The University of Tokyo is widely recognized as the best university in Japan today. While the university has several campuses in total, in this article we will focus on the Komaba campus in Shibuya to introduce. If you look at the academic level, the University of Tokyo ranks at the top of Japan. But do you know that it is also top-rated as a tourist attraction? Let’s appreciate the historic buildings and rich nature there! The University…

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Ukiyo-e, a genre of traditional Japanese paintings, is said to be the root of manga (Japanese cartoons), and has been gaining higher and higher popularity in the world. If you want to know more about ukiyo-e, and appreciate real masterpieces of ukiyo-e up-close, here is the recommendation for you. In Harajuku, a place renowned as the origin of pop culture, there is an art museum specific to ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e, Japan's unique painting, depicts the…

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Each and every town in Tokyo is charming in its own way. In this article, we will introduce you to a town called “Tabata”. Not many people known much about Tabata, but the locals are very satisfied with this wonderful place. Welcome to Tabata Tabata is a station on the Yamanote line, which is Tokyo’s most important train line. Tabata station is considered anonymous since famous areas such as Shinjuku,…

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Shiba Park (芝公園) has a lot of charms, such as the landmark of Tokyo – Tokyo Tower, time-honoured temples and a peaceful landscape thanks to the rich nature there. Shiba Park, at the foot of Tokyo Tower It is of course fun to explore the bustling city in Tokyo, but don’t you sometimes want to avoid the crowd and enjoy peace for a while? Shiba Park is the choice for you! Located…

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This is a must-see for animal lovers! In this article, we will introduce you to a number of animal cafes in Ikebukuro, a major transport hub in Tokyo. Get in contact with these cute animals The original craze started with cat cafes. In Japan, there are lots cat cafes where people can interact and play with cats. Over the years, it has expanded to accommodate a wide range of animal…

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Thinking of going shopping in Tokyo? Visit the flea markets! This is where you can find great deals on items and interact with new people. Let's go to the flea markets! Are you heading out to Tokyo’s famous department stores? There are many shopping places to shop in Tokyo, as well as flea markets. In this article, we will be introducing you to the top flea markets in Tokyo. Good…

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Sensoji-temple (Asakusa Kannnon Temple) in Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist attractions. If you have a chance to visit this place, don’t forget to bring back souvenirs! Here, there is a long shopping street so you can find both traditional and unique Japanese merchandise. The oldest temple in Tokyo Sensoji temple, as one of the most famous temples in Tokyo, it is also the oldest with a history of…

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For those who love alcoholic drinks, you should definitely visit Ebisu area in Tokyo. Why? Because here in Ebisu is where you can chill and enjoy the top-rated beers that are offered. Yebisu beer, a long-time favourite The oldest brand of beer that Japanese people are very familiar with is “Yebisu beer”. Established in 1890, and since then it has been popular among Japanese people for over 100 years. Yebisu…

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Ine (伊根) is a town located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the northwestern region of Kyoto prefecture. Ine is best-known for a long row of traditional buildings, called “funaya (舟屋)”, facing the sea. The historical landscape gives you a unique atmosphere from the centre of Kyoto, and is so exceptional that even the very famous Michelin Guide introduces it. Do seize the chance to feel the time-honoured town before its tradition fades out! Ine lies within…

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Do you believe in luck? It is said that if you wash your money with the spring water in Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine (銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社), a shrine in Kamakura, you will get good luck in money. And if you further visit the nearby Sasuke Inari Shrine (佐助稲荷神社), you will get good luck in career and life success! Let’s visit the two shrines and boost your luck in money, career and life success! The two shrines…

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