Tokyo is an incredible city of contrasts where you can clearly see and admire the technological advances of tomorrow mixed with a long history and vibrant culture.
At first we didn’t quite get the charm of Kyoto. We were told that it’s a perfect example of old Japan with streets filled with traditional architectures styles. But when we arrived, it just looked like a small city. I suppose we were expecting something like Antigua in Guatemala – though it’s on the other […]
As the third most populated suburb of Tokyo, Sagamihara is not exactly a highly sought after destination when travelers visit Japan’s capital. However, having a received an invitation to CouchSurf there for three nights, we took it as an opportunity to get out of the city to see the more tranquil outskirts. Our host Ewerthon […]
Heated toilets that spray and dry your ass. Restaurants with buttons on the table to signal your server or touch screen menus to order your food. Vending machines selling hot canned coffee or cold beer. Taxis with automatic passenger doors. One of the largest and most intricate public transit systems in the world. Pristine streets despite a notable lack of garbage cans and […]