Contributor

Lucy Dayman

Originally from Australia, in 2016 Lucy left her job as an editor of a culture and music magazine in Melbourne to live in Japan simply because it seemed like a fun idea — and it’s been her best life decision yet. Between freelance writing and traveling, she's been dabbling in some very amateur film photography, which you can check out on her Instagram. Check out her other writing work and photos at lucydayman.tumblr.com

Articles

Culture

Design Festa: From Party Origins to Asia’s Biggest Art Event

The story of this ever-evolving creative institution that helps artists showcase their work on a global stage.

By 7 min read

Explore

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

By 6 min read

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The Story of Shimokitazawa

There's history behind this hipster 'hood, once dubbed the coolest neighborhood in the world.

By 9 min read

Live

7 Weird Japanese Valentine’s Gifts You Won’t Regret Giving

Celebrate this Valentine's Day in Japan by being super weird about it.

By 5 min read

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5 of Tokyo’s Best Night Views

Unique spots to witness the city come alive after dark.

By 5 min read

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4 Quirky Ways to Experience Tokyo at Night

Night-time canoe tours and boozing in black markets — discover a different side of Tokyo.

By 5 min read

Culture

You Have to See These Ridiculous Japanese CG Crime Reenactments

Asahi TV crime show goes full Street Fighter and Twitter is living for it.

By 2 min read

Live

JP Smart Wi-Fi: The Pocket Wi-Fi Helping Foreigners Connect On and Offline

If you’re planning a long visit or looking to study abroad in Japan, JP Smart Wi-Fi has totally got you.

By 5 min read

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22 of Japan’s Most Famous Matsuri: A Travel Calendar

From this summer through next spring, here’s your ultimate Japan festival guide.

By 15 min read

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9 Vacations to Help Rebuild Japan’s Disaster Hit Regions

From historic onsen villages to stunning coastal towns, book a holiday at one of these beautiful destinations and know your money is helping disaster-affected regions get back on their feet.

By 10 min read

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7 Tokyo Suburbs to Consider for Your Next Move

If you're thinking about a move to Tokyo, here are some affordable neighborhoods to check out that often fly below the radar — meaning better choices for you!

By 6 min read

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A Simple Guide to the Izakaya

The izakaya is an undeniable staple of Japanese social life, so what is it and what do you actually do? Here are some helpful tips.

By 5 min read