As I continue to work with the Tadaima Japan team to grow their brand, the locations and content we cover have expanded far beyond the Arakicho district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. That brings us to our latest content roundup. Read on for introductions to selected content covering everything from one of Kyoto’s oldest temples to a modern-day island adventure. Click on each heading to see each article in its entirety.
“The new Toyosu Fish Market is pristine and efficient; however, most will agree that it lacks the rustic charm of the original. But if you look beneath the gloss and sheen of the newly constructed facility, you’ll find that the spirit of the original Tsukiji Fish Market lives on in the hardworking merchants, wholesalers, and restaurant owners who ensure that Tokyo residents and tourists alike can enjoy some of the world’s most delicious seafood.”
“The highlight of the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum is a completely enclosed reconstruction of Soseki-Sanbo, the aforementioned home where Soseki spent the final decade of his life. With its elevated, veranda-style open-air hallways, the elegant structure is a fascinating mashup of Japanese and western design aesthetics.”
“A visit to Hachijojima, an island nearly 300 kilometers south of Tokyo, is the perfect weekend getaway. It’s far enough from the big city to truly escape into nature yet close enough to be thoroughly enjoyed over a three-day weekend.”
“Having been a solopreneur for over two years, the following co-working spaces (in no particular order) have best served my needs when it comes to flexibility, location, and pricing. Additionally, several of them offer value-added features such as official address registration—critical for those who wish to boost their credibility on the Tokyo business scene.”
“Deep within the historic Kagurazaka district of Shinjuku lies one of the best sushi deals that a Tokyo traveler can find. Don’t let the name fool you—Kagurazaka Sushi Academy may be run by culinary students and alumni, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be compromising on quality, flavor, and service.”
“Gardens based on the simplest of concepts (e.g. a stone garden) can be some of the most beautiful, tranquil places in the world. Saihoji, a temple of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, is no exception.”
“With its deep, rich history and thousands of temples and shrines, a visit to Kyoto is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the city over five times and each time I go, I always make amazing new discoveries.”