Visit: Modern Japan

2018.08.06
【SUMMER】The 17th Annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival: Experience the Spirit of Okinawa in Shinjuku
Every year, on the last Saturday of July, the streets of Shinjuku are transformed by the sights, sounds, and spirit of Okinawa. The Shinjuku Eisa Fest
2018.07.31
From Tocho to Arakicho: A One-Day Shinjuku Itinerary
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho, for short) is one of Tokyo’s most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions. It’s famous for its fre
2018.07.23
3 Free Ways to Get a Bird's-Eye View of Shinjuku and Beyond
Even as a long-term Tokyo resident, gazing across the endless metropolis from a perch high above the ground never gets old. When it comes to partaking
2018.07.19
Explore Shinjuku Chuo Park and Its Secret History
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Shinjuku Chuo (Central) Park, a lush greenspace surrounded by the office towers and luxury apartment high-rise
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
2018.03.28
Araki-Cho running: How to jog all the way around Shinjuku
Anthony's other running articles ・Araki-Cho: a runner's hub for exploring Tokyo ・From Araki-cho to Tocho: Shinjuku's most famous attractions in one r
2018.03.03
From Araki-Cho to Tocho: Shinjuku’s most famous attractions in one run
In our previous running article, we focused on an eastern route between the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan and the Imperial Palace. This time, we hea
2018.02.10
Araki-Cho: a runner’s hub for exploring Tokyo
Anthony's other running articles ・Araki-Cho running: Shinjuku's most famous attractions in one run ・From Araki-cho to Tocho: How to jog all the way a
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2017.03.23
This is a very cool, subcultural place... let’s go to Asagaya Anime Street!
I’m going to introduce anime spots where you can enjoy Japanese subculture in Tokyo. The Suginami Ward is very famous for its anime district in Tokyo
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2016.08.31
Let’s go to Waseda University!The Waseda Museum tour gives us a sense of history of over 130 years.
Waseda University (Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo) has a history of over 130 years. There are museums that were built before the war in school buildings, and
Akihabara
2016.07.09
We interviewed people in Akihabara, the mecca for electronics and Otaku!
Akihabara is famous for it’s many electronics stores, anime, videogames, and idols. It’s attracting attention from Otaku, people who are enthusiastic
Osaka expo’s symbol and monorail
2016.02.22
It might take 3 days to see everything at EXPOCITY.
The Expo Park is a great place to see cherry blossoms! It looks like a carpet of cherry blossoms! The Expo in 1970 started in April and was held fo
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2016.01.30
The overwhelming beauty of industry plants, like in sci-fi movies! An exploratory cruise for evening views of factories, from the sea.
The “Evening views in factory zones tour” has grown in popularity in recent years, regardless of gender and age. I know this is awkward, but do you l
A tuna filleting event
2015.12.26
Don’t miss the chance to visit Tsukiji market, because it will be closed in November 2016.
The market is packed with retailers in the morning. The market is separated into different markets inside and out. Everyone can go inside, but the
The Footbath at Arashiyama station
2015.11.23
The Japanese finally made a hot spring on a train platform! A Footbath at Arashiyama station in Kyoto.
A hot spring footbath on the station platform! Take a footbath while watching trains pass by! You will probably visit Kyoto to see the temples an