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Ikebukuro Tour: Sunshine City and Beyond

Ikebukuro Parco
Of all the major transit and shopping hubs in Tokyo, Ikebukuro seems to get the least attention. While Shibuya is famous for its youthful vibe, and Shinjuku is renowned for its winding neon-lit streets, Ikebukuro seems a bit more ambiguous. However, visitors...

The Churaumi Aquarium: Okinawa Without a Car Day 5

The largest water-tank at the aquarium is home to hundreds of Okinawa's underwater denizens.
On the last day of our Okinawa trip, we decided to commune with sea life at the Churaumi Aquarium. About Churaumi Taking its name from the Okinawan word for beautiful (chura) and the Japanese word...

Great Osaka Indoor Activity: Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium)

Kaiyukan, or Osaka Aquarium, is one of the finest aquariums in Japan, housing over 30,000 creatures across 620 different species. The design takes visitors on a tour of the Pacific Ocean past fifteen large tanks, each representing...