A Day in Chichibu, Japan: Best Things to Do, Eat, and See

Chichibu is excellent. The city of Chichibu is located in the Saitama prefecture of Japan. It is a self-contained valley and popular native Japanese tourist destination, surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Two months ago, Ryosuke and I had the [...]

28 December, 2015 // 16 Comments

12 Fun Things to do in Atami, Japan

I went to Atami last week. Atami is a city in the Shizuoka prefecture, famous for their hot springs. It’s located a convenient 1 hour shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo, so it’s a perfect day trip. Atami has been a popular hot springs [...]

3 September, 2015 // 11 Comments

Mode Off: Clothing Shops I Love in Japan

I walk the line between wanted to dress nicely and being, well, poor. It is the curse of a college student in Japan. So, rather than paying full price for cute pieces, I turned to resale shops. My favorite is Mode Off. Mode Off is one of the Off [...]

23 September, 2013 // 7 Comments

Hep5’s Ferris Wheel of Friendship in Osaka, Japan

The HEP Five (Hep5, Hankyu Entertainment Park) giant red Ferris Wheel was one of the first things I saw in Osaka; it was the first thing my friend showed me. I completely reccomend the Ferris wheel – I got to see a great view of Osaka city, [...]

12 June, 2013 // 7 Comments

Tokyo Station: The prettiest building in Chiyada (Japan)

Tokyo Station is a grand, red brick building in Chiyada, Tokyo. It is famous not only because of its name (Tokyo Station) or the fact it is the closest building to the famous Imperial Palace, but also because it has been dubbed the “busiest [...]

2 June, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hotel Raizan in Osaka: Worth Every Yen

At around 2000 yen (around $21) a night for a single, private room with a TV, Hotel Raizan in downtown Osaka sounds too good to be true. After all, I live in Tokyo, and hotels in Tokyo don’t come cheap (actually, scratch that. Nothing in Tokyo [...]

15 March, 2013 // 5 Comments

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