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DaSaitama investigation, how dasai is Saitama? The Smart Traveller’s guide to Omiya 大宮

埼玉・Saitama; Prefecture immediately North of Tokyo ださい・Dasai; Uncool, Unfashionable Short answer, yes. I've lived in Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama. And it goes without saying the least pleasant place of them all is, by a long shot, Saitama. The foods not as good, the bars are not as fun, the Locations aren't as interesting- it's as… Continue reading DaSaitama investigation, how dasai is Saitama? The Smart Traveller’s guide to Omiya 大宮

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『Narita- so much more than an airport!』The Smart Traveller’s guide to Narita Town 成田町

It wouldn't take much imagination to like the  name "Narita" with the well-known and inconveniently distant Narita international airport, situated way, way, way to the east of Tokyo, but did you know that Narita is actually a charming little town filled with delicious eateries and my favourite temple in all of Japan?   Situated not… Continue reading 『Narita- so much more than an airport!』The Smart Traveller’s guide to Narita Town 成田町

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Horror Experience in Ikebukuro, Tokyo: 七人ミサキ

  If you go out to ikebukuro today you'll find the new shichininmisaki horror experience at the Ikebukuro Aquarium.   The tour itself consists of an audio horror tour taking you thought all the usual fish tank areas with newly added ghouls and ghosts Al Carte. The audio is all in Japanese telling the story… Continue reading Horror Experience in Ikebukuro, Tokyo: 七人ミサキ

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Tokyo’s most romantic Starbucks?

Christmas in Tokyo: Omotesando's sky-high Starbucks   It's barely October and I got you on Christmas. Just a quick post to talk to you about a special little Starbucks I had the pleasure of visiting last year during the Christmas celebrations. Adorned with fairy lights and gnome homes dotted around a gorgeous rustic arena theatre… Continue reading Tokyo’s most romantic Starbucks?