140 episodes

Welcome to Sightseeing Japan! Join hosts Jason Nieling and Paul Bresin as they explore the land of the rising sun. New podcast episodes are released every other week covering a range of topics, from geisha to vending machines and everything in between.

Sightseeing Japan Jason Nieling and Paul Bresin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to Sightseeing Japan! Join hosts Jason Nieling and Paul Bresin as they explore the land of the rising sun. New podcast episodes are released every other week covering a range of topics, from geisha to vending machines and everything in between.

    Announcements and Current Events

    Announcements and Current Events

    Join Jason and Paul as they discuss various announcements and current events!
    Topics Covered:
    Season 5 Start Date
    Patreon
    Itinerary Store
    Podcast Meetup 2024: Nov 6th, 2024 at 7:00pm at Commune on the rooftop of the Shibuya Parco shopping mall in Tokyo. Take the elevator to the 9th floor and then take the escalator to the roof.
    Tourist Ban in Gion
    Shohei Ohtani
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    • 40 min
    Akihabara

    Akihabara

    Akihabara is a unique district in Tokyo, renowned for its many electronics stores and its status as a mecca for otaku culture enthusiasts. Join Jason and Paul as they explore the vibrant streets of Tokyo's iconic "electric town"!
    Topics Covered:
    History
    Electronics (e.g. Yodobashi Akiba, BicCamera AKIBA)
    Arcades (e.g. Namco Akihabara)
    Anime Shops (e.g. Akihabara Kotobukiya, Mandarake)
    Computer Shops (e.g. Tsukumo PC Honten)
    Maid Cafes (e.g. Maidreamin)
    Akihabara Dear Stage
    Little TGV
    Akihabara Gachapon Hall
    2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan
    Yusha Kobo Keyboard Specialty Shop
    Komaki Shokudo
    Bars (Game Bar A-Button, Beer Pong Bar Grove, Hitachino Brewing Lab, Low-Non-Bar)
    Weird Vending Machine Corner
    Karaoke
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Day Trips from Tokyo

    Day Trips from Tokyo

    Tokyo has all sorts of attractions to offer, but venturing outside the bustling city for a day trip can unveil another side of Japan. Join Jason and Paul as they explore the many diverse experiences that can be had just beyond Tokyo’s borders!

    Topics Covered:
    Kamakura and Enoshima (Ep72)
    Kawagoe (Ep46)
    Nikko (Ep80)
    Mt. Fuji (Ep10, also mentioned Arakurayama Sengen Park)
    Amusement Parks (Ep 94)
    Mt. Takao (Ep 119)
    Utsunomiya
    Hakone
    Odawara
    Omiya
    Yokohama
    Chiba
    Shizuoka
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Mental health issues are part of the human experience, and Japan is not immune to the complexities and struggles that individuals face. Join Jason and Paul as they delve into some of the mental health concerns and social challenges that have gained attention in modern Japan.

    Topics Covered:
    History
    Suicide
    Karoshi
    Hikikomori
    Kodokushi
    Gomi Yashiki
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The City of Sapporo

    The City of Sapporo

    Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, is considered by many to be the most attractive city in Japan. As one of the snowiest cities in the world, it is also home to an extremely popular snow festival. Join Jason and Paul as they explore the many things to see and do in Sapporo!

    Topics Covered:
    History
    Central: Kani Honke — Sapporo Clock Tower — Odori Park — Tanukikoji Shopping Street — Nijo Market — Susukino — Ganso Ramen Yokocho — Sapporo Factory — Sapporo Beer Museum/Beer Garden
    Northeast: Moerenuma Park
    Southwest: Mount Moiwa
    Northwest: Sapporo Crab Market — Shiroi Koibito Park — Sapporo Tiene Ski Resort
    Southeast: Historical Village of Hokkaido — Hokkaido Museum
    Day Trips: Otaru — Jozankei
    Festivals: Snow Festival — Lilac Festival — Yosakoi Soran Festival — Autumn Festival — Christmas Market
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Red-Light Districts

    Red-Light Districts

    Japan’s red-light districts have evolved over the centuries, but even today they offer a complex tapestry of nightlife, entertainment, and cultural nuances. Join Jason and Paul as they delve into the intriguing history, vibrant present, and often overlooked stories of Japan’s adult entertainment hubs.

    Topics Covered:
    History
    Types of Establishments
    Safety
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

RML999 ,

Fantastic find!

This is a great podcast. I only found it a few weeks ago after searching for Japanese language learning podcasts, but have listened to a couple dozen episodes already. It’s like ‘Stuff you should know’ but for Japan. Really enjoyable and engaging, and the two hosts a quite fun.

Surrey 13 ,

Good chat

Am loving the varied topics discussed. Am learning heaps and thank the boys for the relaxed but thorough way they share information. Can’t wait to begin my visit to Japan😊

Paou691516 ,

Top

Great podcast to understand everything that encompass Japan. Super fun and interesting to hear.

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