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A Leisurely Yokohama Seashore Tour

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After Japan opened to foreign trade in the middle of the 19th century, Yokohama became a major port for travelers from other countries. From sailors restocking their ships to wealthy travelers eager to see the long-shuttered shores, Yokohama was a point-of-contact between...

Half-day Kyoto Walking Tour Part 1: Gion to Kodaiji Temple

Looking for a short walking route in Kyoto that will give you real time chills and great photo opportunities? Look no further. We’ve put together a fabulous walking tour that winds through Kyoto’s Gion district and finishes at the Kodaiji Temple complex....

Kyoto After Dark: An Evening Stroll through Pontocho and Gion

Kyoto is the gently lit canal to Tokyo’s fit-inducing neon—part of its charm for many. As such, once the sun goes down and the monks close the temple gates, many visitors are left wondering what’s next. If you still have energy for...

Finding Good Fortune on an Ebisu Tour

The area of Ebisu, close to the din of Shibuya, is the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday. The area is named after the Japanese god of fortune associated with good luck and fisherman, but many visitors may associate the name...

Taking in the Sights on a Kamakura Tour

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Kamakura is the ultimate Tokyo day trip. From the Great Buddha of Kotoku-in to the tree-lined grounds of the Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura affords a chance to see some of the most iconic landmarks Japan has to offer. Best of all, it’s all...

River Walks: A Tour of Tokyo’s Waterways – Part 1

From the jam-packed transit system to the teeming walkways around hubs like Shibuya and Shinjuku, any trip through Tokyo is bound to be laden with crowds. Fortunately, foot and rail aren’t the only way to see the city. A plethora of waterways,...

Sangenjaya Tour – Burgers, Cafes and a Stop in the Park

Tokyo is filled with trendy neighborhoods. Some of them, like Ginza, are more oriented to high-end shoppers and diners. Others, like Shimo-Kitazawa cater to students and artists. Sangenjaya, on the other hand is a little bit quieter and a little bit more...

Kichijoji Tour: Hammocks, Shopping and Parks

Inokashira Park in Kichijoji
Kichijoji is a favorite destination for both tourists and Tokyo residents. With a relaxed pace, exciting attractions, and a ton of different restaurants and shops it’s not hard to see why. If you have a day to spare in Tokyo, this trek...

Tokyo Tower and a Tour through Surrounding Areas

Jutting out of the city center, you’d be mistaken for thinking that the Tokyo Tower is simply a knock-off of the Eiffel Tower. While its Parisian counterpart was certainly an influence on the communications structure, the Tokyo Tower has its own distinct...

Nakameguro Tour – A Taste of Trendiness

If you’re looking to get a taste of cozy bistros and trendy cafés, think about making a trip to Nakameguro. The residential area, a short trip from Shibuya, can be reached on the Toyoko and Hibiya lines. The area along the Meguro...

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