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7 English Sounding Japanese Words That You Never Knew!

Japanese native Shiori Sensei teaches Emma (Tokidoki Traveller) what these English words really mean in Japanese. A must learn before your next trip to Japan!

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Space X sends a Japanese BILLIONAIRE to Space!

Space X sends a Japanese BILLIONAIRE to Space!: New treats from Starbucks in Japan: This week in Japan

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12 Hours in Hakone – Autumn Special

Hakone is a really nice area in Kanagawa prefecture and is perfect for a daytrip from Tokyo. For sure, you can go there every time around the year, but every season has its special atmosphere and highlights...

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Japanese Snacks VS American USA Snacks, Which Country Has The Best!?

Emma (Tokidoki Traveller), Chris (OkanoTV) and Patricia (Patricia Vergara) Taste test Japanese snacks vs American Snacks...Who has the best snacks?

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Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan

 Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only

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5 spots you must see in Monobegawa, Kochi Prefecture

Stray away from the hype of Tokyo and check out the hidden gems of the Kochi Prefecture.

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Article by Chris Okano

Why Noboribetsu MUST Be On Your Hokkaido Itinerary

 Beautiful almost every season, this article will explain why your next Japan adventure should be in Hokkaido and more specifically, Noboribetsu. Noboribetsu No

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The First Impression of Fukuoka

Fukuoka City is a large and populous city in Kyushu Prefecture, to the south of Japan. Close to Korea and not far from China, with access to the sea, it is an

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Article by Lily Sergent

Kokubunchô, the Sendai night life.

Kokubunchô is the largest entertainment district throughout Tohoku and is located in the center of Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture. About 3000 restaurants and bar

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Nishi Awa: Japan’s Hidden Nature Getaway in Tokushima Prefecture

If you have never heard of Shikoku Island in Japan, it will for sure be on your radar soon as many more tourists and foreigners are choosing this area to either travel to or settle down in. But more specifically, one of the prefectures that is gaining a lot of attention recently is Tokushima Prefecture.

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Best Travelling Seasons in Aichi

Like many prefectures, every season Aichi has several festivals that occur. Aichi in particular, however, is known for its large performance arts culture which

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Sight in Niigata

Owaraji (Kuratani's Big Straw Sandals)

The Owaraji of Kuratani are giant's sandals, which are hung at both ends of the town for protection every year in early spring.

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Hotel in Oita

Ryotei Tanokura

Featuring public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths, the completely non-smoking Ryotei Tanokura offers rooms with tatami (woven-straw) floors and traditional multi

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Article by Mike B

Shinkansen Diaries: Your Guide to the Best Detours Along the Way

These places may be some you've never heard of before, but these little detours can offer some of the best sights and experiences in Japan, especially if you have increased flexibility with the Japan Rail Pass.

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Article by Mike B

Visit Japan's Most Photogenic Castle in Himeji (Shinkansen Diary Series)

You may not be into castles or history, but there is something inescapably iconic about Himeji castle that makes it worth the trip for any traveler in Japan.

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Article by Nami Komorebispirit

The perfect stay in Miyajima

Miyajima is definitely one of the most popular destinations for tourists who visit the Hiroshima area. With its status as one of Japan's top three scenic views and its rich cultural heritage, it comes as no surprise that hundreds of tourists flock to this

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6 Places to visit if you like anime and manga

Merch stores, themed cafés, Akihabara, manga museums... there are many things manga and anime fans can do when they visit Japan that they often don't have the c

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Sight in Osaka

Pokemon Center Osaka

Osaka City's Pokemon Center is located on the 13th floor of the Daimaru department store right by Umeda Station.

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Sight in Tottori

Izumi Game Hall

First opened in 1961, this retro gaming arcade has recently been renovated by the Misasa Ryokan Association. At Izumi Game Hall, visitors can experience the nos

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Hotel in Osaka

Yoshi's House

Conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from both JR Nanba Station and Nankai Nanba Station, Yoshi’s House offers unique retro-style accommodation. Lively Dot

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Sight in Tokyo

Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe

The Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe recreates the world of the famous and popular game "Final Fantasy" through its interior decoration and menu items. The cafe also hosts various events related to the game.

