Category Archives: Japan

FOTO FRIDAY: KABUKICHO, TOKYO’S RED-LIGHT DISTRICT

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Kabukicho in Tokyo, Japan. Kabukicho is often referred to in Japanese as the “Sleepless Town”. Located in a corner of Shinjuku, it’s Tokyo’s infamous red-light and entertainment district. At all times of night you’ll find blaring neon lights and signs […]

FAMOUS REGIONAL OMIYAGE ACROSS JAPAN

Afew months ago I talked about omiyage in Japan. A lot of people seemed intrigued about this aspect of Japanese culture so I thought I’d talk more about famous omiyage throughout the different regions of the country. If you don’t remember what an omiyage is, it’s like an obligatory souvenir that you bring back to give others, but […]

VALENTINE’S DAY: MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY… EXCEPT IN JAPAN

Are you one of those people who goes on and on about how much you hate Valentine’s Day? If you think there’s nothing worse than shelling out loads of cash to show your love because of some commercial holiday, then you should… never move to Japan. Talking about Valentine’s Day customs around the world, I briefly mentioned […]