Kumo

Writer / Translator


I love travelling and tourists! Where to next? Wherever it is, I hope to find a good onsen (hot spring bath), delicious drinks, and friendly people. I enjoy telling Japanese stories in English, and it fills my life with plenty of learning opportunities!

Articles

2017.03.03
【SPRING】From Sakura to Fresh green in Sumida riverside, neighbor area of Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree tower
Sumida River is located between Asakusa area and the Tokyo sky tree tower area. Both famous sightseeing spots are within a 10-15min walk. Sakura festi
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2017.02.16
【SPRING】The Best Local Cherry Blossom Locations in Tokyo!
Where can you observe Sakura trees and have a Hanami picnic in Tokyo? We will introduce famous location for cherry blossoms and spots recommended by
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2016.12.10
【WINTER】Omisoka and O-Shogatsu: The Japanese Year End and New Year’s holidays
Today’s Shogatsu inherits some traditional customs and also adds more modern elements. Let’s see how Japanese people spend their Year End and New Year
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2016.11.18
【AUTUMN】Walk around in the autumn leaves of Tokyo. Photos of six selected spots!
Look at the beautiful autumn photos and find your favorite sites to visit!
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2016.11.05
Cheap, Quick, and Tasty! Tokyoites beloved fast food, Soba noodles.
Which type of fast food do you think has been enjoyed by Tokyoties for some centuries? Soba noodles have been the favorite fast food of the people fr
Kyogen: Busu
2016.10.18
Watch traditional Japanese performing arts at the Edo Tokyo Museum!
The Edo Tokyo Museum will host Noh and Kyogen Performances on stage this coming December. The performances will be played with English captions and th
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2016.07.21
Soba noodles and rice omelets, eat light meals in nostalgic atmospheres!【Near the TOKYO SKY TREE tower】
Food is one of the most thrilling parts of traveling. Taste is important, but the atmosphere may also stimulate your appetite. While exploring the Sum
Daikoku-yu
2016.07.16
Onsen-Sento: try an outdoor bath at the bottom of the Tokyo Sky Tree!
Wandering the Sumida ward, you may feel tired and want relax for a while. You can have a relaxing, Sento (public bath) experience in just a 10 min wal
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2016.06.24
Samurai, Kabuki, Sushi. Let’s experience old Tokyo at the Edo-Tokyo Museum!【江戸東京博物館】
Samurai (侍), Geisha(芸者), Ukiyo-e(浮世絵), and Kabuki(歌舞伎). You might be familiar with some of these Japanese words before visiting Japan. However, do you
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2016.06.11
Get ready for the Sumida River Fireworks Festival!
The Sumida river fireworks festival is big summer attraction for Tokyoites. Last year more than 800,000 people visited. Furthermore, during recent yea
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2016.06.03
Experience traditional Japanese crafts near the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower! 5 shops and studios, including workshop information
The Tokyo Sky Tree Tower is such a modern building and consists of cutting edge technologies. By contrast, the surrounding areas still retain the down
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2016.04.27
Sumo: Japanese wrestling with a real fighting spirit.
Sumo wrestlers wear topknots and traditional loincloths on the tournament ring that follows customs dating back to the Edo period. Sumo is a real figh
2016.03.23
【SPRING】Cherry Blossom observation spots in Eastern Tokyo
When the cherry blossoms bloom, you’ll know that the spring season is coming to Japan. For centuries, watching the cherry blossom trees bloom is a gre
Depachika
2016.03.18
Where can you buy food in Tokyo, other than at convenience stores and supermarkets? Ready-to-Eat meals sold at Depachika!
During your travels in Japan, you may go to convenience stores and grab everyday, convenient food. Their foods are easy, tasty, and cheap. However, if
2016.03.01
Let’s see how Monjayaki is cooked!
Monjayaki is Japanese food that is eaten in the Tokyo Shitamachi area. Cooking this food on a hot iron plate and eating with a group of people can be

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Daikoku-yu
2016.07.16
Onsen-Sento: try an outdoor bath at the bottom of the Tokyo Sky Tree!
Wandering the Sumida ward, you may feel tired and want relax for a while. You can have a relaxing, Sento (public bath) experience in just a 10 min wal
Suikoen
2015.12.05
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol. 4: Have a relaxing holiday at the Japanese inn, “Suikoen”.
Hi, I am Sawaco and its been a long time since I wrote my last article. I would like to say sorry to the readers who have been looking forward to an a