Today we spend a day out n about the Hakone [箱根[はこね]] area where we get to enjoy views of Mount Fuji while exploring Nihondaira, Owakudani and Lake Ashinoko.
Its that time of year again. Autumn is here which means festival time. Festival in Japanese is "Matsuri" [祭り[まつり]] and the ones during Autumn are mostly held to than... (more)
If you are travelling to Kyoto then I presume you are after more of the traditional sights of Japan in which case I recommend that you stay at traditional style lodgi... (more)
If you are travelling in Tokyo then you will want to try some of the local traditional grub. There is small man made island inside Tokyo Bay called Tsukishima [月島[つき... (more)
Its that time of the month again where we take a lookie around the holy land - Akihabara - the one stop for all your electronic and anime/manga needs.
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One of the things that I love to do when visiting other countries is to take a gander at the local supermarkets - there you can see a slice of life and experience th... (more)
Many moons ago, the islands at the end of the Southern tip of Japan known as the RyuKyu Kindgom were not part of Japan. In 1609 the Japanese Satsuma clan invaded the ... (more)
On our recent trip to Izu, we visited an area called Dogashima [堂ヶ島] which is a popular scenic spot featuring a load of caves, cliffs, greenery and absolutely gorgeou... (more)
Its that time where we go walkies around the holy land - Akihabara in Tokyo!
Get off at Akihabara station on the JR Yamanote line to place yourself instantly in the... (more)
Tis nearing the end of the cherry blossom (Sakura) season in Japan right now and here are a collection of this years bloom. Today we take a lookie around Nakameguro,... (more)
Tokyo Skytree is a 634m high broadcasting/restaurant/observation tower that opened back in May 2012 - it was constructed to replace the Tokyo Tower that lacked the h... (more)
If you only had a limited amount of time in Tokyo to see the sights, I would recommend Akihabara, Harajuku, Asakusa and Shibuya - you could actually squeeze all thes... (more)
Its that time again to take a look at the latest and greatest trends in the holy land - Akihabara. But I'm a wee bit late posting this as these were taken before Chr... (more)
Akihabara's Kanda Myojin Shrine [神田明神] has been getting quite popular these days partly due to its Ita-Ema [痛絵馬] - ema with cute moe illustrations. Ema [絵馬] are smal... (more)
In today's Japan in the Winter series, we take a gander around the Asakusa area - mainly the Nakamise street lined with traditional food and souvenirs.
Its the festive season again - which means that the streets of Tokyo are lined with a load of illuminations made up of a zillion LED's.
While Christmas in Japan l... (more)
Japan in the Winter series is back again this year and today we take a lookie at the Odaiba area in Tokyo. Places visited include Odaiba Deck, Aqua City, Diver City,... (more)
Shibuya - a hub in Tokyo where the following lines branch out of the main station - Yamanote Line, Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Tōyoko Line, Tōkyū Den-en-toshi ... (more)
Its that time of the month again - time to check out the latest n greatest in the holy land in this week's instalment of Akihabara Shops. Compared to last time howev... (more)
Its been a while since we had a Places to visit in Japan post. Today we visit a Shinto Shrine called Nikko Toshogu [日光東照宮].
Built in 1617, Nikko Toshogu is dedicate... (more)