Tokyo's 10 Best Spots to See Christmas Illuminations in 2017

Tokyo’s 10 Best Spots to See Christmas Illuminations in 2017

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When you think of Christmas abroad, what's the first thing that appears in your thoughts?  Glittering lights, dazzling Christmas trees, and singing carols might not be what comes to mind when you think of the holidays in Japan - and ... Read More
Samurai, Ninja and other Martial Arts Classes to Try in Tokyo

Samurai, Ninja and other Martial Arts Classes to Try in Tokyo

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Tokyo is often called a world in and of itself.  Though it is more lively than the rest of the country - it is also where countless international trends seem to be most predominant.  The very essence of Japan continues ... Read More
Top 5 Parks in Tokyo - Global Storybook

The Top 5 Parks to Visit in Tokyo

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Whenever I travel to a new place, I try to do as the locals.  For instance, if I see them spending their free time lounging out in the middle of a green public space - I go there too, to ... Read More
The Top 5 Natural Phenomena of Japan - Global Storybook

The Top 5 Natural Phenomena of Japan

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Many people visualize one or two places in Japan - those being Tokyo and Kyoto.  To limit your mind and experiences to only these two cities, though extremely beautiful and breathtaking, does a disservice to the absolute glory of the ... Read More
Akihabara: Metal Courage in the City of Vintage Dreams

Akihabara: Metal Courage in the City of Vintage Dreams

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Tokyo is a magical place.  With a strict tradition and a sense of ultra-modernism, there is no other place in the world quite like it.  For me, it was the first foreign country that I ever experienced.  I was, for ... Read More
Torii: The Structure of Japan

Torii: The Structure of Japan

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A symbol that classically defines Japan is the Torii, though most people foreign to Japan recognize it as: “those big red things…you know… from Japan.”  While that understanding of the Torii is expected, there is far more to them than just ... Read More
Fushimi Inari-taisha - Global Storybook

6 Most Iconic Sights In Kyoto

Before my visit to Japan I envisioned busy streets, bright lights and a ton of sushi.  Of course that is only what I know about Tokyo and Osaka.  More subtle and relaxing, Kyoto is a place for travelers to escape ... Read More