Writer: Ian Preschel

My name is Ian Preschel and I am originally from Teaneck, New Jersey.  I have traveled to countries all across the globe such as England, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal.  I am currently working as an english teacher and using my free time to travel around Japan.

Harajuku Sweets That Can't Be Beat

Harajuku, located in the heart of the shopping district of Shibuya, is known internationally for its extravagant outfits, and its great shopping. Since it has become an epicenter for young Japanese people and international travellers, many eateries have also started to sell different types of food on the streets of Harajuku. While you are shopping and looking at the interesting clothes and souvenirs you can also find some great sweets to eat while you stroll.

Niijima Island: A Perfect Escape From City Life

After moving to Tokyo and experiencing the hustle and bustle of Akihabara, Shinjuku, and Harajuku I was searching for a place to escape the crowded and fast-paced streets. I wanted to see a different side of Japan. A more quiet and peaceful part of the country. When I asked a Japanese friend, he suggested going to Niijima, a small island off of the coast of Izu.

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