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.
Even though it originally started as a “pop-culture” in the age of samurai, today the art of singing and dancing, or kabuki, has become one of Japan’s most significant performing arts.
May 27, 2017
First of all, Disney after the sunset gives off a completely different vibe. The normally clear paths in the park become hidden, and all you can see are the beautiful lit buildings and rides up in the sky and around you.
May 18, 2017
Japan is the land of the rising sun, but it’s also land of the strange, as you’re about to find out. Step through the entrance of Shibuya’s infamous vibrator bar with me.
May 10, 2017
Attack on Titan has come to Tokyo Skytree Tower! Fans of the manga will definitely enjoy this exciting tribute with all the characters and artwork.
May 3, 2017
The ambiance is set up nicely, as the soft, organic lighting is both natural and inviting. It's deemed to be experienced individually, and prides the potential of individualism. Just as a pebble makes a "ripple" when dropped into a stream.
April 24, 2017
The May Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon and now is a most pivotal time for Japanese sumo since it is the first time in 19 years a reentering Japanese national has received the rank of grand champion (yokuzuna). Will he win the title again?
April 24, 2017
Yasuko Mochitani, proprietress of the Sarugakyo Hotel, has been telling folktales for more than 35 years. Listening to one of her bilingual stories set in this beautiful area is a wonderful experience for the visitor.
April 19, 2017
Kanamara Matsuri is one of Japan’s quirkier festivals. Translated to English, it means: “festival of the steel phallus”.
April 17, 2017
Waseda, home to Waseda University in Shinjuku-ku and only about 15 minutes from Shinjuku station, is one of my favourite areas in Tokyo. Here's my suggested day's itinerary, allowing you to enjoy Waseda's beautiful parks, bizarre architecture, peaceful temple and my hands-down favourite cafe in Tokyo.
April 12, 2017
Tokyo’s relative distance, the language barrier and the heady mix of modern and traditional sets Japan’s capital up as an enigma to tourists. Some misconceptions are understandable, others are downright bizzare.
March 30, 2017