Visit: Parks & Nature

2018.10.26
Experience the Teahouses of Shinjuku Gyoen
Although Shinjuku Gyoen is most revered for its beautiful gardens and scenic vistas, exploring the forest paths of this massive, tranquil greenspace w
2018.10.09
Discover Saihoji: The Ancient Moss Temple of Kyoto
It is said that Kyoto is home to thousands of  temples and shrines. You've probably already heard of the most famous ones: Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavil
2018.10.03
Autumn Adventures: The Fall Colors of Lake Okutama
You may be familiar with Mt. Takao, the closest and easiest hike near Tokyo. If you've experienced all that Mt. Takao has to offer, it's time to go de
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
2018.09.10
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
2018.08.27
Explore Japan’s Living History in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
With a giant moat, ancient, towering stone walls, and police officers and security guards around every corner, the Imperial Palace grounds, can be a l
2018.08.20
10 Tips for Climbing Mt Fuji
The official Mt Fuji climbing season only lasts two months a year. From early July to early September, you can safely climb to the top of Japan’s high
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
2018.07.04
The Akasaka Palace: Tokyo’s Hidden National Treasure
During my early years in Japan, I realized that cycling was an excellent way to explore Tokyo and get a feel for how its patchwork of wards connect wi
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with my co-workers among the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku
2018.06.05
Shinjuku Running: Sprinting through Toyama Park
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is covered in woods and forests. Shinjuku is no exception
2018.05.24
Shinjuku Running: Circling the Akasaka Palace
Are you looking for a flexible running course filled with urban greenery and pristine city streets? Whether you are a beginner or seasoned sprinter, t
2018.04.06
Shinjuku Running [Cherry Blossom Edition]: Sprinting Among the Sakura of Chidorigafuchi
The cherry blossoms may have arrived earlier than expected this year, but don’t let that stop you from trying our next running course. In fact, if you
2018.03.30
Shinjuku Gyoen through the Seasons
One of the best things about staying at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is its location in Araki-Cho, Shinjuku. Most of Tokyo’s most popular attract
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2017.04.07
4 Key Places to Visit in Nara During the Cherry Blossom Season
Nara Park is a unique place where you can enjoy shrines,temples, and encounter deers. The Hanami season makes it even more enjoyable. Here are 4 pla