Family Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land Amusement Park

October 20, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

While the sprawling Disney resort is the most famous amusement park in the Tokyo area it is by no means the only one. Just thirty minutes outside of central Tokyo you can also find Yomiuri Land. Of course it is by no means as immense as its neighbor Disney, but Yomiuri Land is still an excellent […]


Lake Biwa – Take a Day trip, or Longer, to Japan’s Great Lake

October 20, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖 or Biwa-ko) in Shiga Prefecture is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, and thanks to it being located just northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto, it is steeped in mystery, wonder, and is full of wonderful things to see and do. Named for its resemblance the lute-like musical instrument ‘biwa‘, it has long […]


Hiroshima From a New Perspective: The Orizuru Tower

October 20, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Tokyo has Tokyo Tower and the popular Skytree, Osaka has the Umeda Sky Building but what about Hiroshima? Say hello to the newly opened Orizuru Tower! Owned by Hiroshima Mazda Co., the main attraction of the 13-story building is the observation deck at the top. Refurbished and redesigned by the Hiroshima-based architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi, the Tower […]


Family Fun at Little World Museum of Man

October 17, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Italy for the day? How about showing them the cultures of France, Germany or Korea? While, thanks to technology, the world is getting smaller, it could be argued that living in Japan it is difficult to show our young families the world beyond these shores. This is perhaps […]


Tokyo’s Most Unusual Restaurants

October 17, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Fed up of the usual, humdrum dinners out? Do izakayas bore you to tears? Do sushi restaurants have you tearing at your hair? Do the countless Italian and French restaurants of the capital lull you into a sleepiness that would make Rip van Winkle blush? If so, then you need to find something with a […]

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