Pikachu Outbreak : This Week in Japan

Written by Odigo Travel

1. Pikachu Outbreak You were warned, and we hope you listened when we told you to hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wives again this year because the annu


Day Trip to Hakone: Winter Special

Written by Travelling Firefly

via sharleenchao/33258545853/sizes/l/ I noticed the first snow of the season on the alps near us this week. Winter is fast approaching and while that does mean


12 Hours in Hakone – Autumn Special

Written by Claudia Mitsu

Hakone is a really nice area in Kanagawa prefecture and is perfect for a daytrip from Tokyo. For sure, you can go there every time around the year, but every se


Get Creative and Make Your Own Noodles

Written by Julia Lai

Everyone loves cup noodles right? Well there's a perfect place for us cup noodle lover fans.Located at Yokohama ( closet station Minatomirai , which is a 12min


3 beautiful ryokan with a view of Mt. Fuji

Written by this is japan

When it comes to my favorite way to vacation, I'd have to say that relaxing at a ryokan is up there at the top. Great food, pleasant accommodation, and best of


Tattoos and Onsen

Written by Yvaine Yvonne

Now, you may have heard the rule in a lot of onsens (hot springs) that required that you DO NOT have tattoos on anywhere on your body if you want to enter their


Enoshima. Kamakura. Yokohama.

Written by Aki D

.-- WATCH THE VIDEO OF OUR TRIP HERE! (Coming soon) If you wondering where to start searching outside of Tokyo, visiting Yokohama and Kamakura is a must. It is


Battleship Mikasa Museum - Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Written by Hayden Murphy

Trivia: the character Mikasa Akerman from the popular manga/anime 'Attack on Titan' was named after battleship MikasaThe city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa has a long



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Slurp! Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

Written by Kurt Low

We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern h


Travel Back in Time in Hakone

Written by Molly Thompson

Hakone: Back in Time but Not So Far AwayLocated just southwest of Tokyo, Hakone is one of the most popular hot springs resorts in Japan. The reasons for this ar


Top 10 Inspiring Sights in Kamakura & Enoshima

Written by Freya Fang

The mere mention of Kamakura and Enoshima evokes images of ancient towns, temples and shrines, and the renowned beauty of the Shonan Coast. Every season the reg


Pola Museum of Art in Hakone

Written by Freya Fang

Hakone is a popular travel destination that is located close to Tokyo. When most people think of Hakone, hot springs comes to mind. But did you know you can fi


Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus)

Written by Thalia Harris

Last year on Sunday, April 4th along with a travel group, I attended the world-famous Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus).  Also known as the Penis


Foraging Through the Countryside

Written by Jennifer Weiss

In the vast concrete jungle of Tokyo, it's easy for me to feel disconnected from nature and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Even though the city has some beautif


Cherry Blossoms in Kamakura

Written by Angeline Elopre

Spring is in the air, which only means one thing in Japan: cherry blossoms. Every year, during this much-awaited season, people from all over the world flock to


Kawasaki's Little-known Green Land

Written by Kaori Fujimoto

So Close Yet Worlds AwayThough it is located in Kawasaki and only a 20-minutes train ride from Shinjuku in Tokyo, the Ikuta Ryokuchi (Green Land) Park may be on