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  • Hanami in Yoyogi Park!


    Hanami [lit. to view flowers] is the happiest time a year in Japan. Around the last week of March and first week of April the season usually reaches Tokyo, and thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom turn into light pink cotton candy that puts a magical glare over the capital. People head for the parks […]

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  • Minami-Koshigaya Awa Odori


    Awa Odori is a traditional Japanese street festival – taking place in the summer to celebrate the harvest season. The festival has its orginal from around 1100, and is still set up at several places around Japan each year. When living in Minami-Koshigaya in Saitama-ken, about 20km North of Tokyo, we got to experience the […]

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  • Neon lights of Shinjuku

    Shinjuku neon lights

    If you’re in the search for neon lights, head to Shinjuku. Here you’ll find more blinking lights, giant advertisement signs, and busy crowds than almost anywhere else in Tokyo. Head out Shinjuku Station’s East Exit and walk towards Kabukichō, Tokyo’s red-light-district. This is also the area where you’ll find the savory yakitori shops along Piss […]

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  • New York bar, Tokyo

    New York bar, Tokyo

    New York bar, immortalized by the movie Lost in Translation. High up in the air, on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt in Shinjuku, you’ll find this beautiful, melancholic bar, with breathtaking views and live jazz bands playing every night. Come at sunset to experience the city transform with soft pink light and metallic […]