Travel

Transportation from/to Haneda Airport

A lot of people may wonder what is the best way to get to the city in Tokyo from the Haneda Airport. The train or bus is definitely one option but if you carry a lot of luggage with you, you may want to consider taking a Taxi from or to the airport to/from your […]

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Yamaguchi – Iwakuni Castle

Where is it located? Iwakuni Castle (Iwakunijō) is located in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture which is about 20 minute from Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport by car. The castle was built in 1608 and the site of the castle was chosen for its natural defensive advantages on top of Mount Shiroyama and mostly surrounded by the Nishiki River. […]

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PASMO/SUICA – IC Card for traveling in Japan

Why do you need to purchase one? If you are traveling in Tokyo, you should definitely buy IC card as your travel experience in Tokyo will be totally different otherwise. IC card can be used for train rides, including JR lines and subways, bus rides, tax rides, and shopping in stores, cafes, and restaurants. Generally, […]

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Food/Drink | Travel

Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

If you are tired after shopping in Shibuya, why don’t you take a break in a pretty, little café in Jiyugaoka which is not too far from Shibuya? Today, I’d like to introduce “Peter Rabbit Garden Café”, a Peter Rabbit themed café located close to Jiyugaoka station which is on the Tokyu Toyoko Line and […]

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The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Who is Hokusai? Hokusai is a famous Japanese artist whose work had been recognized inside and outside of Japan during his lifetime. His name became highly acknowledged after the onset of Japonism popularity upon the International Exposition of 1867 held in Paris. The influenced artists include Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Hokusai’s […]

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Tokyo Disneyland

In Japan, Disneyland is not just for kids but also for adults. If you go to Tokyo Disneyland, you will see a lot of adults who are having fun in a real dream world. Maybe, people in Tokyo are generally tired of a super busy city life and want to find themselves in the happiest […]

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Yamaguchi – Suo Oshima Island

If you drive for about two hours to the east from the Ube airport in Yamaguchi prefecture, you will get to the Suo Oshima Island. The island, surrounded by beautiful nature, is a great place to enjoy the beaches, hiking, and hot spring. Most notably, Suo-Oshima town has a sister island relationship with the County […]

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How to find a place to stay in Tokyo?

If you are traveling in Tokyo as a tourist, you may wonder where you should stay during your trip. The most famous areas to stay in Tokyo is Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and around Tokyo station. Or Ikebukuro may be your option. To be honest, these areas are convenient but too crowded at times. If you […]

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Train ride in Tokyo

Today, I would like to introduce a convenient feature of google map when you are traveling by train in Tokyo. If you search your destination on google map in Tokyo, you will get railway routes (train time, fares, time required) to the destination like below. Not just a basic information such as which line to […]

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