The traveler's guide to getting around Tokyo

The traveler’s guide to getting around Tokyo

One of the worst nightmares that any traveler could imagine is being in the middle of a huge, completely unknown city, in a country whose language you don't speak, and without a clue about how to get from where you're standing back to your hotel, or to some interesting sight that you've been planning to see. Feeling a little lost and bewildered in Tokyo is a common occurrence, and not only for travelers, don't worry! But if you are going to make your visit to the Japanese capital a fun one, ... [ read more ]

The best Spring festivals in Japan

The best Spring festivals in Japan

The Japanese have a special regard for Spring - it is the season of new beginnings when kids and teenagers return to school, it is the season of romantic holidays like White Day, of the Golden Week, and the season for hanami, cherry blossom viewing. Naturally, Spring is one of the bet seasons to visit Japan, and not only because of the above-mentioned events. Spring is also the time for some of the most exciting festivals in Japan. Japanese festivals, or matsuri, are one of a kind. The games... [ read more ]

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

With over 12 million inhabitants, Tokyo has more people than some entire countries, and visiting it is anything but monotonous. This huge city has some surprises in stock for you at every corner - high technology that seems like something from the distant future, intermingled with glimpses of old Japan. The Japanese capital is one of the most colorful, busy and bewildering places in the country, and it's virtually impossible to see every nook and corner of it (not even the inhabitants know it pe... [ read more ]