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
With Japan’s compact size and amazing transportation system, there are thousands of possible overnight trips from Tokyo. However, there are dramatic differences in cost, ease of access, and foreigner-friendliness. Here is a list of the most foreigner-friendly locations close to Tokyo that seem a world away, but are actually easy to reach & explore. #1 … More Four ‘Easy’ Winter Overnight Trips from Tokyo
Many lovely Western homes, built in the early 1900’s, can be found in the Yamate area of Yokohama. Some have been converted into museums and cafes. Seven historic homes are now owned by the government and are open to the public, free of charge. Although they can be explored year-round, the best time to visit … More Touring Historic Homes in Yokohama – December is best!
For those of you who’d like to enjoy a hot spring bath with a significant other, or a group of friends, without having to be naked, here is a list of facilities where bathing suits are required in areas shared by males and females. Enoshima Island Spa outdoor baths 1) KANAGAWA PREFECTURE – Enoshima Island … More Tokyo Area Co-ed Onsen Bathing Suits Required