Careers / Austin Rea: Professional Photographer + English Teacher Tokyo

Careers / Austin Rea: Professional Photographer + English Teacher Tokyo

  Austin was part of our initial training group for ECC in Nagoya, we all arrived in Japan at the same time and we all made the move to Tokyo at the same time. Austin is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. He’s lived in Japan for almost two years and he currently works as a professional […]

4 Must See Kyoto Sights

4 Must See Kyoto Sights

With over a thousand temples and four hundred shrines, you could easily spend weeks in Kyoto and still not see all the city has to offer. If you don’t have weeks to explore Japan’s cultural capital make sure to prioritize some of the city’s most majestic sights. Blaine and I did not have nearly as […]

What to do in Ginza   

What to do in Ginza  

Photo of Yurakucho by Austin Rea   Ginza is Tokyo’s luxury shopping district. Much like New York City’s 5th Avenue, Ginza’s streets are lined with glistening designer brand towers luring shoppers to open their purses and enjoy the supple fabric and expert stitching of haute couture. Blaine and I don’t buy designer clothes and accessories […]

5 Best Places to Shop in Japan

5 Best Places to Shop in Japan

1. Uniqlo Uniqlo is my favorite Japanese clothing store and it’s one of the few places we were able to find clothes that mostly fit Blaine. The Uniqlo flagship store in Ginza is an impressive 11-story shop with most of its floors devoted to basic men’s and women’s wear. One entire floor is devoted to […]

Tokyo One Day Itineraries

Tokyo One Day Itineraries

  Asakusa + Odaiba Start the morning at Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, and the nearby Nakamise Dori shopping area. Around Nakamise you’ll find traditional souvenirs like powder green tea, tapestries, and geta (wooden sandals worn with kimonos) Walk 20 minutes from Sensoji across the Sumida River to Tokyo Skytree, the tallest building in […]

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