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Get the Seishun 18 Kippu and See Japan on the Cheap!

October 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

If there is one thing that Japan does well it is train travel. While the locals take it for granted that trains will be clean, safe and punctual, many of us know that this is not necessarily the norm in other nations. Another fantastic aspect of Japanese travel is the fact that, at certain times of […]

KidZania Tokyo – Your Kids’ Working Holiday

October 13, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you spend hours playing doctors and nurses? Did you imitate your school teachers? Did you pretend to be a fireman, a policewoman or a bus driver? At Kidzania, your children can do just that, but for real. Following the success of initial projects in […]

The Nagoya Festival

September 5, 2018 by Ray Proper

  The Nagoya Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.  The main attraction is a parade, lead by Nagoya’s 3 most famous historical figures and  feudal lords; Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and Ieyasu Tokugawa,  of 700 mounted soldiers, foot soldiers, entertainers, and dancers.  Besides the parade, there are various events […]

An Art Museum for the Digital Age: Mori Building Digital Art Museum

August 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave of Kanagawa spring to mind. You could tour the traditional art scene in Nippon seemingly forever, enjoying a multitude of museums throughout the metropolis. However, only one is dedicated to interactive digital arts, and that is […]

Things to do in Tokyo during Rainy Season

May 29, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

We’ve braved yet another cold winter, sat out under the pink trees during hanami season, and seen it warm up steadily with our minds starting to look towards the barbecues, beach trips and bon ordori festivals of summer. But we have to get through three or so weeks of dreary, sopping wet tsuyu rainy season […]

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