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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 […]

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 Shibuya Stream Complex

September 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

With its constant stream of people, iconic street crossing, and of course one of the most recognizable canine mascots in the world, Tokyo’s Shibuya district is known worldwide, if not always by name, it arguably best matches the foreign idea of Tokyo. Currently, in the middle of an ambitious building phase that started over 20 […]

Tokyo Oktoberfest 2018

September 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Japan loves beer. So it’s no surprise there’s an Oktoberfest festival happening somewhere at any point in the year. But what about actually IN October? Well, yeah, we got those covered. Greater Tokyo is awash in the amber goodness throughout the beginning of autumn, and here’s […]

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