Swede in Japan
How to: Spend a day in Nakano - otaku paradise!
Following my article on how to experience Shibuya in just one day, I want to share my recommendations for another Tokyo neighborhood: Nakano. Inside Nakano Sun Mall, and out in the side streets.Nakano is located a few minutes west of Shinjuku and is easily acc
Surviving winter in Japan - the drugstore way
So, winter in Japan might sound amazing. Pretty snow landscapes, warming hotpots and all those holiday decorations. But winter here is cold, and I am talking really cold! Last year was my first time experiencing a whole winter season (from november to march) i
3 winter MUST-TRY drinks in Japanese vending machines!
Autumn is already here, and though some days offer around 22 degrees celsius and sun, the evenings are getting colder and you know that ’winter is coming!’Typical Japanese vending machine in winter.If you happen to be in Japan during the colder months you can
Shotengai - experience daily life in Japan
If you find yourself in Japan, make sure to wander off the beaten track a little bit and you will find shotengai- a pedestrian street filled with traditional shops. Here you will come across a wide variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, amusements and goods. P
Why you should visit Japan during autumn!
Japan is one of the most interesting countries to visit that I know of, here the old buildings and traditions are blended with modern skyscrapers and high-tech. If you get the opportunity to go then by all means take it! As a Japanophile and avid traveler (now
3 amazing gardens to visit while in Tokyo.
If there is one thing I love to do while in Japan it is to visit gardens, preferably the older Japanese traditional ones. When I first stepped fot in Tokyo, in 2010, one of my first outings was to one of Tokyo's oldest gardens: Koishikawa Korakuen. Even though
Izakaya - Japan's best way to eat and drink.
One of the best ways of trying Japanese food and drinks while in Japan is to visit an izakaya, the Japanese version of a pub. You can find these establishments all around Japan, even in the smallest cities and towns and many act as a kind of "second home" to t
Tokyo cheap eats: BEST meals under 500 yen!
If it's one thing you hear time and time again it's the "fact" that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Though you can find some of the worlds most expensive things here, traveling to Tokyo doesn't have to be that expensive. Depending on wh
Starbucks Japan's MUST-TRY seasonal drinks!
Have you ever been to a Starbucks? How about a Starbucks in Japan? One of the things I absolutely love about Japan is the attention to detail and season, the way that the Japanese celebrate a new season with decorations and special items is something I haven