The Kanto area includes the Tokyo area as well as six prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa. It is the most urbanized part of Japan.
Once a year since 2006, around the second weekend of October, a hard rock and heavy metal festival takes place: the Loud Park Festival.
October 8, 2016
As a foreigner living in Japan, I sometimes get a craving for ethnic food. Sure, when I travel to new prefectures I have to try their local cuisines, but if I happen to stumble upon an interesting looking foreign restaurant, I try to poke my head in their too.
October 3, 2016
Ninja Trick House in Shinjuku, Tokyo offers an experience you can’t get just anywhere: sword and throwing star practice in an intimate, hands-on environment that both kids and adults will love.
September 23, 2016
A little aquarium that is tucked away in one of the corners of Chinatown; the Yokohama Omoshiroi Suizokukan.
September 23, 2016
Tons of Flashbacks were triggered haunting my memory in the search for remembering the origin of my familiarity with the word Namamugi. As the train slowly progressed to Tsurumi station, which was my final destination, I struggled hard to get rid of my superstitious misgivings starting with ‘what if in my previous life, Namamugi was…’.
September 17, 2016
Known for Maid Cafes, electronic stores and being an overall otaku (Japanese for nerd) paradise, Akihabara is one of Tokyo's most famous spots. Many people will tell you to check out Yodobashi Camera or the AKB48 Café. However, today we are going to talk about one of Akihabara’s lesser known treasures. Smaller shops that carry used goods.
September 13, 2016
We've heard many people say that Japan is beautiful in all seasons. Whether it is spring’s cherry blossom, autumn’s ever-changing colours, summer’s fireworks, or the white wintery days, there is never a wrong time to visit Japan. Or is there?
September 12, 2016
What can you imagine about Shinjuku? It is labeled by the government as a shopping area. Full of branded goods and tall buildings. Yes, you can find all of that soon once you arrive at Shinjuku station. Lumine Est, Odakyu Department Store, Odakyu Mylord, Lumine 1 shopping mall, Lumine 2 shopping mall, Keio Department Store, Keio Mall and Odakyu Ace have direct access to Shinjuku Station. This is good for commercial reasons because Shinjuku station is served by JR East, Odakyu Electric Railway, Keio Rail Corporation, Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.
September 10, 2016
This zoo is in Yokohama ward, and is more than just a zoo; it also resembles a safari park. Fortunately for the animals, cages are really big and fences are as little as possible as to get the animals to live in an environment that is parallel to their native one.
September 6, 2016
Meiji Shrine may already be on the top of anyone's “must-visit” list when visiting Tokyo. Make sure that your visit is scheduled on the weekend so as not to miss one of the highlights of this 700,00 square meter Shinto shrine located in the middle of Tokyo. Amidst all of that property, there is one part of the shrine that cannot be discarded.
August 25, 2016