Kanamara Matsuri – The Festival of the Steel Phallus

The Festival of the Steel Phallus or かなまら祭り (Kanamara Matsuri) is held at Kawasaki Shrine (Daishi). Oh boy, and is it ever one of the more interesting and bizarre festivals that runs through the...

Kirin Beer Factory Tour – Yokohama

The Kirin Beer Factory Tour is the company's free information session and introduction to its globally recognised beer brand. The idea is not unique though, as you can take part in a range of...

Yokohama – Best Place to Live in Tokyo; Survey

The largest port in Japan and home to the largest China Town is Yokohama. Suumo, a real estate magazine and website, announced the city of Yokohama - best place to live in Tokyo and...

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...

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...

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...