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Kanto is the most populated geographical area of Honshu, the main island of Japan. The region includes the Greater Tokyo area. It includes 7 prefectures including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki.

Plus Alpha Kitchen – Monzennakacho, Tokyo

People often ask me what is Australian Cuisine, 'Kangaroo' is the simple answer. Luckily enough, you can try this and more at Plus Alpha Kitchen, and it is only a short trip from Central...

Journey in Japan Part 31: Siliconan the Ovarian

The previous three days drifted along to the tune of uneventful. Today a sign in my hostel says, “Soba Party Today, come and enjoy Japanese noodles!” There is also a list of local artists that...

Journey in Japan Part 32: Pyrotechnics and Parade

I wake up at 5 am to the sound of a drunk man in our dormitory room. He spends fifteen minutes trying to open his locker, before giving up and leaving the room. It’s...

Journey in Japan Part 59: A Wild Frog Chase

Today I decide to take my bicycle and head to the nearby Arakawa Park, a place I haven’t previously visited. This park seems to have somehow half escaped the losing of its leaves. One side...

Journey in Japan Part 41: “But Sir, it’s only a model”

Today is the third and final day of a street performing arts festival in Asakusa. Outside it is a clear day and a wonderful 28°C. I spend the best part of the morning wandering between...

Landmark Tower – Yokohama, Japan

If you're one to climb the tallest buildings in every city you explore, then Yokohama's Landmark Tower is the perfect place for you. Standing just shy of the big 300 at 296m tall, it...

Tokyo Wan Kannon – Futtsu, Chiba

Tokyo Wan Kannon (東京湾観音) is a Kannon statue standing at more than 56 metres or 20 levels high. Situated in Futtsu, Chiba and facing Toyko Bay, the statue was built in the early 1960s...

Journey in Japan Part 34: Pot, Kettle, Snack

Today I take the Toei Asakusa Line for the first time in my life. Each time the train starts it sounds as if there is music coming from beneath the carriages. It turns out that...

Aussies in Asakusa present: Premium Pasta Saturday

We welcome you to come down and join our food-loving community. Through these events we encourage people to network, share culture, language and experiences, especially through their love of food. Asakusa, which is well-known as...

Journey in Japan Part 54: Fuji in the Sky with Diamonds

It is 16:20 and I am in Ikebukuro, standing in the observation deck on the sixtieth floor of a building called, “Sunshine City.” Considering the spectacle I am about to witness this afternoon, I...