshop in Tokyo.
2018.08.27
Explore Japan’s Living History in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
With a giant moat, ancient, towering stone walls, and police officers and security guards around every corner, the Imperial Palace grounds, can be a l