8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

8 Useful Tips for Exploring Shinjuku!

Shinjuku is one of the most densely populated areas of Tokyo, offering an essential panoramic snapshot of Japanese urban society for all travelers to explore. My 8 tips are more landmarks on a broad arc that I’ll describe, so please print off a Google street map of the area to refer to. [Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Asakusa in Tokyo!

Pick up any Tokyo guide book and you’ll find Asakusa features prominently as a must-see location, and with very good reason, for it’s been at the heart of Tokyo history and culture since the Edo period. If your hotel isn’t actually in the Asakusa area, the easiest route is[Continue Reading…]

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

7 Useful Tips NOT to Be Lost at Shinjuku Station!

Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, with hundreds of exits, dozens of platforms, and 3.6 million passengers going every which way daily, has been ranked as the world’s busiest station. No wonder foreign visitors get so easily lost or disoriented, because even we Japanese who regularly use the station can find it confusing. However,[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Aquariums You Should Visit in Japan!

8 Recommended Aquariums You Should Visit in Japan!

I love aquariums, I think most Japanese people do. Being an island people with a maritime tradition gives us a close affinity for the sea and, of course, the sea provides a large part of our diet. So it’s perhaps not surprising that Japan has a large number of aquaria, among the best in the world, [Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Shibuya Crossing!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Shibuya Crossing!

Shibuya Crossing has become one of the most iconic Tokyo locations, and immortalized in many films and TV series. At peak times, as many as 3,000 people may criss-cross the intersection in one go, so it’s no wonder the sight is often described as a sea of people, something to be seen to be believed.[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Sapporo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Sapporo!

Sapporo is one of Japan’s newest cities, capital to the Hokkaido Prefecture and is the 4th largest Japanese city in terms of population. Well known for having hosted the 1972 Olympics and for its Snow Festival or Yuki Matsuri which is visited by millions of tourists, prospective visitors may want to consider these tips:[Continue Reading…]