Japan by Prefecture: Tokyo (東京都)

Japan by Prefecture: Tokyo (東京都)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Tokyo (東京都). Japan’s capital, Tokyo (東京), is officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 / Tokyo-to), and it is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Chiba (千葉県)

Japan by Prefecture: Chiba (千葉県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Chiba Prefecture (千葉県). Chiba Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just next toTokyo. The capital is Chiba City (千葉市). Although Chiba is perhaps … Continue reading

Winner of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson announced!

Winner of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered my competition for a chance to win a copy of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson (see the review and competition post here). The winner has been selected by a random draw, and will be contacted shortly. I’m delighted to announce that the winner is… ☆★☆ Ke11ie ☆★☆ Ke11ie commented: There are so many … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Saitama (埼玉県)

Japan by Prefecture: Saitama (埼玉県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県). Saitama Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north of Tokyo. The capital is also called Saitama (さいたま市). Saitama Prefecture … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Gunma (群馬県)

Japan by Prefecture: Gunma (群馬県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Gunma Prefecture (群馬県). Gunma Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north-west of Tokyo. It’s an area mostly known for its hot springs, … Continue reading