Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

2018.07.02
Find the Soul of Aomori in the Middle of Tokyo at Ringo no Hana
Aomori is the name of an area and its main city, in the Northern part of the Honshu island. It is not the kind of place usually visited by the first-
2018.06.22
What to do in Tokyo this Week? (June 25-July 1st)
Here is our little selection of cool things to do in Tokyo next week!
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 the Tokyo portion of my trip. Upon arrival, I was
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with my co-workers among the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku
2018.06.11
American Bar & Cafe Mates: A Fusion of Western Culture in Araki-Cho
When you live in Japan for as long as I have, you often find yourself on the prowl for good western food. Living abroad inverses your status quo—what
2018.06.07
Dashenka: Experience Czech food, beers and culture in the center of Arakicho
Did you know that I was half Czech? Yes, it’s true! My mother was born in Prague and grew up there.This is the story of the first time I visited Araki
2018.06.05
Arakicho Running: Sprinting in Shinjuku
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is covered in woods and forests. Shinjuku is no exception
2018.05.31
Let's explore Arakicho, a feudal residence that became a gourmet town
If you are staying at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan, or if you are looking for a new neighbourhood to explore in the center of Tokyo, follow me on
2018.05.25
H2 International Bar: Connecting Shinjuku to the World
When I first visited Japan in 2007, like many visitors, I was mesmerized by all of the amazing things that I experienced. From the pristine, futuristi
2018.05.25
What to do in Tokyo this week? May 28 - June 3
There are loads of festivals and dances this week... but maybe you would prefer to go admire the hydrangeas?
2018.05.24
Araki-Cho Running: Circling the Akasaka Palace
Are you looking for a flexible running course filled with urban greenery and pristine city streets? Whether you are a beginner or seasoned sprinter, t
2018.05.17
A walk around ‘Your name’ real-life locations and related places in Yotsuya, Tokyo (Part 2): Garage Coffee, an old-style café with vegan and gluten-free desserts
After visiting Suga Shrine and other 'Your Name' locations,, how about a little rest in a nice old-fashioned coffee house? Garage coffee is a good pl
2018.05.17
‘Your name’ real-life locations in Yotsuya (Part 1)
Did you know that most Tokyo locations that can be seen in ‘You name’ are real places that you can visit and are easily covered by foot? In the firs
2018.05.10
Bar C-Shell: Fostering Communication through Pop Culture and Fine Spirits
Yu Makiura, owner and operator of Bar C-Shell, is on a mission. For him, a bar is much more than a place to serve up a few drinks. Makiura-san believe
2018.05.10
Toryu: Bringing the Flavors of Imabari to Araki-Cho
Even for those of us fortunate enough to live in Japan, it’s not often that we make it out to the city of Imabari, located in Ehime Prefecture on the