Hanging out in Shinjuku

East Asia Dec 02 2015

Shinjuku isn’t for the faint-hearted. But if you’re new to Tokyo and want a crash course in crazy...

Watching Sumo wrestling in Japan

Watching Sumo wrestling in Japan

East Asia Feb 08 2015

People tend to laugh when I tell them that sumo wrestling is my favourite spectator sport. In its...

Quirky Tokyo: The top 10 things to do

Quirky Tokyo: The top 10 things to do

East Asia Feb 05 2015

With its sushi and sumo, pop culture and age-old tradition, serene gardens and traffic hell, Toky...

11 things every Gaijin learns in Japan

11 things every Gaijin learns in Japan

East Asia Feb 05 2015

Japan is one of those countries you can’t really prepare for – the famously impenetrable etiquett...

Japan dos and don’ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan dos and don’ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Travel Tips Jan 08 2015

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is ...

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