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Carp Streamers on Children’s Day

Children’s Day in Japan

Kodomo No Hi – Children’s Day in a Nutshell Fish-shaped streamers (windsocks) flowing in the wind, kids playing with origami samurai hats, purple irises growing…
Eating Japanese food in Kanto- a group shares multiple plates of food

Flavors of Kanto

From the top-notch Michelin-starred restaurants of Tokyo, over festival-exclusive sushi and sweets, to locally sourced specialties of weird fish, the Kanto area and its prefectures…
A crowded Tokyo street at night

In a Nutshell: Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Once upon a time, it was known as “808 villages”: numerous towns on marshy land, all connected into a conurbation. It’s not so different today…