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!

An Art Gallery you shouldn’t miss in your stay in Tokyo: HULS

Ideas and stories lie at the beginning of every project. So what drove these project leaders to launch these projects in the first place? In this series of articles we will be introducing the stories of projects and businesses that we think you should drop by during your visit to Japan that particularly captured the … Continue reading An Art Gallery you shouldn’t miss in your stay in Tokyo: HULS

The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.

As I talked about myself earlier in this article, I am a foodie grown up in a foodie family. https://helpingdragon.com/ryu/ I am in love with the food in Hokkaido! And I might not be able to live outside of it anymore... So I talked about this in my intro article but I was born near … Continue reading The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.

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