Roadtrip across Hokkaido during the summer!!

It’s July, one of the best months of Hokkaido!! Hokkaido has been very popular globally especially for its powder snow during the winter. Living in Niseko, I was surprised how Niseko becomes the most international location of Japan in the winter. I came across so many internationals that loved the winter and they keep coming … Continue reading Roadtrip across Hokkaido during the summer!!

Understanding diverse types of Japanese Cuisine

Image by Unsplash What are the major categories of Japanese Cuisine? First, I would say Japanese wouldn't be able to live without seafood. Consisted of 4 islands all surrounded by the sea, our cuisine uses so many ingredients coming from the sea. We are one of the only people that traditionally eat fish raw for … Continue reading Understanding diverse types of Japanese Cuisine

Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

During your trip to Japan, you should definitely experience izakaya bar culture. Image from Flickr In these establishments you can enjoy Japanese-style cocktails and tapas dishes for extremely reasonable prices. The dishes tend to be smaller, and you would usually share the dishes with everyone. If you don't know what to eat, hop into an … Continue reading Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

The kanji for Tokyo literally translates as "eastern capital" and just as the term "capital" may suggest, it is huge! Not only that, but each area within this capital has its own unique character and charm, so paired with the sheer size of the city, it's difficult to see everything that you might want to … Continue reading The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing

No matter where you travel, you always check the temperature so you know what to wear. Today, we're going to show you an app that you can refer to when you want to know what clothing is best to wear on your trip to Tokyo. We'll also let you know about some handy and functional … Continue reading Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing

Looking to buy a car in Japan? 3 reason you should buy a “kei car”

You might have already noticed that you see smaller cars in Japan compared to Western countries. It might surprise you but it is actually more expensive than the bigger cars, but recommended as well. Today we will be sharing with you what exactly is a kei car and 3 reasons why you should own a … Continue reading Looking to buy a car in Japan? 3 reason you should buy a “kei car”

We hope we get to help your visit to Japan in 2020!

First of all Happy New Year from Helping Dragon!(HD) We truly wish that your year will be a memorable one! Many people in the world will probably come up with a New Year's resolution at the start of the year, and it goes the same for Japanese people. So here it goes! HD Team wishes … Continue reading We hope we get to help your visit to Japan in 2020!

Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children

When you’re traveling with babies and small children you naturally end up carrying a lot more stuff and moving around becomes a worry. What’s more, Tokyo is always crowded and few people are willing to give up their bus or train seat for you. It’s not the best place for kids... I have two children … Continue reading Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children