Tokyo Metropolis

3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best...[ Click to read more ]

Staying Safe During Typhoons and Storms in Japan

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected...[ Click to read more ]

Barbacoa Grill, Brazilian “Churrasco” Cuisine in Tokyo

Jul 09, 2019 By Ray Proper

Barbacoa Grill is a Brazilian restaurant located in Omotesando, Tokyo that specializes in “churrasco” cuisine; Brazil's answer to BBQ. Churrasco uses a variety of meats, pork, sausage and chicken cooked...[ Click to read more ]

Why is Bubble Tea Suddenly Popular in Japan?

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The first time I tasted tapioca pearls in milk tea was as a teenager in the mid-1990’s while checking out a new trendy Asian fusion spot that was all the...[ Click to read more ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s massive amount of people and buildings packed into the smallest area imaginable has always left me with more than a few questions since becoming a resident here almost a...[ Click to read more ]

Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

Jun 28, 2019 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 a nice cheap way to get...[ Click to read more ]

Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air conditioned room with your neck tie fan on full blast. However, with Japan being an island nation we...[ Click to read more ]

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Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Jun 17, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei traditional clothing while munching street food and nights spent outside...[ Click to read more ]

The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is talked about and adored far and wide, and we even...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Go-kart Through the Streets of Tokyo

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

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 ]

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