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Koyo season

Before winter comes why not get out tothe mountains or a Japanese garden to enjoy the koyo (autumn leaves)? Here are a couple of spots we recommend: 新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen) Station : Shinjuku 3 Chome / JR  Shinjuku Station South http://www.kanpai.fr/tokyo/shinjuku-gyoen 明治神宮外苑(Meiji-jingu Gaien) Station : JR Chuo/Sobu Line Shinanomachi Station Sendagaya station Metro  Aoyama-icchome Station [...]

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Ekiden

How do you spend New Year in your country? In Japan, most people spend New Year with their family and enjoy eating good food and having a few drinks together. On New Year’s Day many people visit the local shrine to pray for health and happiness for the year. Many people relax in front of [...]

Tokyo Daibutsu

Tokyo Daibutsu

Hello! How are you today? If  you are in Japan, you might go to Nara or Kamakura for Daibutsu watching. However, what if you find Daibutsu in Tokyo? The thrid biggest Daibutsu in Japan is at Jorenji temple (乗蓮寺) in Itabashi ward ! http://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attraction_Review-g1066446-d2269053-Reviews-Jorenji_Temple_Tokyo_Daibutsu-Itabashi_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html The daibutsu is  called Tokyo Daibutsu (東京大仏). You can walk to Jorenji [...]

NAKANO BROADWAY WALKING TOUR 11/29(SUN)! Free event!

NAKANO BROADWAY WALKING TOUR 11/29(SUN)! Free event!

We’ll have a special event during your stay. It’s “Nakano Broadway Walking Tour”. Godzilla dolls, Gundam toys, thousands of comics and 8 flavored ice creams, that’s what awaits you at Nakano Broadway! Join the event and experience the sanctuary of OTAKU! Please check the details and sign up now! (Limited to the first 20 people) [...]

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What kind of telegrams do you have in your country?

What kind of telegrams do you have in your country? In Japan people don’t send telegrams as often as in the past but telegrams are still sent at weddings, on birthdays and at entrance ceremonies. Recently, it has become popular to send Hello Kitty or Mickey Mouse dolls along with telegrams. Everyone uses text messages [...]

Have you heard of (かいろ)/POCKET HEATER

Have you heard of (かいろ)/POCKET HEATER

The summer days are over and winter has come once again. For the next 3 or 4 months, Japan will get colder and keeping your self when you go outside would be a challenging. They say that people with cold hands have warm hearts. Seriously?? I beg to differ.  I believe having a warm body [...]

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Tobu line

The Tobu line is a 463km private railway line that runs through Tokyo, Saitama,Chiba, and Tochigi. In addition [...]

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Judo

Judo is a martial art originating from Japan where it is a national sport. Today, judo is popular not only in Japan but throughout the world. It is said, for example, that more people practise judo in France than Japan. Photo :Tony Tseng IMG_2479 https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsengphotos/5522550565/ In Japan police officers are all required to learn judo or [...]

Thanksgiving in Tokyo!

Thanksgiving in Tokyo!

Happy Friday to you all! By the way, can you believe that it’s almost December!?!? Around this time of the year, if you are from North America, you are probably thinking about this, “Thanksgiving”. Even though I am not from there, every since I spend my college years in the states there is not a [...]

Winter cuisine “Nabe” warm-up yourself by the Japanese way ;)

Winter cuisine “Nabe” warm-up yourself by the Japanese way ;)

Konnichi wa ! It’s starting to be a bit nippy huere in Tokyo, as we enter deeper in the winter season… Like everywhere else in the world I guess, the wintry weather goes with a wide variety of good ol’ warming up delicacies ! Here in Japan, the typical season dish is the Nabe! Nabe [...]