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CoCoLo Yuzawa

  • Category:Spot
JAPAN TRAVEL
Showcasing Niigata right by Echigo Yuzawa Station
My first memory of Echigo Yuzawa Station was one of excitement. We had just gotten off the shinkansen and made our way through the ticket gates out into the station's indoor market area and I became giddy at the warm lighting, incredi...

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Modern Shimizu Koen

  • Category:Park
JAPAN TRAVEL
Noda's Famous Park Gets A Facelift
I once described Shimizu Koen as a gift that kept on giving and despite the years that have passed, I still mean it. I have spent countless hours strolling its grounds, admiring its spaces, and enjoying my time there with friends and family. A proud...

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Crisp Salad Works Daikanyama

  • Category:Gourmet
JAPAN TRAVEL
Chopped Salad Specialists Expand In Tokyo
Crisp Salad Works brings the New York trend of chopped salads to Tokyo's Daikanyama, at their fourth branch in a fast-growing chain brought to the capital by serial restaurateur Roy Miyano – of Tex-Mex specialists Frijole fame.
 
A total of s...

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Kusatsu Onsen

  • Category:Hot spring
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
Bathe like royalty and experience the local longtime tradition of yumomi.
The healing power of Kusatsu Onsen is so treasured that Japan’s first, eighth and 10th shoguns had its thermal water shipped all the way to Tokyo so they could bathe in it.
The revered hot spring area in ...

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Fukushima's Hekizantei Ryokan-Hotel

  • Category:Stay
JAPAN TRAVEL
Lakeside Accommodation in Dake Onsen
Part of the Itoen Hotels Group, the ryokan-hotel Hekizantei is a wonderful choice for visitors to Dake Onsen in Fukushima Prefecture. The hotel boasts lovely indoor and outdoor hot spring baths containing water that is rather acidic and is touted ...

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% Arabica in Higashiyama, Kyoto

  • Category:Cafe
JAPAN TRAVEL
See The World Through Coffee
Arabica is a stylish, artisanal coffee shop found in Kyoto's downtown Higashiyama area.
Just metres from Yasaka Pagoda, it's arguably the perfect location for the Instagram-hungry crowds round the corner snapping away at Ninenzaka, walking over from Kiyom...

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Kasedori Festival

  • Category:Festival
JAPAN TRAVEL
 
"Strawbird Festival" in Kaminoyama, YamagataVenue: Kaminoyama Castle When: Tuesday - Feb 11th 2020 , 9:00am - 3:00pm
Kasedori Festival, or “Strawbird Festival”, is a unique yet bizarre Japanese event. Performers gather at Kaminoyama Castle dressed in straw coats - meant to honour t...

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Pokémon Center Shibuya

  • Category:Shopping
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
Grab your pokeballs, a wild Mewtwo has appeared in Tokyo.
In stark contrast to other Pokémon Centers around Japan, the Shibuya outlet is a bit… dark. Its black walls and neon lights fall right in line with Shibuya’s reputation for underground fashion and partying.
The incubation ...

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A Visit to Ebisu Garden Place

  • Category:Tourism
JAPAN TRAVEL
Photography, Beer And Festivals
Ebisu Station is next to the popular Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line, but I have to admit that I hadn’t explored the Ebisu area well enough. Actually, my only visit there was for the Photographic Art Museum.
Compared with lively Shibuya, the ar...

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The Olympic Games 2020: Yoyogi National Stadium

  • Category:Event
JAPAN TRAVEL
The venue for handball
The Yoyogi National Stadium was designed by the famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Olympic Games held in Tokyo. The Olympic Games of 1964 are memorable for being the first Olympic Games held in Asia.
In 1964 the venue hosted swimming and diving ...

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