Bridging Tokyo Bay, Koto and the man-made island Wakasu, the Tokyo Gate Bridge was first opened in February 2012. Also called the “Dinosaur Bridge” due to its unusual shape, the Tokyo Gate Bridge is a 2.6km long truss bridge which allow, around 32,000 vehicles daily to cross one part of Tokyo to another [...]

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We’ve covered Shibuya many times in the past.  We’ve made a short walking tour video before of the area, but we have to admit that we are fascinated by the place and we could not resist shooting yet another walking video of Shibuya, this time in winter! We hope you will enjoy this new […]

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Just two days after the Toka Machi Market at Hikawa Shrine, the city of Saitama holds the Juninichi-Machi Market each December 12th. Started around the Meiji period (from 1868 to 1912). The Juninichi-Machi Market with the Tsuki Shrine as it center, features more than 800 street stalls selling everything from food to good luck rakes […]

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uring the Edo period, commerce between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo) was made possible via a unique “highway” known as that time as the Tokaido. Being the economic lifeline between these two major cities, the Tokaido was monitored both economically and politically and featured many heavily militarised checkpoints. Rebuilt in 2007, the Hakone checkpoint was one […]

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oday’s video will be all about the Tokyo driving experience where we will drive from Toyosu, near Odaiba up to Ueno while driving across the famous Rainbow bridge, through Ginza and up to our final destination of Iriya (just after Ueno) which also marks the end of this section of the Shuto Expressway.

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orita-en or in english the Mortia’s Garden, is an old family farm located north of Tokyo in the prefecture of Saitama and just a few km away from the city of Chichibu. Belonging to Mr Morita and his wife, this orchard has been growing oranges, citrus and other mikans for decades! Sold across the prefecture […]

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he pinnacle of Japanese teen culture, Harajuku and more precisely Takeshita Street, or in Japanese Takeshita Dori, is a 500m long street featuring many trendy shops, used clothes stores, fashion boutiques as well as many Japanese crepe stands and fast food restaurants. Extremely crowded all day long, Takeshita Street is unique to Tokyo and really […]

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ocated a little bit north of Tokyo near the Tokyo Bunkyo Civic Center and Tokyo Dome, Rikugien belongs to a group of nine parks in Tokyo managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. Thanks to a staff dedicated to maintaining this park, Rikugien is among of the most beautiful parks you can find in Tokyo. […]

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ocated in Saitama an hour away from Ikebukuro, Heirin-ji is a Rinzai temple of the Myoshin-ji Branch. The temple was originally founded in 1375 in Iwatsuki city by Sekishitsu Zenkyu , also in Saitama. The temple was destroyed in 1590 during the attack on Iwatsuki Castle by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and then later moved and rebuilt […]

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ere you are, another video coming straight from our new “Daily Life” project where we will upload videos of our daily life and commute in Japan. Today’s video will be a quick ride I made from Shibuya Station to Omotesando Station on the Ginza line on my way to meet some friends. Not much to […]

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riginally located in Tokyo and used as a residence for a branch of the Tokugawa family, and later used temporarily as the Imperial Palace, the Tomozawa Imperial Villa has been in Nikko since 1899. This gorgeous house that blends traditional Edo design and early model Meiji period architecture offers no less than 106 rooms, with […]

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ocated near Nikko, Kanmangafuchi Abyss was formed centuries ago by an eruption of the nearby Mount Nantai, and offers a few nice long trails alongside a pleasant river. Not only does Kanmangafuchi Abyss offer a stunning view of its nearby river, Kanmangafuchi is also known for its row of about 100 stone statues of Jizo, […]

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