Tokyo City

Let’s Tour: Togoshi-Ginza in Tokyo

Dec 24, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district is known far and wide for its opulent array of shops and boutiques catering to those with more than a little bitcoins in their pockets. The...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts.' Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a shrine, a tradition called hatsumode. While this can be done...[ Click to read more ]

Finding Flexibility and Fluidity through Online Yoga

Dec 22, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With 2020 having become "The Year Of Apart, Together", I’ve started a series on finding ways to keep your mental and physical well-being in check, even if you have to...[ Click to read more ]

Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji from Tokyo

Dec 15, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually phenomenon when the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking for all the world like a bright shining jewel placed atop...[ Click to read more ]

Toyoda’s Cheese Steaks Delivers a bit of Philly (and more) to Tokyo

Nov 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Let me be up front— I am probably closer to being from Philadelphia, Mississippi than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when it comes to the innate knowledge and understanding of the quintessential cheesesteak...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Tokyo 2020

Nov 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo IS good food.  In my opinion, the food in Tokyo is the best part of Tokyo!  You can get pretty much anything in Tokyo at any time, and Christmas...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Illumination in Tokyo 2020

Nov 26, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

Nov 09, 2020 By Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials, there are a few good sources you should know...[ Click to read more ]

Craft Beer in Tokyo and Yokohama

Oct 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japanese beer is usually thought of as just the 'big three': Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo. While these are great when ice cold on a scorching day, they aren't exactly the...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that all four seasons' splendor can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by Japan's plentiful...[ Click to read more ]