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

Featured Photos: Autumn Views in Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

On our recent Autumn trip to Japan a great day out which I planned and the weather helped to come to fruition was to ascend the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which links the Nagano prefecture with Toyama. While you can traverse the full length, we decided to make a base in Shinano Omachi and then … Read more

How to Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2020

When we were planning our recent trip to Japan we decided early that we were keen to see a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo during our visit as a different way to experience the Japanese culture – and it certainly was a great experience which I would definitely recommend to other visitors to Japan! You … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Kyoto Transport for Tourists

The Ultimate Guide to Kyoto Transport for Tourists

A common question is how to travel in Kyoto and what is the best Kyoto Pass, so we have put together this quick overview of the options to help give you confidence right from the beginning to the end of your visit to Kyotoand more broadly Japan! In this article we include options to get … Read more

Our Ginormous Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan for 2020

Our Ginormous Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan

If you are visiting Universal Studios Japan Harry Potter fans of all types (die-hard or casual) must visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In fact, even if you are interested in nothing else at USJ Harry Potter is reason enough to visit Universal Studios Japan. Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts Castle have been faithfully recreated … Read more