Spider Lillies – Koma, Saitama

Hidden Treasure There is a little gem that is definitely worth seeing if you are in the Tokyo area. Towards the end of September, you can find a plethora of Spider Lillies. Located in the...

Abeno Harukas – Osaka’s Bright Building of the Future

Abeno Harukas stands tall and proud at exactly 300 metres tall and is Osaka's tallest building. It also stands as a clear sign of Osaka's direction towards a better and brighter future. The name...

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...

Landmark Tower – Yokohama, Japan

If you're one to climb the tallest buildings in every city you explore, then Yokohama's Landmark Tower is the perfect place for you. Standing just shy of the big 300 at 296m tall, it...

Sapporo TV Tower – Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo TV Tower stands at 147 metres high with a 90-metre observation deck. It is one of the tallest structures in the city (currently dwarfed by Sapporo JR Tower at 173m tall) that can...

Medium (Mexican Cuisine) – Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo

Medium, Mild or Spicy? So you have a Mexican (or even a Medium) craving, but not sure where to try? How about Medium? Who would think that in a place like Japan, an island historically...

Bar Tokyo Brain – Asakusa, Tokyo

The Bar Tokyo Brain is best described as an international bar of sorts. It's basic premise is to encourage interaction and communication between Japanese and foreigners in a comfortable and stylish environment. To promote...

Osaka Castle – Osaka’s Famous Landmark

The one major landmark you can be sure people in Kansai hold in high pride is Osaka Castle, perched upon a raised platform and surrounded by a large moat it stands tall in its...

Plus Alpha Kitchen – Monzennakacho, Tokyo

People often ask me what is Australian Cuisine, 'Kangaroo' is the simple answer. Luckily enough, you can try this and more at Plus Alpha Kitchen, and it is only a short trip from Central...

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...