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Category: Japan

Tashirojima: The Island for Cat People

Tashirojima in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan is the place to visit if you prefer cats over humans. Each year thousands of tourists flock to this small island to visit the feral cats which are thought to be a symbol of good luck and good fortune by locals. This is especially the case if the cats are …

Plastic Food & Flying Pans!

Plastic Food is Yummy -said nobody ever. Plastic Food is Fantastic but watch out for flying pans -Mobal Blogger, Tokyo. Nutrient-Free Plastic Food Many a tourist in Japan has been saved by the Japanese phenomenon that is plastic food.  Not necessarily by its nutritional value but more by the fact that the plastic food is …

What is Tokyo? Ver. 2017

What is Tokyo? Tokyo is the ultimate in urbanisation. As the capital of Japan in a country dominated by mountains (73% of Japan is mountainous) you would expect an accumulation of people in Japan’s capital. Despite being the largest city in the world with an estimated population of over 37 million people however Tokyo still …

Tsukishima Tokyo: A Japanese Pizza Experience!

A Visit to Tsukishima (Moon-Island) Less well-known than its nearby neighbour  of Tsukiji (home to Tokyo’s bustling fish market) is the island of Tsukishima in the centre of Tokyo Bay. Now accessible by underground the area was reclaimed from the sea in the 1890’s and can now claim to be the home to one of …

Hyper Japan: UK’s biggest and best J-culture event

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Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest and best J-culture event, celebrating all aspects of contemporary Japanese culture, from fashion to food, from crafts to cosplay! There are plenty of stalls offering visitors a glimpse into the fascinating cultural traditions along with modern, cutting-edge innovations. If you are interested to learn more about Japan through literature, …

Shiki-shima sleeper train

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(Image courtesy of JAPAN—Where tradition meets the future. This was the campaign slogan used by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) in 2016, and there cannot be a more accurate description of this country. When we think of Japan, we think of the bustling cacophony of flashing lights, noise, and bodies that is Shinjuku …

Made in Japan: The Souvenir Tour

Consumer Paradise- Shopping for Japanese Souvenirs Japan is a paradise for consumers. Lots and lots of choice- and odd choice to boot. Let’s explore some of the many trinkets and shiny things which capture the visitor’s attention and subtly remind you that you’re going to need your smartphone in full fettle to capture the many …

Half Day in Haneda (Tokyo Airport)

Tokyo International Airport- Haneda If you are lucky enough to get the option to fly into Haneda Airport (over Narita) then take it if you wish to land in Tokyo in style & ease.  Known also  as Tokyo International Airport, Haneda is a mere 14 kms from Tokyo Station and while transport options are limited …

Nine Hours in Narita

Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan Narita Airport or Tokyo Narita Airport is the hub for half of all airline passenger traffic in Japan and for many visitors their first (and last!) introduction to the zany but alluring world of Japan. One, Two, Three- Fly! This blogger takes you on  a wild dance through Terminals 1, …

Japan- Know the Rules

Knowing the rules in Japan can be back-breaking work so straighten your posture and listen up- we’re here to help! Japan has a myriad of etiquette rules. As a foreigner you are expected to embarrass yourself at some point but if you really want to get down with the locals then here are some tips. …

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