Mitsumine Shrine, located on top of Mount Mitsumine, is one of 3 major shrines in Chichibu, Saitama and by far the oldest! According to the legends, Mitsumine Shrine was apparently founded around the first century during the reign of the 12th Emperor of Japan: Keiko […]

Read more

Covering a major portion of the west slope of Mt Hakone, the beautiful field of Sengokuhara, are covered in some of the most beautiful Japanese “Susuki”, also known as pampas grass. [...]

Read more

The Togoshi Ginza Shotengai is a large 1.3 km long shopping street that crosses through Hiratsuka, Togoshi, Yutaka-cho and Nishi-shinagawa in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. Togoshi Ginza is actually made of three distinct shotengai running end to end with the Shoeikai, Chuogai and Ginrokukai and promoted under the […]

Read more

Boshu uchiwa, hand-made rigid fans originating from Chiba, take various forms. The standard round-shaped type; the “egg type,” which features a unique, smooth curve; and a long-shafted type, which allows the wielder to see the design move when it’s spun with the palms of the hands.

Read more

Close to Asakusa and by the banks of the Kanda River, the Asahi Beer Hall and Tokyo Skytree are some of the best-known buildings in Tokyo.  Completed in 1989 and designed by Philippe Starck, the Asahi Beer Hall, which actually happens to be the Asahi Breweries Japan HQ […]

Read more

Surrounded by the Kanda River, Tsukishima gives you a unique perspective of what an old suburb of Tokyo feels like. But, unlike other Tokyo suburbs, Tsukishima is famous for its Monjayaki which happen to be your average Okonomiyaki with added dashi in its batter [...]

Read more

Located around the northwestern corner of the Yamanote line, Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s many city centers with over million passengers commuting daily via its main station. Stuck between two of Japan's biggest store franchises Tobu and Seibu, Ikebukuro has many things to offer ranging from nice stores and […]

Read more

The Tembo Galleria is Tokyo Skytree’s most amazing feature, well, at least for us! Shaped like a sloped spiral, the Tembo Galleria will let you walk from the 445th floor up to the 450th (451.2m) while giving you a unique 360 panoramic view of Tokyo. We could definitively spend hours […]

Read more

Ginza is the epitome of luxe for Japanese and tourist alike. While many like to compare Ginza to the Champs-Élysées (France), Ginza is in many ways different from its French counterpart. With new and luxurious buildings popping-up from the ground every single year, Ginza has many things […]

Read more

Tsukiji is not only famous for its fish market and auction site, but also for its outer market and its many restaurants. Here you can roam the streets of the outer market without worrying about being run over by one of many Tsukiji carts and being sure you won’t bother […]

Read more

Located around 60 to 70km away from Tokyo and close to the Izu peninsula, Odawara Castle is a small, yet beautiful castle and maybe the only one worth visiting around Tokyo. But what most people do not know is that during the cherry blossom period, Odawara Castle is by […]

Read more

Ooka River is located in a residential area in Yokohama. All year long the river has not much to offer, but once a year, during a very short week, the Ooka river turns into a cherry blossom (Sakura) wonderland with a several kilometer long stretch of pure pink cotton candy.

Read more