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A Guide to Being Festival Ready

By: Victoria Vitale            Original art by: Victoria Vitale Line-ups are starting to appear, tickets are selling out, and it’s about time to start preparing for that one-of-a-kind festival experience you’ve been dreaming of! Where do you begin? Although every festival is different, there are certain things that are essential to know for any festival

In the last month, I’ve been to dozens of bars all over Tokyo, and I’ve loved every second of it — from the achingly hip Shimokitazawa to the bold and garish glow of Shinjuku, there’s so much to see and so much to, er, drink. Tokyo nightlife really is special — and for a whole

Hey Tokyo travellers! I’m Rhiannon and I’m a Tokyo newbie. For the next month or so I’ll be blogging about my time in Japan and, hopefully, giving you guys some pointers so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do. Make your own mistakes – it’s more fun! Just touched down? Headed out on

Hey Tokyo travellers! I’m Rhiannon and I’m a Tokyo newbie. For the next month or so I’ll be blogging about my time in Japan and, hopefully, giving you guys some pointers so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do. Make your own mistakes – it’s more fun! One of the main things Japanese

The Tokyo Craft Beer Scene

Japan’s drinking community has finally brewed up (pun intended) a great arena for craft beer to take the hearts and livers of Japanese drinkers. Japan’s beer culture started off back in the Edo period when Dutch arrived and introduced beer halls for traveling Dutch sailors. Throughout history, Japanese laws and regulations had favored major breweries

One More Place Before You Jet Off

You’ve tried different foods, visited temples and explored various neighbourhoods. Your stay in Tokyo is coming to an end, and you want to end this magical trip with a bang. No matter if it’s your first time, second time or tenth time visiting Japan, there are so many unique places and so many options out

If you’re looking for a cozy district in Tokyo, make sure to stop by Koenji. Easily accessible from Shinjuku, this place is a hub for vintage clothing, music of all genres, and unique bars. Looking for a friendly place to drink? You won’t regret a jaunt through Koenji’s narrow alleyways. They’re packed with tiny pubs

If you’re into the more indie, chill and laid-back vibes, Shimokitazawa will quickly become your go-to Tokyo neighbourhood. Only a few stops from both Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokita (as it’s known to its hipster acolytes) really has it all. With trendy cafes, cozy bars, vintage clothing shops, record stores, music venues, theatres and shisha cafes,

I appreciate a bar that can capture my attention, whether it’s with its service, decor, crowd or otherwise. I’ve also always been a pub girl, because I love how I can spend hours and hours in one chatting with the people around me. Combine the two and you get the following list of bars that

Futsukayoi – Hangover

You wake up after a night of drinking, trying to piece together the few snapshot memories you have to figure out where it all went wrong. What was maybe just meant to be “one drink” turned to two..then maybe a couple shots and ending up in a club in Shibuya. Then suddenly the dehydration kicks

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