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!!
Compared to other parts of Japan, the weather in Tokyo is actually pretty good all year round, but there has been some more extreme weather lately, and it’s not unusual to get caught in a downpour. On top of that, if you choose to visit Japan in June or the beginning of July, you will … Continue reading Enjoying Tokyo in the rain! Our 10 fave indoor activities
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
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 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
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
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”
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!
I have spent my university days in Kyoto and have lived a few years after I graduated. Out of all the places I've been to around the world, Kyoto is one of my favorite and special cities. I will be talking about the 3 reasons why I love this city and will be introducing to … Continue reading The 3 reasons why I love Kyoto and how to best access them
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