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Family Winter Sports Guide to Tokyo and Yokohama

December 14, 2016 by Ray Proper

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are a variety of family  friendly options to get outside and active this winter.  From ice skating to “snow rafting” and even a snow tractor adventure ride for those less interested in getting sweaty; there is no reason to miss out on the great outdoors just because it is cold outside, […]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

November 25, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about ‘firsts’. Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a shrine, a tradition called hatsumode. While this can be done at any time, usually over the first three days of the year, the most dramatic time will be at midnight of December 31, when crowds […]

Getting Dramatic – Kabuki in Tokyo

November 19, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Japanese high art, alongside haiku, ukiyo-e, and the movies of Yasujiro Ozu, kabuki is most probably one of the first mediums to come to mind. However, much like the plays of Shakespeare, that some 9,000km away were beginning to gain popularity at around the same time, Kabuki, the classical Japanese dance-theatre known for the […]

Vaping in Tokyo

November 17, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

While vaping, the alternative to smoking which its advocates claim to have none of the adverse affects of tobacco, is taking much of the world by storm, it seems that Japan is quite slow to catch up with the phenomenon. While IQOS smoking devices – a hybrid between regular cigarettes and electronic cigarettes that uses real tobacco […]

NTT Higashinihon Kanto Hospital, Tokyo

November 16, 2016 by Marissa Alvarez

NTT Higashinihon Kanto Hospital – NTT東日本関東病院 Branch of Medicine: General hospital, dentistry, emergency room Telephone: 03-3448-6112 (International Division), 03-3448-6000 (Emergency Room, after hours) Address: 5-9-22 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022 Website: https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/kmc/en/ Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 11:00 / 13:00 – 15:00 Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Notes: – Languages spoken: English (Chinese website is […]

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