December 2, 2018, was the day the brand new “MINATO City Half Marathon 2018” was held for the first time. In recent years, a “marathon fever” has spread throughout Japan, which has led to the population of runners increasing noticeably. Being one of the big marathons, “Tokyo Marathon” is famous worldwide. For beginners however, a full marathon is a huge challenge. For those beginners who are up to a challenge, a half marathon might be the right choice!
Today, I will introduce the “MINATO City Half Marathon 2018” – a fun way to explore the city from a different angle!
In Germany and many European countries, Christmas markets take place in December until Christmas. In the midst of the cold, small stalls line up in squares in the city. At a Christmas market, you can buy candles and traditional handicrafts – and of course, a lot to eat and drink. When people get cold, a hot mulled wine helps warm them up. As for Japan, you can experience a real German Christmas market in central Tokyo!
As the Christmas season finally approaches, the city of Tokyo turns into a gorgeously sparkling playground with uncountable Christmas lights, called “illumination”. In this post, we will introduce our three writers’ favorite illumination spots in Tokyo. All of the illuminations have just started, so there is still plenty of time to head over there and enjoy it with your own eyes!
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Japanese people love to eat. Also, in everyday life and in television programs “food” is a topic everyone talks about. This curiosity regarding food may be one reason why the concept of being “vegan”, or even “vegetarian”, is unknown and sounds strange to many Japanese. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you might worry that you won’t find anything to eat when traveling around Japan … don’t worry! I have a delicious restaurant that I can recommend to you!