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Mottainai Tokyo

“Mottainai!” is a phrase in Japanese that means, “What a waste!” This phrase can be referred to when food, or things are wasted. In this collection, we will explore some of the sites that help make Japan the efficient and resourceful place it is.

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Sight in Hyogo

Helllo Kitty Smile Awaji Island

Heading to Hyogo prefecture? Well make sure to make a pit stop at Hello Kitty Smile, a complex featuring fine dining restaurants to art galleries and more, all Hello Kitty themed 😻

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Sight in Tokyo

Create your one of a kind Japanese name tags at Stock+

Ranked as the #1 shopping destination in the Chuo ward on Trip Advisor, Stock+ is a company that will translate your name into Japanese (using kanji characters) to create your one of a kind custom name tags. The perfect souvenir to bring back home!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Top 5 Products to Keep you Cool During Japan’s Intense Heat 2019 Edition

We can already feel the hot, humid weather creeping on us. Here's our top 5 picks to stay cool and fresh all summer long. 🌬❄️✨

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Sight in Tokyo

Ink Stand by Kakimori

Create your one of a kind ink to take home as a souvenir at Ink Stand located close to Asakusa. The color combinations are endless.

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Sight in Saitama

Sky of Poppy Field

See over 3 million red and pink poppies dancing in the summer wind in Saitama's Sky of Poppy Field.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Michelin Announces Over 170 Restaurants in their First Ever 2019 Aichi-Gifu-Mie Japan Guide

Who received the coveted three star status? We also share with you some bang for your buck meals you can't miss out on in Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefecture.

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Part 24 : How Much Japanese Can You Learn in a Day?

How much Japanese can you cram into your head in the space of a day? We journey into Kyushu and learn vocabulary en route so you can test yourself at the end of the video!

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Sight in Mie

Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine

Facing Meoto Iwa Rocks, Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine is decorated with hundreds of frogs.

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Mottainai Tokyo

“Mottainai!” is a phrase in Japanese that means, “What a waste!” This phrase can be referred to when food, or things are wasted. In this collection, we will explore some of the sites that help make Japan the efficient and resourceful place it is.

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Sight in Tokyo

Store Your Luggage at Shibuya Station 🧳

The best and most convenient location to store your luggage while you shop and sightsee in Shibuya.

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Sight in Tokyo

On The Way

Fascinated by the Australian coffee culture, Shingo Fukuda trained as a barista overseas and in four cafes in Tokyo before opening his coffee shop in Shimokitaz

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Sight in Hyogo

Helllo Kitty Smile Awaji Island

Heading to Hyogo prefecture? Well make sure to make a pit stop at Hello Kitty Smile, a complex featuring fine dining restaurants to art galleries and more, all Hello Kitty themed 😻

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Sight in Tokyo

Create your one of a kind Japanese name tags at Stock+

Ranked as the #1 shopping destination in the Chuo ward on Trip Advisor, Stock+ is a company that will translate your name into Japanese (using kanji characters) to create your one of a kind custom name tags. The perfect souvenir to bring back home!

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Article by Elsda Li

A gourmet tour of... Leftovers?

“Mottainai!” is a phrase in Japanese that means “What a waste!”. In Japan, being frugal is ingrained into the community and the culture, and in this article we will explore some of the sites that help make Japan the efficient and resourceful place it is.

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Article by Sumi Ally C

Amazing Top 10 Ice-Cream and Kakigori in Summer Time, Japan

Ice cream and shaved ice are perceived as cooling down the body when we feel hot. During summer time in Japan, the temperature is high and humidity. Therefore,

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Akita

In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful lakes, and visit coastal towns.

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Sight in Saitama

Sky of Poppy Field

See over 3 million red and pink poppies dancing in the summer wind in Saitama's Sky of Poppy Field.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The “Hippest” Buddha Statue Everyone Is Wanting to Get a Shot of 📸

He's called "Daibutsu with sunglasses" and you'll know why. 😎

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Sneak Peek Into to the Permanent Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo

Giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the Pokemon Cafe from yours truly Sharmander and Akidearest!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

International Tokyo Toy Show 2019

Who said it was just for kids? Japan's largest toy trade show going on this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight 💁🏻‍♀️

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Sight in Tokyo

Village Vanguard Shibuya

The quirkest chain store selling character goods, sweets, clothing and more. A definite must place to check out for pop culture fans.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Asia’s Largest Art Event — Design Festa Tokyo

The 2-day extravaganza that brings artists and art enthusiasts together at the Tokyo Big Sight.