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Sight in Tokyo

Akihabara Super potato

A video game paradise that is a treasure trove for retro game lovers, selling everything from Game Watch to all classic Nintendo systems. There is also a vintage game arcade on the 5th floor of Super Potato.

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Sight in Kanagawa

Sega Yokohama Chinatown

Sega Yokohama Chinatown is a game center and video game arcade right by Chinatown's east entrance.

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Article by Miki P

Hello Kitty Tea House - Kyoto

This traditional Japanese tea house isn't a normal tea house, but is designed completely with a Hello Kitty vibe, where guests can enjoy the iconic Sanrio Character while also enjoying a taste of Japanese culture.

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Nagomi-style. cafe akiba

Nagomi-style. cafe akiba is an internet/manga cafe designed like a traditional inn, with tatami floors and lanterns and the staff are wearing kimonos.

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Article by Julia Lai

Power Up like A Saiyan with the Dragon Ball X Lipovitan-D

Power up like Goku and friends from the Dragon Ball Z series , by drinking the drink Lipovitan-D.Lipovitan-D is a energy drink popular and trusted in Japan, des

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Top 5 Geek Spots in Tokyo

You will probably have your biggest geek out in a Pokémon store, because who doesn't love Pokémon? There are 2 main Pokémon stores located in Tokyo.

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Play Ball! See a Baseball Game in the Tokyo Area

"...Buy me some sushi and sake, Jack. I don't care if we ever get back..."I once read that 'Cricket is an Indian game that just happened to be invented in Engl

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Your Ultimate Travel Companion: A Japanese Book

Reading Japanese literature in Japan is a wonderful immersive experience. If you’re a massive nerd like me, you can take literary pilgrimages to the places you

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Article by Lily Sergent

A Walk Through The 800 Year History Of Japanese Tea.

Japan is known for its healthy and minimalist diet and it is said that every ingredient is treated with the utmost care. From the freshest sushi to the ramen t

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My top 5 Instagram accounts to follow when you have Japan wanderlust

When it comes to travel plans and inspiration, I get my motivation from a few different sources.  Gone are the days of only being able to access travel ideas th

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Drift Ice -a unique phenomenon in Japan's winter months!

Travel is all about new experiences, and getting to do things that we may not be able to back home. If you like seeking out unique experiences when you're visit

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Hotel in Oita

Yufuin Yasuha

Surrounded by lush vegetation, Yufuin Yasuha offers traditional Japanese accommodation with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon bedding. Its public and priv

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Sight in Osaka

Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO)

This art gallery in the waterfront area of Osaka harbor is one of the largest rental spaces for contemporary art in Japan.

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Sight in Osaka

Nipponbashi Denden Town

One of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, and packed with electrical equipment discount stores, this area is known as Osaka's Akihabara. More traditiona

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Article by Jay Bowler

Kansai from the Sky: An Osaka Observation Deck Guide

Osaka. What can be said about Osaka? Well, as far as being my absolute all time favourite place in Japan as it holds so many hidden treasures, it is also an inc

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Sight in Osaka

Edion Arena Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)

Located only a short walk from Namba Station, this indoor sporting arena first opened its doors in 1952. The arena was originally named "Osaka Prefectural Gymna

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Article by Miki P

Kimono experience for only 500 yen in Osaka! Including some of the best photo spots!

Osaka Museum of Housing and LivingThe Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is probably not on most people list when visiting Osaka. Personally, I rarely go to mus

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Sweet treats to beat the Japanese summer heat!

Summer in Japan can get pretty hot and humid, but it's also a great excuse to stuff your face with cold, sweet Japanese desserts! If you're travelling to Japan

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Top 5 must-try Japanese street food!

