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SIGHTSEEING

Marveling At the Life-Size

Marveling At the Life-Size "Moving Gundam!" An in-Depth Tour of GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA

For years fans have dreamed of a life-size Gundam that actually moves, and now the wait is over! Having opened on December 19 of 2020, Gundam Factor...

A Whole Town Dedicated to Bonsai! Visiting Omiya Bonsai Village

Visiting Omiya Bonsai Village

Japanese culture and art are often closely connected with nature and its representation. One of the bes...

Enjoying Temples, Gourmet Food and More in Tokyo! Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

Enjoying Temples, Gourmet Food and More in Tokyo! Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

What do you expect from a trip to Japan? Exploring old townscapes, visiting historic temples and shrine...

Glamping with fantastic view! At ETOWA KASAMA

Glamping with fantastic view! At ETOWA KASAMA

Outdoor activities have gotten really popular in Japan recently. One of the most popular activities am...

They're Real! 10 Places in Japan Every Studio Ghibli Fan Should Visit

10 Places in Japan Every Studio Ghibli Fan Should Visit

For any respectable Studio Ghibli fan, a trip to Japan can't be complete without a visit to the Ghibl...

Early Spring Beauties! 4 Spots to See Plum Blossoms in Tokyo (and 3 Plum Snacks to Go With Them)

Early Spring Beauties! 4 Spots to See Plum Blossoms in Tokyo

What is there to do in Japan in February? The weather can be quite cold and the New Year celebrations are we...

Azalea Festival, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama

Azalea, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama City

Less than two hours away from central Tokyo, Kasama Tsutsuji Park is renown for its beautiful azaleas th...

The Top 5 Experiences to Enjoy Drift Ice in Hokkaido!

The Top 5 Experiences to Enjoy Drift Ice in Hokkaido!

It's the middle of winter and the spectacular phenomenon of drift ice, called "ryuhyo" ...

Family Trip to Kasama! Glamping, Local Food, and a Gorgeous Chrysanthemum Festival

Family Trip to Kasama! Glamping, Local Food, and a Gorgeous Chrysanthemum Festival

My family and I had been wanting to try the "glamping" (glamorous camping) experience for a l...

Zoshigaya: Follow the Owls to Another Hidden Gem in Tokyo

Zoshigaya, Another Hidden Gem in Tokyo

One of my favorite aspects of Tokyo is the mixture of old and new, of hustle and quiet, of modern and tradit...

Manga Pilgrimage to Tokiwaso, Legendary Home of Astro Boy and Doraemon Creators

Tokiwaso, the Home of Astro Boy and Doraemon Creators

We've been looking forward to it and finally, the Toshima City Tokiwaso Manga Museum opened in July ...