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SIGHTSEEING

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" in Japanese, fills the sea of Okhotsk in th...

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 ...

NIKI Hills: A Promising Brand New Winery in Hokkaido

NIKI Hills: A Promising Brand New Winery in Hokkaido

Only a 30 minute drive from Otaru, a popular sightseeing spot in Hokkaido, lies the town of Niki. Here, re...

TOKYO Mizumachi: New Attraction Opens Between Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree®

TOKYO Mizumachi: New Attraction Opens in Tokyo

A brand new commercial complex opened on June 18, 2020 under the elevated railway tracks between Asakus...

Traveling From Home: We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

Temporarily unable to travel Japan, I decided that I was going to bring some of Japan into my own house! In...

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

There are countless religious and folk festivals being celebrated in Japan throughout the year. Among ...

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

If there's one thing that Tokyo doesn't lack it's drinking establishments. From tiny wat...

The World's First Official Doraemon Shop! We Went to the Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba

The World's First Official Doraemon Shop! Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba

The world's first official Doraemon shop, Doraemon Future Department Store has opened in Odaiba, ...

Close to Tokyo: 5 Great Spots to Enjoy During Japan's Winter Season

Close to Tokyo: 5 Great Spots to Enjoy During Japan's Winter Season

There are a few sights and spots you can only enjoy during the winter season in Japan from December to Febr...