Crime in Tokyo

There is no doubt that Tokyo, Japan is one of the most enchanting places in the world. It is very easy to see why so many people not only visit Tokyo for its many attractions, but choose to live in the true fantasy that is Tokyo. Located on Honshu, the main island of Japan, Tokyo lies tucked along the North …

Common Scams in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people across the globe. You will love the delicious food, themed cafes, cherry blossoms, and the rich history visible in temples, castles, and shrines. There is something for everyone in Tokyo. However, you need to be aware of some common scams or botakuri (Japanese term for the scam) in Tokyo …

Capsule Hotels (カプセルホテル)

One thing that many foreigners who visit Tokyo find surprising is how small or cramped things are. This ranges from the size of an apartment, space in an elevator, the size of cars, etc. But none of those can compare to staying in a capsule hotel. If you are claustrophobic then staying at a capsule hotel is definitely not an option …

Akihabara Electric Town

Akihabara is the household name of an area surrounding the Akihabara Station in Chiyoda ward in Tokyo, Japan. The administrative area referred to as Akihabara belongs to the Kanda-Sakumacho and Sotokanda districts in Chiyoda. Even though there is another administrative district further North of Akihabara Station known as Akihabara in Taito ward, it is not the same place where people …

A Tourist’s Guide to Riding Shinkansen, Japan’s Amazing Bullet Trains

A land of pink cherry blossoms, cutting-edge technology, and heroic samurai legends, Japan exudes orderly innovation. This is most seen in its iconic Shinkansen or “bullet trains.” How fast do bullet trains go? Test runs have reached upwards of 361 mph (581 km/h), yet the Shinkansen boasts a zero-fatality record. These trains put new meaning into the word punctuality. Average …

12 Unbelievable Japanese Superstitions That Will Blow Your Mind

The Japanese society is inherently entrenched with superstitions. While the origins of these superstitions is widely debated, most of them are still practiced far and wide. But what exactly are these superstitions about? Are they meant to teach you lessons? Are they designed to offer practical advice? Let’s find out about 12 unbelievable Japanese superstitions that will blow your mind! …