Travel

Hostels and Private Residence for backpackers in Japan

Today, I’d like to introduce hostels and private residence in Tokyo where you can make your stay in the area more specials and unique. Tokyo 1 Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE https://backpackersjapan.co.jp/nuihostel/ This hostel/guest house is located in a very convenient spot in Tokyo. You can enjoy “Shitamachi” culture which means an old town with […]

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Travel

Yatsugatake in Yamanashi Prefecture

Yatsugatake in Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Honshu Island, north west of of Tokyo. In the Yatsugatake area which spreads across Yamanashi prefecture and Nagano prefecture, you can see Yatsugatake (Volcanic Group) to the north, Mt. Fuji to the south, the Chichibu mountain range to the east, and the […]

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Cafe | Culture/History

Tomo Museum

Tomo Museum in Tokyo The Kikuchi Kanjitsu Memorial, Tomo Museum of Art opened in 2003 on a quiet hill in Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, to introduce contemporary ceramic art based on the collection of Tomo Kikuchi (1923-2016), the founder of the museum and a collector of contemporary ceramic art. The site was the base for the […]

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Culture/History | Food/Drink

Marunouchi/Otemachi area

Marunouchi/Otemachi area is the financial city of Tokyo. Not far from the Tokyo station, two areas are located right next to each other with a lot of skyscrapers which are mostly financial institutions such as banks, broker-dealers, and insurance companies. You may think it is boring to be in the financial city if you are […]

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Cafe

Donuts from Misdo

If you are in Japan toward the end of May 2022, you should definitely try donuts from Mister Donuts (i.e. Misdo)! The reason why I said until the end of May 2022 is because they offer special donuts collaborated with Tsujiri, a famous tea brand in Japan, until then. A series of Matcha flavored donuts […]

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Restaurant

Harbor Terrace

Harbor Terrace – Restaurant You may have been to places close to the Kamakura station in Kanagawa prefecture while you are traveling in Tokyo but today, I would like to introduce a restaurant that is a bit far from the Kamakura station. The restaurant is inside the hotel called Harbor Terrace where you can enjoy […]

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Culture/History | Travel

Golden Week

Children’s Day May 5th is a Children’s Day (Boy’s festival) in Japan and we hang up the carp streamers called “Koinobori” on Children’s day. Parents display “Koinobori” hoping that their children will grow up healthy and strong. The origin of “Koinobori” is a historical event in ancient China. It’s said that a carp was the […]

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Cafe

Good cafe in neighbors

Cake shop There is one cake shop that I had always wanted to visit and finally, I made it! The place is called Patisseries Francaise Quartre, a French dessert shop. Patisserie Francaise Quatre フランス菓子キャトル 公式ウェブサイト|季節のアイテム They have so many different kinds of dessert and they all look so good. In the shop there is also […]

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Food/Drink | Restaurant

Spring Celebration

Spring in Sakuragi-cho In Tokyo, finally, Spring has come. Last week (last week of March through early April) was the peak of Sakura (Cherryblossoms) in Tokyo. Although the weather was not that good during the peak time, we were able to enjoy a little bit of Sakura trees on the weekend when the sun came […]

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Culture/History

Carving

Today I would like to introduce spectacular fruit, vegetable, and soap carving that my friend exhibited in March. She teaches fruit carving in Japan after she studied it in Thailand. The fruit carving is an art which requires techniques to carve the fruits and vegetables perfectly and intricately. The carving transforms fruits such as apples […]

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