For the past 22 years, dragon boat teams have been invited to Yokohama for four days of racing. This year over 4,000 participants on 200 teams competed in this special event held just off of Yamashita Park beside Asia's largest Chinatown. Usuall..
Fireflies are hard to find in metropolitan Tokyo as they can only live around very clean bodies of water. In recent years, the city has made much effort to revive the population of fireflies by improving the natural environment. In Yokohama, Sankei-e..
Every year in early August, Miura City hosts the Miura Summer Fireworks Festival. For me, that meant a beautiful at the beach in glorious, sunny weather followed by 3000 fireworks launched off the ocean lighting up the night sky. It had everything a ..
Kamakura is pure Japan. Often called “the little Kyoto”, Kamakura has hundreds of temples scattered around the hilly, green city and is only 1 hour from Tokyo by train. Kamakura is also where the first samurai government was established in 1185. The very first shogun, Minamoto-no Yoritom..
Yokosuka Yokoso! Welcome to Yokosuka! The "other" Yoko, a city in Kanagawa located far down the Miura Peninsula, is filled with rich Naval history. Enclosed by the sea to the East and West, and with a population of almost half a million people, it is without a doubt a center for the sh..
Yokohama has so much to offer that very few people really know what is actually available. It is a walkable city with something interesting around every corner. One way to discover many of the famous attractions is to find a hotel with a central loc..
By Rey Waters
Located only a short walk from Kawasaki station and amongst the hustle and bustle of Isago; Hotel on the Marks is the perfect place to base yourself for your stay in Kawasaki. Chic, clean and cheap seems to be the mantra for this boutique style hotel..
How many strawberries could you consume in thirty minutes? If you were given half an hour to eat-all-you-can at a strawberry farm in Tsukui, Yokosuka City, how much do you think you could manage to finish? The other day, I joined a group of Japanese ..
Close by to the ever crowded Kamakura lies a peaceful island called Enoshima. Normally, people go to this beach during the summer to enjoy sunbathing or to do some other fun or lively summer activities. However, it is also a great experience to spend..
By Anh Minh