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Exploring Yokohama’s Minato Mirai: All aboard the Nippon Maru

Yokohama has a history rooted in and floating upon the seas. A small fishing village until the late 1800’s, it is a place of many firsts for Japan; the first port, newspaper, gas-street lamps and railway all originated right here. These days,...

Avast Ye! Climb aboard Hakone’s Pirate Ships (a.k.a the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Be ye brave enough to sail Japanese waters? Until One Piece, pirates and Japan were two words that rarely went together. However, to everyone’s delight, the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise has found another way to merge them together. Let's give them a round...

One of the Best Beaches Near Tokyo: A Day Trip To Morito Beach

I’d been feeling under the weather for a few days; sore chest, dry throat, trouble sleeping. So when friends invited me to spend a day on a beach near Tokyo, I jumped at the idea. A little fun, sun and laughter would...