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Nightlife Districts in Tokyo – A Recommendation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nightlife Districts No trip to Tokyo would be complete without a night out, and ideally more than one. Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities on Earth and has a legendary nightlife. You can begin your evening at a tachinomi stand bar, drink and dine at a...


Yanaka: Nostalgic Neighborhood of Tokyo

Narrow winding streets lined with new indie cafes and senbei shops passed down through generations, Yanaka is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. A quiet neighborhood with a popular market street, beautiful sakura-lined cemetery and plenty of temples. It’s no surprise this part of...


Sumo Tournaments: Complete Guide

Sumo is both an exhilarating sporting event and a fascinating cultural experience, and it’s worth going out of your way to attend a sumo tournament (basho) when you visit Japan. The only problem for travelers is that the official sumo tournaments only take place 6 times...


Place to Visit: Kanazawa Also Known as “Little Kyoto”

  In the heart of the beautiful Hokuriku region, on the coast of the Japan Sea, there is Kanazawa. It is one of Japan’s loveliest and best-preserved historical cities. Often compared to Kyoto (though significantly smaller), Kanazawa is renowned for its impeccable geisha and samurai districts. It...


Sashimi – 10 Most Common Types

Sashimi (刺身) is thinly sliced raw food.  The practice of eating raw fish first arrived in Japan via China around 500 BCE, and since then it’s become an integral part of the Japanese cuisine. Some people confuse sashimi with sushi, but they are very distinct.  It's...