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‘Jewels of the Sea’ Miyajima Oyster Festival near Hiroshima

January 23, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Although Hiroshima is famous for its oysters throughout the year, it is during winter, in the coldest month of February that they’re at their best.  Sure you can go to a famous restaurant or oyster bar in Hiroshima to enjoy them, but for something more fun (and definitely cheaper!), why not brave the cold and […]

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2017

December 28, 2016 by admin

Like food?  Silly question right, of course you like food?!  If you are looking for the opportunity to sample dishes from all over Japan, but are far too lazy to bounce around from restaurant and shop to restaurant and shop seeking out each individual dish the “Furusato Matsuri” should definitely be on your list of […]

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

December 28, 2016 by admin

Not being a speed demon myself it is hard to relate to the fast and furious aesthetic, but I definitely see it on the streets of Tokyo; for better or worse! If that is your thing, you are in the right place for it, and this is your event! The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of, […]

Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji

December 15, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset aligns perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking for all the world like a bright shining jewel placed atop the nation’s crown. There are many great places from which you can witness this startling sunset in Tokyo and the surrounding areas (to see sunrise […]

Japan’s Winter Food

December 14, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

As a Brit, I am used to winters being cold, wet and miserable, with skies as grey as the faces shielded from the perpetual sleet and drizzle. As such, it always baffled me when Japanese friends would claim, without a second’s hesitation, that the year’s last was their favorite season. Unsurprisingly, the reason behind this […]

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