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Liberty

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Although it’s slightly hidden in a back alley, away from the main street of Kanda-ogawa, Liberty is one store that’s hard to miss. The two bright lightening strikes that decorate the building announces its presence to every passer by. It’s not just the decoration that’s interesting about Liberty… Read More

F.Janck

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Snowboarders couldn’t possibly go past F.Janck – a mega store that specialises in all things snowboard – it’s a one stop shop that stocks everything from equipments big and small to snowboarding apparel and accessories. It’s no surprise that the store needs four floors, the F.Janck prides itself… Read More

One Make

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

One Make is a fairly recent addition to the Kanda-ogawa machi shopping district. Opened just three years ago on the main street of Yasukuni-dori, One Make specialises in snowboarding equipment. The spacious store is filled the best and latest in snowboarding goods all displayed beautifully, espe… Read More

Fuso Ski & Snowboard

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

There are countless ski and snowboard specialty stores in Kanda-ogawa but not many can compete with Fuso Ski & Snowboard’s floorspace. With such a massive store, you can expect to find a wide range of ski and snowboarding equipments as well as snow apparel and accessories. Fuso Ski & Snowbo… Read More

Ski Shop Vail

Tokyo Snow Gear GJ Editor GJ Editor

Ski Shop Vail opened in June, 2012, and has already established itself within Kanda-ogawa as a major player. The store belongs to a family of specialty stores that have been in the area for over 50 years: Ski Shop Vail has lived up to their standards with superbly refined customer service. The m… Read More

Hotel New Otani Tokyo

Tokyo Accommodations GJ Editor GJ Editor

Hotel New Otani is an exquisite hotel in Tokyo. The hotel was originally built to accommodate international guests visiting for Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Since then, the hotel has taken care of many VIPs and has become known to provide high standard hospitality to all of its guests. There is a 40,000… Read More

Shinjuku Washington Hotel

Tokyo Accommodations GJ Editor GJ Editor

Shinjuku is one of the busiest places in Japan and in the world, which is what makes it probably the most convenient place to stay in Tokyo. Shinjuku Washington Hotel and its new tower, Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex, are both located just 8 minutes from Shinjuku station’s south exit. If th… Read More

Celebrating love in Japan

Tokyo Event Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

This week over Golden Week it was also pride week in Tokyo as well. Hosted by the Tokyo Rainbow Pride and a slew of sponsors including politicians and corporate companies such as Playstation and Lush Cosmetics. Many events such as seminars, meet ups, yoga in the park as well as movie screenings hel… Read More

Shop like a local: Ameya Yokocho

Tokyo Shopping Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

A common problem when departing Japan is luggage allowance - it is just way too much fun to shop in Japan and it's no surprise that many of us get overexcited and over-buy during our stay. Unfortunately if you're looking for a way not to over-shop, this article isn't for you but if you want to know… Read More

Tokyo’s whackiest hotels!

Tokyo Basics Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Japan has this special power of going the extra mile in anything they set out to do. This includes their commitment and love for the more whacky and kooky side of Japanese culture. From theme parks to themed restaurants and food, to Hello Kitty trains and Anime themed planes, the whacky and kooky m… Read More

Hello Kitty Palooza in Japan!

Osaka Manga and Anime Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Hello Kitty and the whole of Sanrio Universe are the corner stone of the Japanese kawaii culture. Whether you are obsessed with Hello Kitty already or have a soft spot for anything cute and pastel coloured, you want to keep on reading. Hello Kitty is everywhere in Japan - it's at the supermarket… Read More

TOKYO TOWER VS TOKYO SKYTREE

Tokyo Basics Ayla Yuile Ayla Yuile

Tokyo city is full of towering buildings, but did you know there are two rivalling towers there? Image via Klook Both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree are free standing broadcasting towers. They are both quite tall and visitors can take a long elevator ride up to look over Tokyo city, but that's as … Read More

UNIQUELY TOKYO

Tokyo Culture GJ Editor GJ Editor

Speaking to visitors on the ground about six of Tokyo's must-visit spots From shopping and fashion to delicious food and traditional culture‭, ‬the bustling capital of Japan has so much to offer‭, ‬while also being close to attractions like Mount Fuji‭, ‬Hakone and Nikko‭. ‬We asked visitors at si… Read More

Tokyo on two wheels

Tokyo Tours & Activities GJ Editor GJ Editor

Melanie booked her trip to Japan wanting to immerse herself in a culture she was unaware of, yet interested in. She had no idea where to go or what to expect, and in her search for tours and experiences, she came across Freewheeling Japan, a cycling tour of Tokyo city. The tour guide was an America… Read More

A date with Tokyo city

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Going on a date in Tokyo is essentially a date with the city itself. You get to know each other just by being there, and wherever you look, something fascinating is looking right back at you. My ideal date with Tokyo city begins in Omotesandō, exploring the streets to find a cute cafe to brunch … Read More

The frenetic, fashionable Shibuya

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

Nursing a warm latte, the famous Shibuya scramble crossing sprawls beneath me. My eyes wander over brightly coloured billboards, trucks that blare out J-pop tunes, and young pretty things immaculately dressed, sharing the streets with salarymen and the eccentric. I’m in Shibuya, one of Tokyo’s most… Read More

Sumo wrestling in Ryogoku

Tokyo Discover GJ Editor GJ Editor

There are many sumo stables in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, but only a small handful offer access to tourists. Even then, their requirements are so strict that you really must be part of a guided tour - a traditional Japan bucket list essential. Kasugano Beya, near Ryogoku Station, is perhaps the … Read More

Theme park hopping in Japan

Kyoto Entertainment GJ Editor GJ Editor

Leah, her two children and partner visited Japan for the very first time over Easter break 2017. During their holiday they visited Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. And in each city, they visited one theme park: Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan and Toei Studio Park ‘Before heading to a travel dest… Read More

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