Festivals, flea markets and community events in Japan all have one very delicious thing in common- tons of freshly prepared street food, served piping hot! Japa

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Tokyo Food Guide

Tokyo, one of the best cities for food in Japan.  In Tokyo, you’ll be able to experience gourmet foods from every prefecture in Japan, world-class sashimi, yaki

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Article by Johanna Forsberg

Izakaya - Japan's best way to eat and drink.

One of the best ways of trying Japanese food and drinks while in Japan is to visit an izakaya, the Japanese version of a pub. You can find these establishments

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Hokkaido food paradise

Hokkaido is almost synonymous with the image of seafood - snow crabs, scallops, oysters, salmon and all sorts of treasures from the sea.  Seafood Paradise Winte

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Article by Asha Mehta

THE BIGGEST OKONOMIYAKI IN JAPAN?!

Ask the locals of Kyoto and they will definitely know Jumbo Okonomiyaki. The popular diner was one of the first things recommended to us by several of our buddi

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Sight in Osaka

Tenjin Mochi

This wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) shop is best known for their "tenjin mochi". The handmade rice cakes were the first products to be sold when the stor

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Article by Mike B

Drinking Sake and Marveling at the Bishamon-do at Urasa (Shinkansen Diary Series)

Located only 1.5 hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen is Urasa, the center of Minami-Uonuma in the heart of yukiguni, or snow country.

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Sight in Osaka

Osaka Takoyaki Museum

The Takoyaki Museum in Osaka is a dedicated space for the most famous takoyaki (grilled octopus) shops. As well as a museum showcasing a history of ingredients

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Article by Yashwanth Kumar Rasani

2 Authentic 'Yaki' Dishes To Try When You Are In Osaka

Osaka comes second just to Tokyo when it comes to modernisation, facilities, population, tourism, opportunities and what not! Osaka being a long lasting trade c

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The Best 15 Must Buy Souvenirs in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the most popular cities for tourists even though Osaka is smaller than Tokyo. Over 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka in 2016 which is t

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The Highest Repurchase Products from Muji in Japan

Muji is popular for high quality, low price and clear packaging. All the skin care products are made of natural water from Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

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Beauty for a buck - Japan's 100 yen store cosmetic buys!

Shopping for cosmetics in Japan is super fun - you've got everything from fancy high end stores like MAC and Shu Uemura in Omotesando, through to brands like Ka

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Sight in Tokyo

Uka (Tokyo Midtown)

This premier salon is located in the prestigious Tokyo Midtown complex. The establishment has hair, nail and skin courses to tend to both men and women's needs.

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Sight in Niigata

Suwada Open Factory

This shop creates premium nail nippers and other similar tools. The factory, open from 8 am with last entry at 5 pm, features glass windows into the workspace s

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Top 5 Foreigner-Friendly Nail Salons in Shibuya

The ever lovely Kim Dao recently visited the area to spend the day and test out a place called TRU Nail. No matter what your taste, nail designs range from simple one-color nails to bold patterns to 3D art nails with sparkling gemstones and more on top.

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Eclat Daikanyama

Eclat Daikanyama is a hair salon which provides hair spa, nail care and make-up services as well as kimono fitting.

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Flowers, Rhinestones and Mermaids, Oh My! Japanese Nail Trends 2017

Fur, flowers, velvet, houndstooth, leopard print are all things you'll find on which fashion item in Japan? This year, it's not just winter coats but nail art also!

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Good things come in small packages: 5 travel sized wonder wipes to save the day!

When it comes to packing for travel, convenience is paramount.

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Asian Beauty Gurus Do Emma's Makeup! [Ft. Kim Dao and Sunnydahye]

In this video, Sunny Dahye and Kim Dao, our beauty gurus each do half of Emma's makeup to see which one she likes the best!

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Babydoll Tokyo

Baby Doll Tokyo is a select store of beauty and decadence.

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Best Japanese cleansing oils

How are all your Japanese friends able to keep their complexions looking fresh and baby-soft all the time?

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