Let’s take a video tour around one of Edo’s execution grounds♪ Continue reading A Tour of Denma-chō Prison & Execution Ground
My long overdue exploration of Tōkyō via the Yamanote Line begins here. I hope you’ll stick around for the whole series! Continue reading Yamanote Line Extravaganza (intro)
There’s a new service specializing in tourism for Japanese History. It may include beer! Help me spread the word, guys! Continue reading I Have a Huge Announcement!
In the wake of the recent ANA/Dentsu TV commercial debacle, the place name Haneda has been thrown around a lot. Continue reading What does Haneda mean?
So you’re planning a trip to Japan. You have a smartphone or PC and you’re worried about only having wifi in your hotel room. Flets will give you access to their hotspots around Tokyo (and some other cities). It might not be perfect, but it’s better than nothing. And it’s FREE! Continue reading Free Wifi for Travelers in Japan
This is PART 2 of a three part series on Japanese Manners. You should read these all before you come. When in Rome do as the Romans do and you’ll have more fun. Guaranteed! Continue reading Japanese Manners (part 2)
Going to Japan for the first time? There are a lot of manners and commonsensical behaviors that people do here and just take for granted that everyone knows. But the fact is that if you’re visiting Japan for the first time, you probably don’t know most (or maybe any) of the local customs. If I had a 1 yen coin for every time I saw a foreigner doing something “wrong,” I’d have a fuckload of 1 yen coins. They get in the way, mess up everyone’s routine, or just do things that will annoy everyone around them. None of these things is the end of the … Continue reading Japanese Manners (part 1)