Travel Tips

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
2018.09.19
How to choose sake - check the prefecture
If you are interested in sake then it’s important to understand what factors can influence its taste. One factor is the place where it was brewed. Unt
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
2018.08.31
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
2018.08.20
10 tips for climbing Mt Fuji
The official Mt Fuji climbing season is already halfway over, however there are still a few weeks left to have a go at Japan’s highest peak! If you’ve
2018.08.13
10 Things you Should Know Before Eating Ramen in Japan
If you’re traveling alone and feeling hungry ramen is probably the best choice for a satisfying meal. It’s arguably one of the most famous Japanese di
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
2018.04.17
The Goshuincho: A Necessity for Japan Travel Enthusiasts
When it comes to things that I wish I had known before visiting (and eventually moving to) Japan, the goshuincho, a book used for collecting ink stamp
2018.03.11
How to choose sake
When one thinks of Japan, one thinks of Japanese sake. If you are visiting Japan, you’ll certainly want to try some and maybe even bring back a bottle
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2016.07.01
How to Order and Eat Tsukemen Dipped Noodles in Japan
Have you ever been to Tsukemen shop before? It seems a little bit difficult for beginners to order and eat Tsukemen at noodle restaurant. I'll intro
Ise Grand Shrine
2016.03.12
8 Things you Should Know about Correct Manners before Visiting Ise Grand Shrine
Hatsu, from Mie Prefecture, will present local information about the Ise-Shima area. The God of the Ise Grand Shrine shrine has been enshrined here fo
2016.02.03
The Dos and Don'ts of Bowing in Japan
In shops, in the streets, on the phone... You may have noticed that Japanese people bow all the time! Japan has a lot of hidden rules like where to st
2015.10.25
3 Original Photo Locations for the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Tallest Broadcasting Tower in the World!
Want to take pictures of the Skytree that are a little different? Follow our guide!
Komachi-dori
2015.10.18
3 food shops you should visit in Komachi-dori, the must-go shopping street in Kamakura!
The “Must-Go” place in Kamakura: Komachi Dori Street Great for shopping and eating with over 19 million visits each year!