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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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...

Journey in Japan Part 36: A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

I walk the twenty minutes to Kuramae Station. On the way I pass the Bandai Headquarters; a huge banner tells me that Tamagotchi is making a comeback at the end of this month. At...

Moving into Your First Apartment in JAPAN – THE EASY WAY

Starting Out So one of the most exciting, but scary things that must be done when arriving is moving into your first Apartment in Japan! When I first arrived in Japan I experienced multiple ways...

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...

Koishikawa Botanical Gardens

Today, as I arrive in Bunkyō Ward, I am overwhelmed. In front of me is the massive Tokyo Dome, the home of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, but this isn't why I am here. Outside...

Journey in Japan Part 33: Dance, Dance, Dance

It is humid today, a cool 31°C with patches of rain, the perfect weather for dancing in the street. I head over to Tawaramachi Station for a train to Shibuya. From Shibuya Station, I head...

Journey in Japan Part 37: Shiitake My Breath Away

Tidings in my hostel today inform me of a festival at Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens. Today is Tsukimi-no-Kai, which translates to mean ‘Moon Viewing’; an age-old tradition that has been celebrated in these gardens for over two hundred...

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑 or しんじゅくぎょえん) is probably one of Tokyo's most treasured and picturesque parks. It is nature's escape surrounded by the district's sprawling concrete jungle and is easy to appreciate the vivid colour...

Journey in Japan Part 50: Necks, Lights, and Video Ape

Culture Day is held on the 3rd of November every year. An event to promote the arts, and Japanese Culture. Introduced in 1948, Culture Day is a public holiday. The people of Japan are...

Mount Takao – Beer Garden with a View

Trekking to the tip of Takao One of the more easier and more documented experiences, be it spring, summer winter or fall is Mount Takao, as a popular hiking spot among both locals and tourists...

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