Visit: Modern Japan

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
Shinjuku 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
The Footbath at Arashiyama station
2015.11.23
At Kyoto's Arashiyama Station, you Can Take a Hot Spring Footbath on the Train Platform
# Take a footbath while watching trains pass by! If you visit Kyoto to see the temples and shrines, chances are you'll get tired from walking all da
The scramble crossing in Shibuya
2015.11.06
A typical day in the life of a Tokyoite in Shibuya
13:00: Meeting friends in front of the Hachiko statue or at TSUTAYA. The crazy scramble crossing is famous in Shibuya and is usually interesting to
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!