Tokyo Day Trips

Day Trips by Train in Kanto

Sep 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

When talking about trains in Japan, people either think of the Shinkansen high-speed rail lines linking Japan's major cities or the commuter lines in major cities, famous for their ease-of-use...[ Click to read more ]

Shonan’s local cuisine is literally “a little fishy”

Aug 31, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

The Shonan area is synonymous with “laidback beach culture,” so it is safe to assume the local fare is geared towards enjoying time by the sea with friends and taking...[ Click to read more ]

Paragliding Tours in Kanagawa’s Shonan

Aug 31, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

What’s the best way to practice social distance while still doing something thrilling and being able to see the world from a new perspective at the same time? If you’re...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Shonan Beach Cities of Kanagawa

Aug 31, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Located south and west of Yokohama, the Shonan region of Kanagawa Prefecture is known for beaches along Sagami Bay and a "laidback lifestyle" seen in other seaside places like Southern...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Western Tokyo’s “backcountry”

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

I’ll be the first to admit that 2020 has not been kind to we who like to explore, trek, and wander outdoors. We’ve all become more adept at video conferencing...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiking Around Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is a metropolis, but you do not have to go that far from downtown to find mountains. Of course the most famous is Mt. Fuji (which you can read...[ Click to read more ]

Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

Mar 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and having a picnic is an excellent and cheap way to...[ Click to read more ]

Escape From Tokyo: “Winter is Here” Edition

Jan 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Sometimes you have to get away from all the hustle and bustle that comes with living in the city; double that sentiment if you’re an ex-pat living life in one...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Attractions in Tokyo

Dec 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Wintertime around these parts usually means either taking in some winter sports like skiing and snowboarding or soaking in one of the numerous hot spring onsens around the countryside surrounding the...[ Click to read more ]

Diamond Magic – Witness The Diamond Fuji Phenomenon

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

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