I recently took a trip to Kochi in Shikoku to visit my grandparents I hadn`t seen in over a decade. After living in Tokyo for a month the change of pace was pretty jarring, but it was a good opportunity to see a different perspecitve of Japan. Kochi is a much quieter place and … Continue reading Week in Kochi
Hi there, Last Sunday, I went to Asakusa, an area in the east side of Tokyo that is known to be more traditional. From far we can see the giant lantern at Kaminarimon （Thunder gate), the entrance of the famous Senso-ji temple. The temple is pretty big different area in it. One … Continue reading Asakusa / Senso-ji
My life is fairly uneventful at this time since I'm waiting to start my job as an English teacher in a couple of weeks. Tokyo however waits for no one, there's always something interesting going on in this city. Akihabara an area in Tokyo that is famous for the many electric shops in the area, … Continue reading 3 stops you don't want to miss in Akihabara
Hi there, No plan for this weekend? How about a visit to Yokohama? Why, you may ask, well they have one of the biggest chinatown in the world and it is also the Chinese Lunar New Year! The festivities start from February 19th and close on March 5th. You can see the traditional lion … Continue reading Lunar New Year
Hi there, If you are looking for change of scenery from Tokyo without going too far, Kamakura is the place for you! Hop on the train and head south to Kamamura station, it takes about 1 hour. Nearby the station, there are many beautiful temples to visit. You can get your fortune for the year, give … Continue reading Daytrip to Kamakura
A hotspring for your feet in Kodaira Groundwater is being diverted up to the surface through a deep well, it is then heated by the excess heat from the nearby wasteplant resulting in a small hotspring. For map and detailed information: http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/venue/23390 Location: Higashiyamato-shi Station Boatride on the Yokojikken River Once every week volunteers bring out … Continue reading Odd ongoings for free around Tokyo
What's up! My name is Ben, my family is from Vietnam but I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada . Working in a language school, I heard many good things from the Japanese staff and students, so I decided to visit. It is my first time in Japan, I arrived last Sunday at Yadoya, … Continue reading Bonjour from Canada!