Category Archives: TRAVEL

Tokyo to Osaka: Fast and Creative Ways of Getting There

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The famous Dotonburi area.
Osaka: cheaper, dirtier and a whole lot friendlier than Tokyo. A vibey city of 2.7 million, it’s bigger than neighboring Kyoto and also more down to earth. Osaka, a port city, was once the business hub of Japan, with merchants from all over selling their wares and serving up good grub. The food culture prevails—Osaka is known as the kitchen of the country. Whether you’re heading from Tokyo to Osaka to chow down, check out Universal Studios Japan, or you’re on a secret mission, here are the fastest and cheapest ways of getting there.
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Shinkansen (bullet train)
Flights
Bus/coach
Regular trains
Summary of options (with comparison table)
Video guide
The reverse route: Osaka to To

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COVID-19: Is it Safe to Travel to Japan?

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Please note that this is an evolving situation. To the best of our knowledge, the information in this article is correct and up to date as of February 24, 2020.
We know, viruses—especially new ones that spread quickly—are unsettling. Like most people aware of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, you’re probably eager to avoid any contact with the virus whatsoever. Does that mean you should avoid traveling to Japan? Only you, dear reader, can decide that. However, the intention of this article is to arm you with the information to make an informed decision.
Current situation in Japan
As of February 24, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reports 156 known cases of COVID-19—that

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Tokyo Events This Week: Art, Comedy and Girls’ Day

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Tokyo events for Mon, Feb 24 to Sun, Mar 1, 2020
This week, enjoy free art exhibitions, improv comedy and a Girls’ Day river festival.
Decade: Erica Ward Solo Exhibition Reception
See a collection of Japan-inspired and “decade”-themed artworks by Tokyo-based illustrator, Erica Ward—one of our fav local artists.

Decade: Erica Ward Solo Exhibition Reception

Dates:28th Feb, 2020
Entry:
Free
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Improvazilla Comedy Night
Tokyo’s longest running improv night is filled with games, off-the-cuff creations and plenty of musical performances.

Improvazilla Comedy Night

Dates:28th Feb, 2020
Entry:

Adults:On the door: ¥1,500
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Garden Borders

Japanese gardens have borders and edges. In some traditional gardens the walls or fences are an integral part of the aesthetic. Where the garden meets a building is also an important border that also has architectural input.

Temple architecture was imported from Chima and Korea, but because of the heavier rainfall in Japan one of the modifications was to extend the roof out further away

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