Tokyo Day Trips

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 ]

Tokyo’s Railway Museum: See Japan’s Locomotive History

Jul 24, 2023 By Michael Stigall

A good many visitors to Japan have been known to utter out loud, “There sure are a lot of trains in Japan!” …And they wouldn’t be wrong! We happen to...[ Click to read more ]

Great Beaches in The Kanto Region

Jul 24, 2023 By Michael Stigall

As the summer heat rises, retiring to your air-conditioned room with your necktie fan on full blast is tempting. However, Japan is an island nation, so we are surrounded by...[ Click to read more ]

Pedal Your Way Around Tokyo

May 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis like Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean spending half of your day on trains, underground, or busses. Since the advent...[ Click to read more ]

Kites and Nights at the Hamamatsu Festival

Apr 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

As fun as most Japanese festivals can be, do you ever get the impression that they start winding down just as things get interesting? For the most part, as soon...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Japanese Gardens

Jan 30, 2023 By Michael Stigall

Let's be honest for a moment: Tokyo is an amazing place, but sometimes all that concrete and urban bustle can get to even the best of us. What does a...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land

Nov 29, 2022 By Michael Stigall

With the famous Disney Resort a relatively short ride from Tokyo Station, it is easy to forget that Tokyo actually has several other wonderful theme parks and attractions worth visiting....[ Click to read more ]

Ueno Zoo

Tokyo’s Zoos

Mar 31, 2022 By Michael Stigall

As spring thankfully arrives, it's time to abandon the confines of the indoors and embrace the glorious outdoors before that stifling summer heat reclaims the land. One great way to...[ Click to read more ]

Summit of Mount Kobo

Top 5 Spring Hiking Destinations in Japan

Mar 31, 2022 By Michael Stigall

With 73% of Japan's landmass being mountains, there's plenty of selection for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. There is absolutely gorgeous terrain to hike throughout the country, and every region boasts...[ Click to read more ]