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

Best Time to Visit Japan Including Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo

Best Time to Visit Japan Including Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo

One of the first questions most people ask when planning a trip to Japan is when is the best time to visit?  There is no simple answer as it depends on your particular interests.  Also, many people are constrained to visit at specific times such as school holiday periods which limits your options, or depends … 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

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