Visit: Modern Japan

2018.11.30
Sagamiko Illumillion: Experience One of Japan’s Most Spectacular Winter Illumination Events
With a seemingly endless number of holiday illumination displays throughout the city, Tokyo has no shortage of holiday cheer. There are fantastic ligh
2018.11.26
Enjoy an Illuminating Holiday Experience in Shinjuku
Seasons define life in Japan. In spring, cherry blossoms paint the country in pink. Summer is filled with the sights and sounds of festivals. Fall bri
2018.11.05
From Arakicho to Tokyo Tower: Enjoy a Scenic Run Filled with History
With its maze-like streets and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, navigating Tokyo can be intimidating. However, if you take some time to explore
2018.10.22
Become a Believer in Virtual Reality at VR Zone Shinjuku
Be it as a hobby, occupation, or even academic research, video games have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I've seen many fads co
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
2018.08.06
【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
asagaya_street
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
waseda01
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