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When to See Mt. Fuji? The Best Time and Season When Japan’s Iconic Mountain is Visible!

Mt. Fuji Landscapes

Mount Fuji is the symbol of Japan and pretty much everyone who comes to Japan wants to see it first-hand. However, the mountain isn’t always visible from Tokyo and even if you stay for a week, weather and season might have it hide behind clouds the entire time. So, when are the best chances of seeing Mount Fuji? Which season is the best, when is the best time of day? How is the weather connected to how Mount Fuji looks? We’ll tell you when to best see Mount Fuji in all its glory from various angles!

Where to Relax in Tokyo? 3 Cozy Cafes in Asakusa, Recommended by a British Writer

Asakusa Other Cafes and Sweets

Writing is hard work, and in many cases it isn’t a case of just sitting down and writing but of having the right atmosphere for writing. That is why as a writer living near Asakusa I have ended up searching out little café gems which are great for working, or relaxing, or just for inspiration – sometimes us writers need a break too! Beyond cafes, Asakusa is a great location as you can easily walk around Sensoji Temple, enjoy a stroll along Sumida River and browse the many shops in this area. However, in terms of cafes there are really a lot! So, I am going to introduce three of my favorite places to go for a cup of coffee.

[MOVIE] A Japanese Drum Experience at TAIKO-LAB

Shibuya Other Sightseeing

Have you always wanted to learn a traditional Japanese instrument? How about one that makes you exercise in the process? If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class? As I learned at TAIKO-LAB in Aoyama, taiko is more than just making sound; it’s about feeling the rhythm through your entire being!

Tips from a Japanese Travel Expert! 10 Things You Must Know Before Making Lodging Reservations in the Tokyo Area

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The Tokyo area is going to become increasingly livelier as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw near. In the last 15 years the number of foreign visitors has increased five-fold and this in turn has made it increasingly more difficult to find accommodations due to most hotels being booked solid. When making reservations hotel confirmations can be quickly made using a reservation web site, however, there are some useful points to keep in mind before looking for a hotel. This article will introduce some useful hints for securing a hotel in Tokyo provided by a veteran traveler who travels to Tokyo weekly on business and who can tell you how to find little-known but good deals.

Make Your Tokyo Trip Truly Memorable! 10 Must-Do Things in Asakusa and Ueno

Asakusa Multicultural Towns

Asakusa and Ueno are districts where you can enjoy historical spots and bustling feel that characteristic sense of Old Tokyo. Although they're perfect places to wander around and enjoy the ambiance, here are 10 things to consider adding to your Tokyo trip plan!

Emergency Info: What to Do When You Get Sick or Injured in Japan

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Getting injured or sick is the last thing you need while traveling abroad. Still, sometimes it does happen and getting the help and care you need can be quite the ordeal in a country with different language and culture. Still, there’s no need to panic: from smaller discomforts such as jetlag to being in an accident, here is everything you need to know when getting sick or injured in Japan

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