10 Ways Tokyo Drift is Not Like the Real Japan

The power sliding revelation 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' that hit cinemas back in 2006 actually had a lot of footage shot within Japan. It would become renowned for shining the spotlight...

International Stadium Yokohama – Kanagawa Prefecture

International Stadium Yokohama (aka Nissan Stadium) is Tokyo's premier stadium for this year's Rugby World Cup 2019. Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of central Tokyo, it will hold one of the first powerhouse match-ups...

Japanese Taxis – Second Most Expensive Globally

Japanese Taxis are an integral part of the local nation's infrastructure, and as that last train finishes up, they are almost you're only option home. The cabs of Japan also approach luxury levels with...

Rugby World Cup 2019 – 99 Days to Go!

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2019 has begun, with only 99 days to go before kick-off begins. This is Japan's first time at hosting the event, and with an obvious home ground...
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Hydrangeas in Kamakura – A Beautiful Spectrum of Colours

Check out the beauty of the Hydrangeas in Kamakura at Meigetsu-in. Hydrangeas are known as 紫陽花 or Ajisai in Japanese. They are just a short walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka line. It's...

Drift Japan – Evolving Beyond its Mountain Ranges

The Drift Japan scene began back in the 1970s. At first, headlined by the Kunimitsu Takahashi, a motorcyclist turned drifter. He inspired the now legendary ‘Drift King’ (ドリフトキング ordorifutokingu) Keiichi Tsuchiya, who was so...

Tokyo Stadium – Chofu, Tokyo

Welcome to Tokyo Stadium (aka Ajinomoto Stadium). Located in Chofu in western Tokyo, and is the starting point for the Rugby World Cup 2019. The first game begins at 19:45 on September 20, which...

Rugby World Cup 2019 Ticketing Updates

This is our first update regarding the latest news on Rugby World Cup 2019 ticketing options in Japan. Kick-off is literally in just 5 months and 1 day, with Japan's first game against Russia...

Ozawa Sake Brewery – Free Tours and Tasting

Pulling into Sawai station, you instantly notice how quiet and serene this place really is. The Ozawa Sake Brewery is a short 5-minute walk from the station and we are over an hour early....

Spare Change! Finally a Solution for 1 and 5 Yen Coins!

This is a solution I have been waiting for since I moved to Japan over 5 years ago. Got spare change? Those 1 and 5 yen coins can easily accumulate over time. While you...