Image from Mitsui Shosen HP It makes us very happy to see more and more people from overseas traveling long term/distances across Japan! Did you know that you can take a ferry from the mainland to travel Hokkaido? The price ranges from 8000~10,000 yen, and the duration takes roughly 20 hours. So if you have … Continue reading The 2 ports you should know to enter in and out of Hokkaido.
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
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
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
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
We care about Everybody’s why On helpingdragon.com we will be sharing with you everybody’s why. Not only of the people we interview but our team members as well. We hope that this will encourage you to come and find out how we think and how we live our lives ^ ^ First one up will … Continue reading Introduction to the Founder of Helping Dragon: PJ
Photo by Tianshu Liu on Unsplash Hello again! In this article we’ll be introducing you to free tools that help you get around Tokyo. If you know which apps will help you to use free Wi-Fi spots effectively, or show you where you can charge your phone or tablet, then those will make traveling this city much easier. … Continue reading 4 free tools to help you get around Tokyo more easily