Craft Beer in Tokyo and Yokohama

May 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japanese beer is usually thought of as just the ‘big three’: Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo. While these are great when ice cold on a scorching day, they aren’t exactly the most interesting of brews. However, right now there is something of a craft beer revolution going on. While it is impossible to highlight all here, below […]

Tokyo Sea Life Park Aquarium

April 27, 2018 by Admin

Tokyo Sea Life Park  is an aquarium featuring over 600 species of rare marine life from around the world.  The distinctive dome rising over the attraction houses a number of interesting collections, including the most famous, a 2,200-ton tank shaped like a doughnut where you can watch bluefin tuna and other fish swim. Another well known […]

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya: Upscale shopping at the Emperor’s front door

April 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s Hibiya district is known mostly for its namesake park right next to the Imperial Palace grounds, and being home to many Japanese government offices as well as corporations. If you want to shop, then you’d just need to wander a bit east into the Ginza and Yurakucho areas… But this is 2018, and who’s […]

Tokyo Java: Why Are Indie Coffee Shops Opening All Over The Metropolis?

April 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

We’ll forgive you for thinking Japan was all about the green tea if you’ve never been here before. Of course we pride ourselves on having over a hundred varieties of o-cha you can drink, and the image of a kimono-clad stern performer of tea ceremony is forever burned into our memory banks of what iconography […]

Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo’s Wildest Festival

April 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Tokyo has many festivals, and particularly as we head towards the summer months they will be coming thick and fast. But none are quite so wild as Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa. The History of Sanja Matsuri On the morning of March 18, 628 CE, so the story goes, two fisherman brothers, Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari, found […]

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