Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum

March 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Sooner or later as you become acclimated to this place, you’ll start learning about the different eras of Japan. For example as of March 2018, we are living in the Heisei Era, as defined by the sitting emperor. It’s how the year is officially calculated, and loosely defines a generation’s identity. The era preceding this […]

Must See Shrines and Temples of Tokyo

March 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Many of Japan’s most famous shrines and temples are in the old capital of Kyoto. Tokyo, while not as historic as the city it replaced as the nation’s social and economic base, still has plenty of beautiful and important shrines and temples – hundreds even. Below is a selection of our top recommendations. Meiji Shrine Completed in […]

Your tour of the regions of Japan begins under the tracks of Akihabara

March 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Of course you know what Tokyo’s Akihabara district is known for: electronics, video games, anime and manga shops, maid cafes, and anything else that would make a nerd, geek, weeaboo and “technojapanophile” drool. Since I fit into lots of these categories, I tend to visit the area once a month or so just to check […]

Bikesharing In Tokyo

March 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s been almost eight years since the concept of bikesharing hit Japan’s shores in the Minato-Mirai and Kannai districts of Yokohama, but even though you can find some 87 different bikeshare organizations and companies operating in the country, most people here have no idea it exists; quite odd in a nation that spends a lot […]

Things to do in Tokyo For Golden Week 2018

March 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday period in Japan, and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a tourist area like Kyoto over the break.  Trains and airports can be crowded, and the traffic into any area worth a visit is going to be heavy at best, standstill at worst.  Need a hotel? […]

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