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Kanto

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.

10/11 Aussies in Asakusa present: Shepherds Pie Thursday

Aussies in Asakusa present: Shepherds Pie Thursday. 1,500 yen grants you entry, some yummy and freshly baked Shepherds Pie and one drink. Plus, the chance to meet some like-minded foodies in a comfortable and relaxed...

Japanese Video Games

Today, I am visiting the Takarazuka University of Art and Design, to see an exhibition pertaining to Japanese video games. After four years of studying, a final project from each student is showcased inside...

Secret Rice and Sacred Fish

Someone told me yesterday that beneath the banks and office buildings between Mitsukoshimae Station and Otemachi Station, hidden deep underground, the Japanese government grows secret rice. Somewhere along the Ginza Line my train just powers down. All the lights...

Journey in Japan Part 53: In the Land of Spuds and Money

Today I overslept. It is 4 pm when I finally crawl from my bed. Having missed most of the day, and without a plan, I decide to head to Asakusa to find something to do. When...

Yokohama Sightseeing

I am a little way outside of Tokyo to go Yokohama sightseeing. The area was once a quaint fishing town, where nothing much really happened. After the American people came with their ships, Yokohama opened...

A Taste of Home – Nissin World Delicatessen

Although I have heard about Nissin World Delicatessen for awhile now, I never really had the inclination to visit this store. I figured that it would be no different to most of the foreign...

Seven Gods Pilgrimage – Taitoku, Tokyo

Lucky Number Seven Gods of Fortune Today I attempt to go on a pilgrimage. Seven different gods, seven different sacred sites. My first stop is Shingen-ji Temple, Iriya. This temple has two names, Iriya no Kishibojin is...

The Azaleas at Nezu Shrine – Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Nezu Shrine (根津神社 or Nezu Jinja) is one of those rare hidden gems, that you would never expect to find in the concrete surroundings of Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Within the grounds, you will find several...

Top 10 Tips for Climbing Mt Fuji

Standing at around 3,776m tall, it is the nation's tallest active volcano on the main island of Honshu. Climbing Mt Fuji is also a highlight for both foreign tourists and locals. Importantly, it is...

Museum of Yebisu Beer – Ebisu, Tokyo

Heading back in time The smallish (by Tokyo standards) and stylish district of Ebisu, is also home to the Museum of Yebisu Beer. Formerly known as Yebisu, Ebisu was originally named after the beer brand....