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

Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Japan has experienced many disasters, including earthquakes, typhoons, and heavy rains in recent years, so the chances of international visitors encountering one of these events are relatively high. Image created by Hiro If you had never experienced these kinds of disasters in your home country and then happened to be affected by one when you … Continue reading Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

There are lots of useful little stores in Japan, but did you know that Japanese people use them all for different purposes? How do we Japanese use the multitude of stores in our country? Today, we’ll be looking at the uses for the drugstores, 100 yen stores, and 300 yen stores, that are so essential … Continue reading Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

Useful knowledge: Avoiding the crowds on public transport

image by Hiroyuki Oyagi Tokyo’s trains are famous all over the world for how full they are. During rush hour, it’s not uncommon to see station attendants pushing the passengers spilling out of the carriage back through the doors and for commuters to be packed together like sardines. Now, what if you had to lug … Continue reading Useful knowledge: Avoiding the crowds on public transport