Tokyo Metropolis

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 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 ]

Tokyo’s High Rise City Views

Dec 21, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love or loathe the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are no two ways about it: Tokyo is amazing. There is so much going on and...[ Click to read more ]

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Skiing in Tokyo: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 19, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Most Japanese say having the ability to enjoy all four seasons outdoors is what makes Japan unique. The tourist records set over the past few years is in agreement with...[ Click to read more ]

Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji from Tokyo

Dec 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

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

Things to do in Tokyo Over the Holiday Season

Nov 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nether parts, the local Starbucks is blasting "Last...[ Click to read more ]

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Chichibu Night Festival Near Tokyo

Nov 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 2 hours northwest of Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a small mountain community that is popular for weekend getaways thanks to it being the home of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park...[ Click to read more ]

Educational Museums in Tokyo That Your Kids (and You) Will Love

Nov 12, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

There is something about science that can really capture a child's imagination. Whether it is the natural world, robotics or outer space, getting to grips with our surroundings can be...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Christmas Trees in Tokyo 2019

Nov 12, 2019 By Admin

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don't delay! ...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

Nov 09, 2019 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 about....[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Illumination in Tokyo

Oct 29, 2019 By Ray Proper

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 ]