Twice a year Odaiba hosts one of Tokyo’s most popular fireworks displays. While the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks spectacular, held every summer in Odaiba, may be the more famous, this smaller one, also known as the Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks, is definitely worth checking out. Designed to spread Christmas cheer and love, the Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks […]

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Founded in 733 and converted to the Tendai Sect in 859, Jindai-ji is actually the second oldest temple in Tokyo area after Sensoji in Asakuasa. Rather difficult to access from Tokyo, Jindai-ji is actually located in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu, but this temple has much to offer for anyone willing to make the trip […]

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Far from being a tourist destination, Gotanda is nonetheless an interesting place to visit or to stay if you ever come to Tokyo. Located in Shinagawa, Gotanda is one of Yamanote Line’s main stations, and offers a wide range of affordable places to stay and eat, making it a perfect location if you are on […]

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Located in the sprawling area that is Minato Mirai, Akarenga or more exactly Yokohama Akarenga Sōko, is an historical point of interest made of red bricks. It is a warehouse complex built around 1911 to 1913 but despite being over a hundred year old, these buildings were still used as warehouses until 1989. It was […]

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Often ignored by people visiting Tokyo, mainly due to a lack of time, Yokohama is nonetheless a great city that everybody who has time and the will should visit. Among the many wonders this city has to offer, Minato Mirai 21 or みなとみらい21 is where you should start! Developed in the 80s, Minato Mirai 21 […]

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Autumn is finally upon us and like pretty much everywhere in the world, autumn colors in Japan are something pretty amazing to see and enjoy. Better known as ‘koyo’ in Japanese, this phenomenon attract millions of visitors to parks and temples all across the country for this yearly natural celebration. While we will cover autumn […]

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The Art Tower Mito or ATM, is an arts complex located in the center of Mito City in Ibaraki, opened in 1990 as part of the 100th anniversary of Mito’s designation as an official city. With a size of 100m high and an observatory located on its top, the ATM also features a concert hall […]

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Erected in 856, the Oaraiisosaki Shrine, also known as Orai Isosaki-Jinja, houses a deity of medicine who’s known for granting happiness and matchmaking couples. Destroyed during a war lasting from 1558 to 1570, the shrine was then rebuilt in 1690. The project was overseen by the legendary samurai Tokugawa Mitsukuni, who also become very popular […]

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Mikoshi Parades are the gathering and demonstration of divine palanquins carried by Shinto followers. Extremely popular in Japan, every single little parish or ward hosts their own little matsuri (festival) each year, including these Mikoshi Parades. Like the rest of Japan, Shibuya is no exception and every third Saturday and Sunday of September, since 1092, […]

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We have covered Shibuya’s famous crossing a few times already, but today we decided to step things up a little and guide you around Shibuya with one of our first “Walking Tours”. So, as usual, kick off your shoes, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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English The Tama River of Tama-gawa, is a 138 km-long river that spreads across three prefectures: Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Tokyo. With its source located at Mt. Kasadori in Koshu Yamanashi, the Tama River has been a major supplier of fresh water to Edo (now known as Tokyo) via a well-engineered aqueduct system, the Tamagawa Josui, […]

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Located in the heart of Chiba and 15 kilometers away from Narita Airport, Sawara street and the Ono River in Katori City look like they have been frozen in time with multiple buildings from the Edo period. Like many other well preserved Edo Period streets, you will find in Sawara many houses of former merchants […]

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