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 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...
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Tokyo Knowledge – Asakusa, Tokyo

For people looking for a chilled, inviting and friendly place to drink, don't look past Tokyo Knowledge. The bar is well known in Asakusa, with great tunes and an awesome vibe. Meet the owner,...

Journey in Japan Part 46: Bridges and Balloons

Today I rent a bright red bicycle, and cycle over the Sumida River, toward Ryogoku. There is a row of parked bicycles, each with a bright purple sticker featuring today’s date. I want to park...

Journey in Japan Part 47: Round, round, get around, I get around

This weekend a local event is taking place known as ‘A-Round’, short for, Asakusa Around. Sixty-nine different stalls, cafés and galleries have signed up for the event. I am fortunate enough to have been invited along...

Journey in Japan Part 39: Last Day of Summer

Today is the Autumn Equinox; officially the day that summer ends and autumn begins. The weather seems to have forgotten about the shift in seasons, and has kindly gifted us with a clear sunny...

9/21 Asakusa Pub Crawl – Enjoy Drinking with Friends

Asakusa Pub Crawl Details Friday 21st September 2018 Door open 8:30pm Start 9:00pm Meeting Place:Asakusa smile bar 8 minutes from Asakusa Station Address: 2-20-10 Higashi-Komagata, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo You can find full details of the Facebook event here. Why not enjoy visiting local...

Tokyo Skytree – Tokyo’s Tallest Tower

The newest addition to the Tokyo cityscape is Tokyo Skytree, completed in February 2012. It towers above all other buildings that surround it, it claims the crown for both Tokyo and Japan's tallest structure...

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...

Buy 3 Get 1 Free @ Tokyo Knowledge – Asakusa, Tokyo

We have a special campaign with Tokyo Knowledge this spring. Buy 3 get 1 free @ Tokyo Knowledge - Asakusa, Tokyo. Spring is upon us, the Cherry Blossoms are just arounf the corner and...