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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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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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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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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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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Food/Drink

Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen

Happy 2022! I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the initial COVID outbreak. We have been fighting against the virus for so long but we may still have to combat COVID-19, especially Omicron variant. Let’s hope for a better year this year. Stay safe and healthy, everyone. Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen Today […]

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Trip to Kumamoto

Kumamoto Prefecture Have you been to Kumamoto prefecture? It was my first time to visit the prefecture although I was there only for one day. We traveld around Ohita prefecture and drove south to Kumamoto and flew back from Kumamoto Airport to Haneda Airport. There is a famous road called Yamanami highway that runs between […]

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Trip to Ohita – Part 3

Kuju Hanakoen (Kuju Flower Park) On our way from Ohita prefecture to Kumamoto prefecture, we stopped by at the Kuju Flower Park in Ohita prefecture. The park is located in Taketa city of Ohita prefecture where you can see 500 different kinds of flowers between Spring and Fall. When we were at the park in […]

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Trip to Ohita – Part 2

Yabakei On the second day of our trip, we went to another famous autumn foliage spot called Yabakei in Nakatsu city. The place was less than an hour drive from our hotel. It was a bit cloudy and cold day but we were able to see beautiful colored leaves. There are more than a few […]

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