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Elizabeth Sok

Elizabeth is a writer and translator from Canada with a PhD in history. When she’s not running after her little ones, you’ll find her in her garden in Kyushu with a cup of yame-cha and a book.

Articles

Live

What’s It Like Living in East Tokyo?

Discover the advantages of living in East Tokyo. Explore Adachi, Edogawa, Katsushika, Arakawa, Koto and Sumida wards.

By 7 min read

Learn

10 Japanese Textbooks for Advanced Learners for Business, the JLPT and Beyond

Discover Japanese textbooks for advanced learners in business, JLPT and more. Elevate your Japanese study with these essential resources.

By 6 min read

Explore

The 10 Best Things to Do in Akihabara

Planning a trip to Akihabara, Tokyo? Here are our picks for the best 10 things to do in Japan’s otaku and pop-culture capital.

By 5 min read

Explore

The 10 Best Things To Do in Shinjuku

Looking to experience urban Tokyo? Here are the top ten things to do in Shinjuku, offering towering views and beautiful gardens.

By 4 min read

Explore

The Best 10 Things To Do In Kyoto

Discover exciting things to do in Kyoto. Explore historic temples, stroll through bamboo groves and discover rich cultural experiences.

By 5 min read

Explore

The Legacy of Akira Toriyama: Dragon Ball and Beyond

While Akira Toriyama’s passing was sudden, his legacy is eternal. Join us for a look back at the history of Akira Toriyama.

By 6 min read

Explore

The 10 Best Things To Do in Hiroshima

With delicious soul food, need-to-know history and stunning natural scenery, get to know the top 10 things to do in Hiroshima Prefecture.

By 5 min read

Explore

Top 10 Nighttime Sakura Spots in Japan

While we often enjoy cherry blossoms with a picnic lunch, how about under the night sky? Keep reading for the top nighttime sakura across Japan!

By 5 min read

Culture

10 Spring Hinamatsuri Festivals in Japan

In the mood to celebrate early spring in Japan? Check out these beautiful Girls Day festivals across the country!

By 5 min read

Explore

10 Beautiful Gardens in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Learn about the best Tokyo gardens that the city has to offer.

By 5 min read

Explore

10 Great Date Spots in Tokyo for Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect spot in Tokyo for a date ? Here are 10 great ideas with food and fun suggestions to take your boyfriend or girlfriend. 

By 6 min read

Live

10 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Japan

Whether celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or on your first date, here are great ideas for dates in Japan.

By 6 min read