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If the idea of eating sushi turns your head, or if you’re the guy who's hunting down the McDonalds in Tuscany, then perhaps you're also the guy not too keen on the idea of Japanese cuisine. If so ...
West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...
You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Are you tempted by the idea of staying in a ryokan but are unsure of what to expect? Tokyo
offers an array of accommodation options, from capsule hotels to temple
lodgings. Here’s our guide to ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
Timing is everything if you want to experience Japanese cherry trees in
full-bloom. The graceful, pink blossoms only flower for a short time and
normally fall to the ground about a week after ...
If you think the idea of riding a bike in Tokyo
is a little, well, insane, then we have to tell you that you couldn’t
be more wrong. Biking is in fact an ideal way to get around Tokyo! ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2012
All movie lovers will be familiar with Sofia Coppola’s movie ‘Lost in Translation.’ Set in Tokyo ,
the film’s main characters, played by Bill Murray and Scarlett
Johansson, strike up a ...
Late March and early April are the best times to view cherry blossoms (Sakura) in Japan . While cherry blossoms can be seen all over Japan (including in Tokyo ), Kyoto , with its ancient ...
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2013
Housed in a rather unappealing post-modern concrete structure said to resemble a rice granary, the Edo-Tokyo Museum offers a trip back in time to the start of the Edo period right through to the ...
It’s Sunday in Japan and Harajuku (in central Tokyo )
is the place to be. In a small area just outside Harajuku station and
Yoyogi Park a crowd of eccentrically dressed young Japanese is ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2011
One of the world’s top motor shows takes place for the first time in Odaiba in December 2011. Previously held at Makuhari Messe, a commercial district just outside central Tokyo , this will be the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2012
Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling that can trace its roots back to ancient Japan
and the Shinto religion. Although you are unlikely to see a sumo
wrestler outside of his training school – ...
The best way to get around Tokyo is via the very efficient train and subway system. The train station signage is bewildering at first but can actually be quite simply understood when armed with a ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that originated in the Edo
Period (1603–1867) – a relatively peaceful time in which popular culture
flourished. Unlike the older and more refined Japanese ...
If you’ve always wanted to try karaoke but are too shy to stand up in front of a crowd then Tokyo
is the place to kick start your karaoke habit. I say habit because
karaoke is highly addictive. ...
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Doing what: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo