Staying in Tokyo's Shitamachi District

Vol.4

Foreign Visitors’ Experience in Japan

Surveys from one of the most popular inns in Japan, "Sawanoya"

Staying in Tokyo's Shitamachi District

Newest Articles

What’s on My Mind After Working for Sony and Google

What’s on My Mind After Working for Sony and Google

As Sony’s in-house company president, Koichiro Tsujino led pioneering projects such as the Sugoroku DVD recorder and the next-generation TV called CoCoon. He resigned from the company in 2006 and joined Google the following year, displaying his shrewdness as president of Google Japan.

BABYMETAL: The Dark Princesses who Blend Cuteness with Heavy Metal

BABYMETAL: The Dark Princesses who Blend Cuteness with Heavy Metal

The girls have set new standards in the world of music!

Creating a Sense of Japanese Harmony

Creating a Sense of Japanese Harmony

Bringing the culture of Edo to the modern age through a fusion of aquariums and art.

How The Unseen Dark Matter Has Shaped The World Around Us

How The Unseen Dark Matter Has Shaped The World Around Us

The biggest mystery in the universe

Delivering the Shogun’s Beloved Toothpicks to the Modern Age

Delivering the Shogun’s Beloved Toothpicks to the Modern Age

An Artisan Craft with Over 300 Years of History

STAND BY ME DORAEMON

STAND BY ME DORAEMON

A film that reminds us that nothing lasts forever and gives us a renewed sense of the preciousness of everyday life.

Art Thoughts in Tokyo

Art Thoughts in Tokyo

Heading out for my frequent dose of art exhibitions, I often encounter, encourage, or provoke discussions and hopefully heated debates about art.

Live-Action Movie Bursting with Energy: “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends”

Live-Action Movie Bursting with Energy: “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends”

The long-awaited final installments of the film adaptation of the hugely popular manga series, which has sold over 58 million copies, are being released!

The Magic Ice-Cream Spoon

The Magic Ice-Cream Spoon

The ice-cream spoon “15.0%” has become so popular that supply has been unable to keep up with demand since the moment it hit the market.

Japan’s Seasonal Traditions: Summer Firework Displays

Japan’s Seasonal Traditions: Summer Firework Displays

Firework displays are one of Japan’s summer traditions. June to July is the main season, and there are a variety of firework displays, from small to large, held throughout the country. As well as being an opportunity for firework technicians to show off their skills, these displays that paint the night sky are also important events giving Japanese people a sense of summer and allowing them to enjoy the season.