Events ‘In & Around’ Tokyo – February 2019

This January was one of the most pleasant that Tokyo has ever seen.  Don’t expect February to be the same, the cold is on its way!  However, don’t let it keep you from getting out and enjoying some of the festivals & events planned for February – there are many (see below)! *Note: be sure to double-check dates … More Events ‘In & Around’ Tokyo – February 2019

Top 3 ‘Must Buy’ Magazines on Japan

Although there is plenty of information about Japan online, do you enjoy holding an actual magazine in your hands? If so, there are three top quality magazines to consider: Kateigaho International, D Design Travel, and Rurubu Omotenashi Travel Guides. There are also many free publications that are filled with up-to-date event & travel information.   … More Top 3 ‘Must Buy’ Magazines on Japan

Morinji Temple & the Tanuki Tea Kettle

Morinji is a Zen Temple located in Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture. It was established in 1426 and is famous for its connection to a shape-shifting tanuki. Tanuki are dog-like raccoon animals, and they are often depicted as mythical creatures.  If you walk from Morinjimae Station to Morinji Temple, you can see picture signboards that tell … More Morinji Temple & the Tanuki Tea Kettle