Tokyo Guides

Guide to the Tokyo Subway 1-3 Day Pass (2019 Update)

A how-to guide for the Tokyo subway pass that saves you money and time. There is a 24, 48, and 72-hour pass, which covers the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines that cover over 200 stations throughout the city. This is effectively a Tokyo Tourist Pass, as a foreign passport is required to purchase it. […]

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podcast

EP 03: Lunar New Year Chinese Style, aka CNY

Well, the cat’s out of the bag! To start 2019, I started doing a podcast with my sister, who is a Japanese-to-English translator in addition to her day job. In case you didn’t know, I love podcasts. I also have a list of podcast recommendations. Convos with my Sister – Episode 3 — Lunar New […]

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LGBTQ travel

Migrants Pride Hong Kong 2018 Event Recap

This is an event recap and photo essay for the 4th Migrants’ Pride Hong Kong, organized by Gabriela Hong Kong, The Filipino Lesbians Organization, Filguys Gabriela Association, Share HK, The UNITY Association, Nepali Workers Association, Auto8a, The Same Same Different Association. The parade took place on Nov. 18 in Central, Hong Kong.

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Tokyo Guides

Historical Tokyo Walk: Nihonbashi – Fukagawa

My English translation and embellishment of the Nihonbashi-Fukagawa route (日本橋本所深川コース) from the Sanpo Reikibun. Major sites covered along the route include: Nihonbashi, Mitsukoshi flagship store, Tokyo Stock Exchange, haiku poet Mastuo Basho’s neighbourhood, the Fukagawa Fudoson, Tomioka Hachimangu, Kiyosumi Garden, Ryugoku Gokugikan, Former Yasuda Garden, Edo Tokyo Museum, Karamae Bridge.

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Walks and Hikes

Hiking Japan — An Overview

This post is an overview for people who are interested in seeing a bit more of nature while travelling Japan, whether it is sightseeing at the top of a mountain or an all-day hike. Information is focused on getting to and from a mountain and what amenities are available.

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