Mt takao

Hiking Tokyo’s Mt Takao in Autumn

Autumn in Japan is a magical time. The humidity slowly disappears and the skies are clear; perfect for hiking and sightseeing. Takao San is a beautiful mountain located in the far west of the Tokyo metropolis. This is one of the top places to go kouyou-spotting (the changing of autumn leaves) in Tokyo and is …

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Khanam – Neko Box Top 6 Vegan Eateries in Tokyo

Top 6 Vegan Eateries in Tokyo

As anyone with dietary requirements knows, Japan can either be a foodie paradise or a total nightmare. I actually went vegan in Japan while researching Buddhism and Edo culture, and quickly found that I needed to be very prepared with my work lunches to be able to survive! Luckily after a few months of research …

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Discovering Edo-Tokyo in Ryogoku

Discovering Edo-Tokyo in Ryogoku

Did you know Edo (now Tokyo) was one of the largest cities in the world during the 18th century? Edo grew rapidly from a small fishing town into a cultural hotpot of Kabuki and courtesans, sumo and ukiyo-e art; images of the floating world which we’re still enthralled with today. The Edo period (1603-1868) was …

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