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Strolling through Japanese Culture: 10 Must-Visit Shrines in Tokyo This Year

Asakusa Shrines

Kyoto isn't the only place where visitors to Japan can experience traditional shrines and temples. We will introduce ten shrines that you won't want to miss during your visit to Tokyo. So take a journey and get ready to experience the traditional atmosphere and spiritual side of Japan's most major metropolis.

Hot Food Trends for 2018: Check out Japan's Dish of the Year!

Tokyo Station Other Japanese Food

All sorts of prizes and awards are showcased as the year closes, reflecting on trends and events that happened that year. As a gourmet-loving country, Japan has, of course, its own favorite yearly award: the Dish of the Year® 2018!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Visiting Hokkaido in Spring/Summer 2019: The Ultimate Guide to Hokkaido Weather and the Clothes You Need!

Sapporo / Chitose Spring

Hokkaido is the furthest north of the islands of Japan. It’s 820km north of Tokyo and is separated from the mainland by a large stretch of water called the Tsugaru Strait. The average temperature in summer in Hokkaido is about 20 degrees Celsius which is cool and pleasant. In winter the temperature is often below zero and it also snows a lot. In this article, we’re going to tell you all about the climate in Hokkaido in spring and summer, and the appropriate clothing to wear. If you’re going to Hokkaido as well as visiting Tokyo and Osaka, you need to be aware that there’s a big difference in temperature!

Beyond the Guidebook: Expats Share Their Favorite Hanami Spots and Rituals

Tokyo Station Spring

Out of the dozens of quirks Japan is known for, cherry blossom season could be an award-winner. Sakura cherry blossoms have long been a symbol in Japan for short-lived and delicate beauty -- that all beautiful things come to an end and thus should be appreciated to its maximum during its life. Through this praise for the blossoms that last only for about a week, people in Japan use this time of year as the ultimate reason to hold picnics and parties by the mystifying trees in a tradition called "hanami." From party (picnic) hopping in the park to strolls along whole roads lined with sakura, indulging in pink and sakura themed lattes and cuisine, the entirety of Japan comes out of long winter hibernation in full, bright colors and liveliness. Read on to learn what hanami veterans in Tokyo have to say!

Easy Access from Haneda Airport – Buses, Trains, and Taxis


Located in Southern Tokyo’s Ota Ward, Haneda Airport – or Tokyo International Airport – is one of Tokyo’s two airports, Narita being the second one. It is an important hub, connecting domestic flights to international ones, with hundreds of travelers and tourists arriving and departing on a daily base. Four main means of transportation connect the national and international hub to Tokyo’s inner city: train, bus, taxi, and monorail. Let’s take a closer look.

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