Mar
4
2017

When is the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan?

Cherry blossom season in Japan is probably the most popular time to visit. However, a lot of people wonder when’s the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan in full bloom. The answer is both, easy and complicated. You can actually enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan almost all year round! I’m not kidding you! […]

Feb
3
2017

Do Look Down or You’ll Miss the Cool Designs of Japanese Manhole Covers

If you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no way you could have missed them. I’m talking about the most beautiful manhole covers in the whole wide world! It’s certainly no exaggeration to claim that Japanese manhole covers are true pieces of art. You’ll easily notice that every single town has their own design. And – […]

Dec
10
2016

Mobile Wi-Fi Rental in Japan

When you’re in Japan, you probably need to look up some tourist information, check timetables or use Google Maps. In order to do so, you need Wi-Fi / internet access. While the free Wi-Fi spots’ situation in Japan has improved quite a bit in recent years, it’s still not good enough.   Why You Need […]

Dec
3
2016

How to Obtain a Driving Permit for Tourists in Japan

Previously I’ve written about driving in Japan and how to obtain or even renew a Japanese driver’s license. But if you’re a tourist in Japan, that information probably isn’t very interesting. If you want to drive as a tourist in Japan, you obviously need some kind of driving permit. It goes without saying that you […]

Apr
6
2016

Usagi Cafe Ohisama – Super Kawaii Rabbit Cafe in Tokyo

Are you a cat cafe fan looking for a new animal cafe experience? Your next step should be to visit a rabbit cafe. Located in Shimo-Kitazawa, a hip town in Tokyo with heaps of funky cafes and restaurants, Usagi Cafe Ohisama is a must visit for those into kawaii culture.   What is a Rabbit […]

Apr
1
2016

Mount Yoshino in Nara – One Of Kansai’s Best Sakura Spots

Mount Yoshino is very well known – even outside of Kansai – as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots. You’ll literally find hills full of cherry blossoms there – and they bloom later than in central Kyoto / Osaka / Nara. Visited: April 15th 2012 Mount Yoshino, also known as Yoshinoyama (吉野山), is […]

Mar
20
2016

9 Spots to Enjoy Autumn Colors in Tokyo

It’s true that I always suggest to get out of Tokyo as well, but what if you’re stuck in Tokyo for some reason? Today I want to show you some breathtaking spots where you can easily enjoy autumn colors in Tokyo! Please note that there are too many spots in Tokyo to introduce them all. […]

Jan
20
2016

Cafe de Miki – Cute Hello Kitty Cafe in Himeji

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans out there, this is definitely interesting for you, so keep reading! I’m sure that some of you have heard of Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture (map). After all it houses one of the most beautiful Japanese castles. It was also shooting location for “The Last Samurai”. It can be easily done […]

Dec
20
2015

Ojipan Cafe in Harajuku: Food Too Cute To Eat

After visiting the adorable Owl Cafe in Harajuku, Ali (Haikugirl) and me were hungry. It was a huge coincidence that we stumbled upon two themed cafes right next to each other in Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori. We decided to check out the Ojipan Cafe: Visited: December 3rd 2015   Welcome to the adorable Ojipan Cafe in […]

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