Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

March 20, 2018 by Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical services from any phone.  Unlike emergency number services in many other countries, the 119 system in Japan only connects to fire or ambulance services.  Police are […]

8 Most Unique and Fun Themed Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

February 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

If you think it’s only in anime, manga, tv shows and movies that Japan can be unique and creative, think again. Their culture whether in the ancient times or today has been the most colorful and out of the box. It reflects in all aspects of their lives no matter where they are. There’s always […]

Sample Food From All 47 Prefectures Of Japan in Tokyo!

February 21, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s impossible. Even in my almost 2 decades of traveling all over Japan, I have yet to hit the magic number 47, the number of prefectures that make up Japan. This means there’s forty-seven different regions that proclaim to be home to the best beauty, culture, and nature representing Japan. I don’t know about that; […]

Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

February 20, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it’ll be time again for “hanami.” If you’re new to Japan and Japanese culture, hanami literally means “flower viewing,” but not just any flower will do. We’re talking about Japan’s symbol of all things cute, beautiful, and like the flora itself, fleeting; cherry blossoms. Basically […]

Hato’s Bar – Great BBQ in Tokyo!

February 9, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

A few years ago, my buddy says to me, “Hey let’s go to this little barbecue place I know about in Naka Meguro.” “Ok”, I replied. “I’m in the mood for some yakiniku (Korean BBQ) anyway.” My friend corrected me, “No no no… We’re talking baby-back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and mac ‘n cheese.” “Whaaaaaaaaa??!” […]

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