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Tokyo Oktoberfest 2024

Apr 30, 2024 By Michael Stigall

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Japan loves beer. So it's no surprise there's an Oktoberfest festival happening somewhere at any point in the year. For Golden...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Go-Karts

Apr 30, 2024 By Michael Stigall

If you’ve been in Tokyo’s tourist areas for just a few hours, you might have caught a glimpse of a fleet of go-karts with costume-clad drivers speeding through the streets....[ Click to read more ]

Yoyogi Park – Where The World Comes to Tokyo

Apr 30, 2024 By Michael Stigall

Situated south of Shinjuku, north of Shibuya and just west of Harajuku, the expanse of lush greenery, rolling hills and clear ponds known as Yoyogi Park serves as an oasis...[ Click to read more ]

Bonus Flower Viewing with the 2024 Sakura Tulip Festa

Mar 26, 2024 By Michael Stigall

So we’ve talked about plum blossom viewing and cherry blossom viewing, but what if I told you there is a third type of flower viewing you could do here in...[ Click to read more ]

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It’s back! teamLab Borderless

Feb 28, 2024 By Michael Stigall

When most people think of art and Japan in the same vein, images on the order of Hokusai’s Great Wave of Kanagawa spring to mind. You could tour the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

Hanami in Tokyo 2024

Feb 28, 2024 By Michael Stigall

Rejoice for the end of winter is nearly here, and one of the best times to be in Japan is almost upon us. I am speaking, of course, of cherry...[ Click to read more ]

Bouldering in Tokyo in 2024

Feb 28, 2024 By Michael Stigall

I doubt that there is a single kid in the western world and a few from other places in the world who does not want to crawl the walls like...[ Click to read more ]

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Snow Festivals in 2024

Jan 30, 2024 By Michael Stigall

It been a warm winter so far, but it is finally beginning the drop into the single digits. With that said, the possibility of snow begins to come to mind....[ Click to read more ]

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Plum Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots in 2024

Jan 29, 2024 By Michael Stigall

While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is perhaps the plum (ume) blossom that should be the more celebrated....[ Click to read more ]

Ice Skating Rinks in Kanto

Dec 27, 2023 By Michael Stigall

For most of us from colder climates, it is hard to imagine winter without ice skating. Luckily, many in the metropolis share that view, and there is a wide selection...[ Click to read more ]