Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2015.07.09
These cats bring fortune! More than 1,000 figures of “Beckoning cats” in Gotokuji Temple!
Why is it raising its hand? The mystery of the beckoning cat. Have you ever seen this figure of a cat in the entrance of Japanese shops? This becko
Ema for praying for success at school
2015.07.02
How to send your wishes to the gods in a Shinto shrine
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
2015.06.24
Try out a public bath in Kagurazaka, a geisha district in Tokyo
Feel the nostalgia from the Edo period Kagurazaka is part of Shinjuku district, in the middle of Tokyo. Naturally, you’ll find many large chain sto
shitamachi_tanabata
2015.06.22
For 6th-7th July, 2019 - Make a wish at the Shitamachi Tanabata Festival in Ueno and Asakusa
If you want to enjoy the Tanabata Festival in Tokyo, I recommend celebrating it in Asakusa and Ueno, two 'shitamachi' (old downtown).
2015.04.30
Kokufu will be full of festivities! Kurayami-matsuri, a carnival in the darkness of night
The biggest shrine in Musashi province, Okuni-mitama-jinja Shrine The festival held in the darkness of night called Kurayami-matsuri, is one of the c
2015.04.01
The beginning of Japanese roads starts here at "Nihonbashi" in Tokyo.
Nihonbashi, where Japanese roads begin. Nihonbashi (literally, Nihon-bridge) is one of the most famous bridges in Tokyo. It was built in 1603, and wa
2015.03.24
This cool bar should not be missed if you are a fan of the 90’s retro games and animation! Go and find some pals to play games with at the game bar “Ninety,” in Akebonobashi!
“toco toco T.V.”, a French T.V. Program that introduces Japanese culture! toco toco T.V. is a French T.V. program where a Japanese guest intro
2015.02.25
Gather ye rosebud while you may! A spiritual place where you can pray for romance called, “Tokyo Daijingu.”
The shrine for romance, connecting hearts, and giving happiness… Men and women of all ages have experienced being lovesick. Some hope
2015.02.23
My experience of aizome, dying Japan Blue
Indigo, nicknamed Japan Blue, is an important color in Japanese culture. This is why I decided to visit Wanariya, a shop that allows visitors to make
2015.02.20
Hidden Cafes in the Alleys of Asakusa
There is a shopping area full of sweets and souvenir shops on a street called Nakamise street in Asakusa. But the fun doesn’t stop there! If you wal
2015.02.18
An exotic town called "Jiyugaoka" that will make you ask: "Is this Japan?"
Get away from the typical tourists spots, and rediscover Japan.
2015.02.13
You can go boating right in the middle of Tokyo!
It’s Tokyo’s Oasis where you want to visit on a sunny day 1 minute walk from JR Iidabashi station, “CANAL CAFE” is located alongside t
taiyaki
2015.02.03
Hurry before they’re gone! The crispy skin and hot stewed adzuki bean jam is the specialty of “Nezu no Taiyaki”
How about dropping by on your way to the Yanaka Ginza shopping district? “Nezu no Taiyaki” is located within a 5 minute walk from Nezu stat
2015.01.31
Nostalgia in Tokyo: a walk around "Yanaka Ginza" shopping street
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the town. Yanaka Ginza shopping district is located within 5 minutes from Nippori Station. The entrance to th