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Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Lavishly decorated boats, used to entertain guests by rich merchants and nobles were all the rage back in the Edo period (1603-1868). Tatami mats ...

Hiking in Nagano Prefecture! Northern Japan Alps Panorama-Ginza and Azumino Sightseeing

Hiking in Northern Japan Alps Panorama-Ginza!

The Northern Japan Alps Panorama-Ginza is a hiking trail that traverses Mount Chogatake, Mount Jonen, ...

The Millennials Opens in Shibuya! An Artsy and Modern Capsule Hotel for Millennials

The Millennials Opens in Shibuya! An Artsy and Modern Capsule Hotel for Millennials

A new generation of capsule hotels is taking over Japanese big cities. These modern variations of Japan...

Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Stylish hostels and fancy guesthouses have been popping up like mushrooms in Japan in the past few years...

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Despite its name, electronics are not the only thing you will find in here. At Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA EL...

The lavender fields at Farm Tomita: The scenery you should see once in your life

The lavender fields at Farm Tomita: The scenery you should see once in your life

Farm Tomita in Furano, Hokkaido is one of the representative facilities for lavender tourism. The site ...

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Temple Just Outside Tokyo

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Temple Just Outside Tokyo

Imagine an ancient Buddhist temple perched on top of a mountain. Surrounded by nature and peace, away fr...

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Snow Unite to Make the Perfect Sake

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Snow Unite to Make the Perfect Sake

Niigata prefecture has the largest number of sake breweries in Japan. Here, located in the city of Uonum...

More fun than an amusement park?!
Hints on how to enjoy Mother Farm, accessible from Tokyo

Hints on how to enjoy Mother Farm, accessible from Tokyo

Mother Farm is a famous sightseeing spot known to all Japanese on the Boso Peninsula of Chiba. Not only ca...

Get to Know a Buddhist Nun at a Local Temple

Get to Know a Buddhist Nun at a Local Temple

If you had to choose, what words would you use to describe Buddhism in Japan? After visiting some of the fa...

A Beginner’s Guide to Sento

A Beginner’s Guide to Sento

by guest writer Stephanie Crohin (sento journalis)Sento or public bathhouses are an attractive part o...