Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

November 25, 2018 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 […]

Holiday Dining Options in Tokyo

November 14, 2018 by Ray Proper

Tokyo IS good food.  In my opinion, the food in Tokyo is the best part of Tokyo!  You can get pretty much anything in Tokyo, at any time, and Christmas Dinner is no exception. Whether you are searching for traditional holiday fare, or something a bit more trendy, there are hundreds, if not thousands of […]

Buying Christmas Trees in Tokyo 2018

November 12, 2018 by Admin

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don’t delay!  The trees are a bit shorter than you might get used to but they have very nice shapes and I am certain they will bring you […]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

November 9, 2018 by Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials there are a few good sources you should know about. Costco (Wholesale Warehouse) If you have a lot of gifts to wrap you are going to need a lot of paper, and the best place […]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

October 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that the splendor of all four seasons can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by Japan’s plentiful mountains, forests, beaches, and even a desert (!) meaning that a change of scenery is a simple train or bus ride away. In […]

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