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Sight in Tokyo

Futuristic Cyberpunk Maid Cafe Only in Akihabara

The number one maid cafe on TripAdvisor's popularity ranking, a sneak peek into the futuristic cyberpunk maid cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo.

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Article by Lorelei VanderGriend

Underground Male Idol Group: Broom☆

Japan is chock-full of idol groups that have made it big. To fans, they are faraway and untouchable. But what if you could have a more sincere and close-up expe

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Sight in Osaka

Kitahama Retro Building

Located opposite the Osaka Securities Exchange and facing Nakanoshima Park, this Western-style two-storey building dates back to 1912. Declared a Registered Tan

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Sight in Tokyo

Moomin Bakery & Cafe

This theme bakery and cafe is dedicated to the popular Scandinavian comic and cartoon "The Moomins".

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Sight in Oita

Snoopy Tea House (Yufuin)

This cafe and toy store specializes in Peanuts-themed foods and goods. Snoopy is a very iconic character in Japan and has inspired many of the dishes and drinks

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Sight in Oita

Kiki's Bakery

This bakery was created after the image of the bakery from the Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service". The bakery offers fresh butter croissants and other handm

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Top 5 Products to Keep you Cool During Japan’s Intense Heat 2019 Edition

We can already feel the hot, humid weather creeping on us. Here's our top 5 picks to stay cool and fresh all summer long. 🌬❄️✨

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Sight in Tokyo

Ink Stand by Kakimori

Create your one of a kind ink to take home as a souvenir at Ink Stand located close to Asakusa. The color combinations are endless.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

A BATTLE TO FIND THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM LAOX

Who will win? Team Canada vs. Team Japan run around Laox to try and find the BEST birthday gift for Emma (Tokidoki Traveller)!

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Sight in Tokyo

Ginza LoFT

Japan's #1 lifestyle goods store opens its new store in Ginza. Just a few steps away from MUJI Ginza!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Why the Newest MUJI Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo Part 1

Sharing with you part one of our in depth feature of MUJI Ginza the flagship store taking over central Tokyo!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Why the Newest Muji Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo - Part 2

MUJI in Ginza has outdone itself! Check out our favorite additions in Part 2 of our MUJI journey!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Why the Newest Muji Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo Part 3

Part 3 of our last series covering everything on MUJI Ginza! Sharing why MUJI Diner is a must try along with why it's worthwhile to stay at MUJI Hotel Ginza.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Behind the Scenes at Tokyo Talk x Elsa Aka. Bunny Tokyo’s Interview

Giving you a rare access behind the scenes look into the latest interview shoot with none other than blogger, Instagrammer, Elsa, aka, BunnyTokyo and with Tokyo Talk.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

TC Home Tour: Nifty House Products Featured in Shiori’s Home & How You Can Own Them Too 🏡

Find out where you can get all of the cool and nifty house products featured in Shiori's home tour! And also enter into our latest video competition to win...

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Who's the Japanese Artist Featured in Momager Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home?

Find out about the Japanese artist who's artwork was recently featured in Queen momager, Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home and where you can find his artwork in Japan.

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Article by Mike B

How to Enjoy Japan's Drinking Culture if You Don't Drink

Japan has a fun and unique drinking culture, in part because it allows the normally reserved, conservative Japanese to let their hair down, take off their ties

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Sight in Kyoto

Koe Donuts Kyoto

Kyoto goes donut crazy. 😍🍩The organic donut store that's taking Kyoto by storm.

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Sight in Tokyo

Pokémon Café

Pokémon fans unite! ⚡️Enjoy a 90 minute meal with your fav pokemons at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Michelin Announces Over 170 Restaurants in their First Ever 2019 Aichi-Gifu-Mie Japan Guide

Who received the coveted three star status? We also share with you some bang for your buck meals you can't miss out on in Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefecture.

