Area: Kanto (Page7)
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.
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
Plants were various and dense, and as you walk the path or climb the stairs, you will feel the tranquility of this place, as if all noise is absorbed by nature—leaving only you and nature alone together.
March 4, 2017
The building which opened in Ryogoku in the fall of 2016, is the Sumida Hokusai Museum. A museum focused on arts by Katsushika Hokusai, whose work includes The Wave of Kanagawa and Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji.
February 24, 2017
This skyscraper not only has museums and shopping malls, but also observatory decks for visitors to view the landscape of Tokyo.
February 23, 2017
The festival is held from Saturday, February 11th – Sunday, March 5th in peak plum blossom season.
February 11, 2017
The theme is Dragon Ball and just like the anime, there are lots of prizes for those who collect the Dragon Balls—in this case the stamps.
February 8, 2017