Planning Your Cycling Holiday in Japan

Planning Your Cycling Holiday in Japan

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in Daytrips, Must see, Stories about Japan, Things to do | 0 comments

Japan is among the perfect destinations for a cycling holiday. Basing this purely from the fact that cycling is widely accepted in Japan as a mode of transport and a sport and as a sociable activity. Having a highly advanced transport system and this is basically attributed to the well-organized railway system which is efficient. This makes it easier for the people living in Japan to ride to the train station as opposed to using their cars. This reduces congestion and it is...

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Things to do this weekend in Tokyo Friday February 7th – Sunday February 11th

Things to do this weekend in Tokyo Friday February 7th – Sunday February 11th

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Must see, News, Things to do, Where to shop | 0 comments

Abracadabra Fri Feb 7, 2014 Saloon             Daikanyama’s Saloon welcomes Tokyo resident Englishman Max Essa for this intimate Friday-night bash, where he will be joined by house veteran Toshiyuki Goto. Details Open Fri Feb 7 Time doors 11pm Admission ¥1,500 (¥1,000 with flyer) Venue Saloon Address ZaHouse Bldg. B3F, 1-34-17 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Transport Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko line); Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Toyoko...

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The next olympic sport? Synchronized walking, only in Japan

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Must see, News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

The video of a 47-year-old tradition at Japan’s Nippon Sports Science University went viral in November last year. ‘Shuudan koudou’, which means ‘Collective Action’, is a unique routine where a group of students put up an amazing display of synchronized walking. On November 14, 77 students performed before a crowd of 11,000 people at the university’s festivities. Their walking routine was similar to military movement exercises or synchronized marching band movements. But...

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Dog Castle – The Coolest Dog House in Japan

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Must see, News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

Japanese love their pets, but some take their love to a whole new level! Meet Nanami,  a playful Japanese pooch can claim to be the only dog in the world to be living in a regular castle. Built as a small replica of Japan’s famous Matsumoto Castle, Nanami’s castle stands 2.5 meters tall and features three rooms. At the front is the main hall, where Nanami can just lay on his belly and watch out for the mailman, while at the back he has a sand-floor room, for cooling down...

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Things to do this week in Tokyo: Tuesday January 28th- Sunday February 2nd

Things to do this week in Tokyo: Tuesday January 28th- Sunday February 2nd

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Must see, Things to do | 0 comments

of Montreal Tue Jan 28, 2014 Tsutaya O-West             Funky indie rockers of Montreal (actually of Athens, Georgia) return to Japan after a five-year absence, during which time their style has gone through a number of mutations, most recently returning to a form of classic, straightforward rock with the 2013 ‘Lousy with Sylvianbriar’ album. Details Open Tue Jan 28 Time doors 6pm, show 7pm Admission Adv ¥5,000, same-day ¥5,500...

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Japans whacky holidays: Coming of age day

Japans whacky holidays: Coming of age day

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in History of Japan, Japanese customs, Must see, Stories about Japan | 1 comment

The second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day, a national holiday to encourage those who have newly entered adulthood to become self-reliant members of society. (The holiday used to be on January 15, but in 2000 it was moved to the second Monday of the month.) Last Monday we celebrated the coming of age day for 2014. Local governments host special coming-of-age ceremonies for 20-year-olds, since an “adult” in Japan is legally defined as one who is 20 or...

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