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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.

Haneda versus Narita Airport

Since Haneda added its International Terminal in 2010 the Haneda versus Narita Airport decision is a common hassle for travellers and residents alike. Haneda has the luxury of being located significantly closer to the...

Journey in Japan Part 62: Schindler’s Lift

My friend and I meet up at 10 am, and catch the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Shibuya. Today is once again warm, and all trace of Christmas day is gone. There are no...

How to Buy Tickets for the New Mt Fuji Excursion Express

Perhaps you heard about the new Mt Fuji Excursion Express from Shinjuku, which started on March 16 this year. Since JR announced the service, there has been some confusion about how to purchase tickets,...
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Mori Building Digital Art Museum – Odaiba, Tokyo

The Mori Building Digital Art Museum is a new take on the convergence between art and our digital world. Featuring the works of teamLab Borderless who aim to create one borderless world through their...

MariCar – the Street Cart Experience!

MariCar is something of a phenomenon in Tokyo, as more and more people dressed in their favourite characters or heroes take to the streets and zoom through Shibuya's famous intersection, in front of crowds...

Grand Hyatt Tokyo to Serve ¥100,000 Wagyu Burger

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo said it will serve a ¥100,000 Wagyu Burger to celebrate the ascent of the new Emperor. The giant beef burgers will be available for a limited time this spring. It...

English Speaking Medical Services in Tokyo

English speaking medical services are still very much needed service in Japan. Perhaps with the recent tourism boom too, they could even be a little insufficient for today's needs. Due to their importance, we...
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A Very Disney Christmas at Tokyo Disneyland – Urayasu, Chiba

Mention the words 'Tokyo Disneyland' to any of the locals in Japan and will see one of two things. You will be greeted with smiles of glee and euphoria or a frown rooted in...

The Satte Sakura Festival – Gongendo Park, Saitama

Hanami is one of the most revered and anticipated seasons in Japan. So, the Satte Sakura Festival held in Gongendo Park is definitely one of the more attractive and picturesque views on the rural...

New Express Route the ‘Mt Fuji Excursion’ from Shinjuku

Next month from the 16th of March a new express train service called the 'Mt Fuji Excursion' will start. It will begin as a direct service from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko stations. The train is...