Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market (築地市場 Tsukiji shijō), is the world-famous fish market that is on everyone’s list of “must-dos” in Tokyo, Japan. Tsukiji Market is the world’s biggest wholesale fish and seafood market, and also has a large wholesale area for fruits and vegetables too. We have visited Tsukiji Market, and you can too in this week’s Monday Morning…

Tokyo Yamathon 2016!

If you are familiar with Japan, then you have probably heard, and used, the Yamanote Line—it’s that super-convenient JR train that takes you all around the main districts in Japan. Well, did you know that there is a marathon associated with this train? It’s called the Yamathon! The Yamathon is a marathon in which teams…

Asakusa

This week’s Monday Morning Trip is to Asakusa and Senso-ji! Asakusa (浅草) is an area in Tokyo, Japan, where much of the old-Tokyo can still be seen. Asakusa can be found in every guide book about Japan, as it is the home to Senso-ji, the oldest temple in Tokyo. The Asakusa area was heavily damaged during World…

Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day)

Another Golden Week has come to an end, as yesterday was “Kodomo no Hi” or Children’s Day—the last holiday in the Golden Week party. Children’s Day is celebrated on May 5th, and was designated as a national holiday in 1948. History It was originally known as “Tango no Sekku” or Boy’s Day, and as the name…

Ferris Wheels in Japan!

As most people learned last week, Osaka is currently building Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel—the Redhorse Osaka. It begins operation on July 1, 2016. When it’s complete it will be 403 feet tall, which puts it in 5th place for tallest Ferris wheel in the world. But the really cool thing about the Redhorse Osaka is…

Fish Train in Wakayama!

Japan is known for many cool things, like its amazing food, tons of anime and manga, and having some of the most convenient and cute trains! And now, Japan has added a train that looks like a fish. On April 28, 2016, Nankai Electric Railway Co. introduced a train that is themed on red sea…