Try Out Taiko Drumming in Tokyo

Taiko Drumming Tokyo

The sound of taiko drums has been described as the heartbeat of Japan. Particularly when played in a group the sound is powerful and very primal. In the hands of skilled practitioners, taiko drumming is also visually spectacular. A high-level performance is equal parts dance, music and martial arts. Great taiko performances sound fantastic and … Read more

How to Skip the Queue with a Universal Studios Japan Express Pass

How to Skip the Queue with a Universal Studios Japan Express Pass

Universal Studios Japan doesn’t have a free line-skipping system such as the Fast Pass at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. Instead, USJ has various Express Passes which need to be purchased in addition to a standard Studio Pass. An Express Pass is a fantastic queue-jumping tool. With an Express Pass in your hand, you will spend … Read more

A Touch of Class at Hoshino Resorts Kai Matsumoto Ryokan

Hoshino Resorts KAI Matsumoto

One of the times I am most relaxed and at peace is when I am in the pristine beauty of Alpine country. Prior to arriving at Kai Matsumoto, we had started off our day in Takayama before driving to Shinhotaka Ropeway. The ropeway climbs over 1000 metres up the Hotake Mountain Range to Nishihotakaguchi Station … Read more