• Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Round 1 is a chain of arcade-like sports/amusement centers. For a fixed time, such as 2 or 3 hours, you have access to unlimited use of the facilities, such as ping pong tables, mini basketball courts, roller rinks, arcade games, batting cages, karaoke rooms, etc. There’s something for everyone.

    Round 1 website:…[Read more]

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 10 months ago

    The National Museum of Japanese History

    The museum is located in Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture, about two-thirds of the way from Tokyo to Narita. You can get there in a 20 minute walk from Keisei-Sakura station.

    It’s an expansive museum with an excellent English audio guide. Give yourself at least 2-3 hours there. I had a great time, but if…

    [Read more]

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of General tipsGeneral tips 10 months, 1 week ago

    Your Costco membership is good in Japan!

    As in America (or your home country), you can save quite a bit by buying in bulk. Perhaps more importantly, you can buy items that may otherwise be difficult to find in Japan. It’s also nice to stop by for a quick meal. Not that I don’t like Japanese food, but every now and then nothing tastes better than…[Read more]

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of OnsenOnsen 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nana no Yu (菜々の湯) is a large bath house within walking distance of Keisei-Okubo station in Narashino, Chiba.

    There several baths, such as carbonic acid bath, an electric(?!) bath, a stone barrel bath, an outdoor bath, and two saunas. There’s also a stone spa for an extra fee, which I haven’t tried yet. If you want to double-dip, there’s a lounge…[Read more]

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of Ski & SnowboardSki & Snowboard 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hunter Mountain is located in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture.

    Fun Fact: Hunter Mountain is often abbreviated as Hantama (ハンタマ). It can mean half egg, which just so happens to be Hunter Mountain’s mascot.

    I used to live in this area and have been to Hunter Mountain several times. Even though I now live just outside of Tokyo, Hunter…[Read more]