Blue Impulse is an air squadron belonging to Japan Air-Self Defense Force and one of their missions is to give recognition to why Japan has a Self Defence Force and gain public understanding by showing off their skills and abilities. Without a doubt, Blue Impulse has the highest flying skills for the most beautiful acrobatic …
Your First Time Guide to Kamakura
Just a one-hour journey South from Tokyo by train, the small city of Kamakura is often considered one of the crowning jewels in the offerings for a weekend getaway. Kamakura is a popular summer destination thanks to its rich sailing culture and history as a beach resort. Another reason I love Kamakura is because of …
The Best of Kamakura: A Kamakura Walking Guide
After a long exciting week in Tokyo, you might be eager to experience more calm wabi-sabi philosophy beyond the hussle of the city and capture the best of four seasons in the process. When my friends don’t have much time to go to Kyoto, I strongly recommend visiting Kamakura to see very traditional temples and …
Where to find the Best Japanese Sweets in Kamakura
If you’re looking for where locals go for Japanese sweets (Wagashi), this is a comprehensive list of where you will find the best Japanese sweets in Kamakura. Fortunately in Kamakura there are endless options to select from. The below list comprises all my favourite places where I tried the tasty delights several times. 1. Mikazukido …
5 Reasons to visit Hachijojima Island
Hachijojima Island, located 287 kilometers from Tokyo, is a sub-tropical island with jungle-like greenery and one of the major destinations for anglers.
Renting a Luxury Apartment in Tokyo: the Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA
Arakawa Shusaku and Madeline Gins built the Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKAthese apartment as the first residential units designed “not to die” in 2005.
A day trip from Tokyo: Short Hiking to Nokogiriyama in Chiba
We visited Mount Nokogiri in Chiba Prefecture to experience the world of Laputa virtually. For Hayao Miyazaki film fans, you’ll love these locations in Mount Nokogiri.
Places for green and animal lovers in Tokyo
Tokyo has magnificent parks and equally impressive aquariums and zoos and here are the top picks.
Togakushi Shrine visiting old Japan Town
Togakushi Shrines: the setting is idyllic, scenic and unique with plenty on offer to see and do. Here’s a quick guide on Togakushi area.
Togakushi Ninja Experience in Nagano
Mount Togakushi (1,904 m) used to be one of the training fields for monks and Togakushi is said to be one of the major sites where Ninja trained. Here’s a quick guide but you can find out more to help plan your own visit.