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Sight in Tokyo

Suzukien Asakusa

Head to Asakusa to try the world's richest matcha gelato. 🍵🍦

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Sight in Tokyo

Shibuya Stream

Shibuya Stream — The lesser known part of Shibuya that's brimming with restaurants, cafes and more! 🍝☕️🍰

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Welcome in the New Era with Some Reiwa Cup Noodles!? 🍜

Commemorate the new era—Reiwa with the limited edition design Nissin Cup Noodles! 😋

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Article by Tokyo Creative

7 Matcha Flavored Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Spring 🍵 — 2019 Edition

Spring is here and we are serving you 7 must-try Uji matcha treats for the season! 🍵

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Article by Tokyo Creative

KAWAGOE FOOD TOUR: TOP SNACKS TO TRY IN THE CITY OF SWEET POTATOES 🍠

Sweet potato paradise 🍠 Check out these 6 foods in Kawagoe that will send your taste buds on a nostalgic trip to the Edo period of Japan! 😋

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Sakura Sweets and Gifts for a Foodie —2019 Edition 🌸

All things pink 🌸Sharing with you this seasons sakura themed sweets and gifts for a foodie!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Shimanto City: Your Escape to the Southern Islands of Japan

Interested in taking a break from the city? Well, this is your chance to live and travel like a true local to the town of Shimanto. Only a little bit south from Kochi Prefecture, Shimanto City is the escape from the city that you’ve been longing for!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Take on the Southern Islands Like a Local: Kochi Prefecture

If you’ve already hit the top tourist spots in Japan (we’re talking about the big three: Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto) and are thinking of exploring Japan like a local despite being a city boy or girl, then take on a smaller-scale city– like Kochi Prefecture! In 2018, Kochi had it's very own TeamLab 'Borderless' exhibition, so be readyt to expect bigger and better events at Kochi!

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Sight in Tokyo

Plaza Shibuya

Newly renovated in spring of 2019, the Plaza store has all of the latest trending cosmetics, tech accessories, stationery, snacks and more. Located conveniently on the basement floor of Shibuya 109.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

A New Tiffany & Co. Concept Store Opens in Harajuku: Home to 1 of 2 Tiffany Cafes in the World!

Tiffany & Co. and Harajuku have teamed up on a new concept store called Tiffany @ Cat Street!

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Article by Tokyo Creative

We head to LUSH Harajuku's LUSH LABS — the first concept store of its kind

2 floors dedicated to those fizzy and colorful bath bombs. A bath bomb lovers dream come true! 🛁

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Shodoshima: Be Your Best Artistic Self

If you’re in Japan for its art and cultural beauty, then your preparation for this year’s Setouchi Triennale Art Festival has already begun! For your Ghibli fix and views that easily contest the Mediterranean, Shodoshima is the only place to be.

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Sight in Tokyo

Salon De' Parure & Bar Bar

At night, the hair salon Salon De' Parure transforms into the drinking establishment Bar Bar.

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Article by Yashwanth Kumar Rasani

2 cool Japanese products to instantly cover your hair loss

Have you gone bald and looking for other alternatives than wearing a permanent hat? Are you ashamed of wearing a wig that looks unnatural and damages your remai

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Turning 20 in Japan – Seijinshiki

For those who have turned 20 in Japan, the seijinshiki (coming of age day) is a traditional rite of passage. Find out the process of preparing for this event, what to wear, and what to expect here!

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Article by Julia Lai

Coco Chanel Game Center

 Chanel has opened a limted pop up game center at Case B Harajuku.Here you can experience retro games featuring chanel products etc.As well trying your luck at

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Article by Lauren Shannon

Soba at the New Year for a Long, Healthy Life

Kyoto Soba Restaurant from Flickr cc hira3 Slurp in a Happy New Year with soba, a traditional Japanese noodle dish. Made from buckwheat noodles and often serve

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Article by Danica Ann Unrada

Spend or Save: Top 10 Skincare Products in Japan

Make-up removers and cleansers are the key to ultimate goal of all Japanese skin care secrets: a beautiful, radiant skin. And there are different types of clean