It promised to be a historic day: the sunrise over tokyo was muffled by grey clouds and an eerie chill permeated the air. Samuel, my Mexican tomodachi(friend) and I looked out from the balcony of Yadoya Orange across the ominous Nakano skyline as soon as the sky erupted with snowfakes falling to cover everything in … Continue reading Mexican in a Snow Storm
Do you like Doraemon? This is Mari of YADOYA Guesthouse. I would like to recommend if you are fun of Doraemon and also Japanese arts. Famous Japanese artist like Takashi Murakami create the art of Doraemon and it is very interesting exhibition. One of my favorite was the video by Kotobuki Shiriagari. I could not … Continue reading Doraemon exhibition at Mori arts center gallery in Roppongi Hills
Hey everyone! This is Steph from New Zealand! I was very honoured when I was asked by Yadoya to organise and host a pub crawl event. Back home in New Zealand I love me a good pub crawl so I was very excited and did a lot of research (drinking) in Nakano for the bars … Continue reading Yadoya Pub Crawl in Nakano.
Hello everyone ^^, This Wednesday we (Chris and Erik) went to a kintsugi workshop and set up two damaged Meiji era (1868-1912) sake / tea cups ^^. What is kintsugi? Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is an old Japanese ship of arranging the broken things, making them more beautiful. In kintsugi, broken bowls are reattached … Continue reading Kintsugi workshop in shin-koenji
Hello! We are two twenty-something`s who have just graduated and decided to travel Asia for six months, on a very tight budget. We have travelled Japan, and in just under a week seen such a variety of culture. This is a rough guide of how we got through Japan both quickly and (relatively) cheaply! … Continue reading Japan on a budget
Hello everyone ^^, as new volunteers for Yadoya we wanted to contribute something to the blog, so here we go ^^. This is a cliché of travelling, but it's still true so I'm going to say it: it's difficult to believe that we've only been travelling a little over a month. It seems like … Continue reading A month of travel
こんにちは。元気ですか？ Hello everybody!!! Today I will write about my winter break in Tokyo and be volunteering at Yadoya guest house. I am glad that I got an opportunity to come to Tokyo and spend my holiday with these good and kind people. I wish I could do more for them. I did small things … Continue reading My month in Tokyo
This was not my first time to use Seishun 18 Kippu(青春18切符), but my second time. This is under Japan Railway Company, you can use it for whole local or rapid lines under JR for 5 journeys only cost 11850yen, which means 2370yen per journey only. *For more details, please check with Japan Railway Company's website. … Continue reading 3 Days Trip Traveled by Seishun 18 Kippu (青春18切符) — 2016 Summer!
Nakano Hikawa Jinja Shrine(中野氷川神社) has a biggest Matsuri (Festival / Event) every year in the middle of September. And this time, YADOYA Staffs & Guests were joined this Matsuri / Event almost whole day, please see our photos below: *This photo was shooting by Laurent Perge. Omikoshi is a portable Shinto Shrine, which … Continue reading Japanese Culture Experience – Omikoshi (お神輿)!
Hello, Alice again! This time, I would like to sharing my trip of Kanazawa(金沢). This was my first time to Kanazawa, and it was this July. I went to Kanazawa by night bus, bus departured from Shinjuku Bus Terminal, the new one open this year. The close gate from Shinjuku station is New … Continue reading Kanazawa(金沢) Trip!