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Abroad on a Bike | Journey Across Japan

Join Chris Broad as he attempts to cycle from the seaside town of Sakata in Yamagata prefecture to Kagoshima City. Chris will cycle somewhere in the region of 2,000 kilometers over a six week period. He'll be joined by a number of guest riders.

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These 5 Japan Fall Views Will Take Your Breath Away

As summer comes to a close, we look ahead to the upcoming autumn season. Along with the (much welcomed) cooler temps, the fall season blankets all of Japan with vibrant shades of reds and yellows.

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Sailor moon themed Yukatas are trending in Japan!

Sailor moon themed yukatas? What other unique things will we see in Japan?

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Day 8: We Made a Japanese Commercial

Japanese commercials are often far from usual. Chris and Joey were tasked with producing one in under a day; here's how they got on during day eight of their journey across Japan.

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Sight in Kochi

Yanase Takashi Memorial Hall / Anpanman Museum

Experience the Anpanman world through creator Takashi Yanase’s paintings and the original artwork from his picture books.

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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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New Japanese-Foreigner Visa announced

We all know that gaining residency in Japan has always been quite difficult, but this week the Japanese government has passed a new law that allows more than 345,000 low-skilled workers into the country for the first five years with hopes to help the labor shortages in Japan.

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Ride a Pirate Ship in Japan

A pirate ship in Japan? Yes, they exist.Pirate ship ready to embark You are probably visiting Japan with plans to stay in Tokyo, but Japan has much more to offe

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2025 Osaka World Expo Announced

Osaka has taken first place in winning the rights to host the 2025 World Expo in Paris on Friday, successfully beating out Russia in the bid. Upon announcement, national celebration erupted, with many excited to show the world more of what Japan has to offer!

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Tokyo's Yayoi Kusama Voted Best Experience in the World

Time Out has just released a global “To Do List” of the top 50 experiences that a traveller MUST visit and the number one most recommended attraction in the world was awarded at our home in Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo.

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10 Most Beautiful Japanese Cities, voted by Japanese people

To get the full local-Japanese experience on your next trip to Japan, a survey of Japanese locals gave us the top 10 cities to visit in Japan!

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Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Nagasaki

Nagasaki has to be one of the most unique and culturally significant cities in all of Japan. Did you know that it is one of the only cities in Japan not to have

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Visit an Authentic Japanese Fish Market Before it's Too Late

The Kagoshima Fish Market has all the ambiance of Tsukiji in its heyday and thanks to a group of local hotel owners, you can now get a private tour.

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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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Ehime: inspiration to Spirited Away's Onsen

Taking over the northwest quarter of Shikoku Island and many smaller islands in the Seto Inland Sea, Ehime Prefecture inspired Ghibli's Spirited Away film and also grows Japan's best mandarins!

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best brewery in ehime

Founded in 1895, the Nikitatsu Brewery currently services as the single sake brewery in the Dougo area and produces a nation-wide recognized sake called “Nikitatsu”, which has drawn in tourists from all around the world for more than 100 years.

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Day 16: 12 Hours in Kyoto

Chris Broad and special guest, Pete Donaldson makes their way to the late-capital of Japan, where they meet monsters and monkey's!

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Official prince of tennis merchandise store

Great news for The Prince of Tennis fans! The decade-long animation series has finally opened an official store at Shinjuku's Marius Annex.

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Japan is making a moving Gundam statue

This 18 meter walking Gundam statue will be erected in summer of 2020, at the peak of the Olympics at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo.

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Tokyo for otakus- the complete guide

This is a guide to all the anime, manga and gaming related Shopping, Museums, Theme Parks and Cafes found in Tokyo. The google maps locations are listed beside

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Article by Kerstin Yamane

Sailor Moon Theme Cafe

The new opening of the Sailor Moon Theme Cafe has already been yearningly awaited by all Sailor Moon fans. The cafe opened in the four cities Tokyo, Nagoya, Osa

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Ride a cafe bus to see the real life locations from the film Your Name

thumb-1920-736461.png 2.15 MBphoto  via (wall-alphacoders.com)The award winning, highest grossing film and  extremely popular anime film Your Name (Kimi No Na

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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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Battledore Museum

As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to everything about Battledores, from their history to production methods. Battledore is a game resembling modern

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Battledore Museum

As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to everything about Battledores, from their history to production methods. Battledore is a game resembling modern

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Sofmap (Akihabara Buy-out Center)

Sofmap is an electronics store chain which sells new and second-hand equipment and also buys used digital goods and game software.

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You can get Magikarp Taiyaki in Akihabara!

Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake that is a very popular treat in Japan. Don’t worry though, the cake doesn’t taste like fish! Taiyaki is usually filled with a traditional red bean paste, but can be found in many different flavours such as custard, chocolate, cream and sweet potato.

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Top 5 Geek Spots in Tokyo

The Pokémon store in Character Street1. Pokémon StoreYou will probably have your biggest geek out in a Pokémon store, because who doesn't love Pokémon? There a

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The Capitol Hotel to Ban Plastic Straws

Starting in January 2019, The Capitol Hotel has decided to unveil their plans to ditch plastic straws and trial new wooden straws at their hotel’s restaurant.

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THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN JAPAN-OFF: WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT JAPAN?

As a foreigner in Japan, every day is a constant culture lesson. Sometimes you need to ask ‘why’ a lot and sometimes you just need to let it slide. Like moving to any foreign country, the longer you stay does not necessarily mean the less you know.

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My Japan is... Hidden Gems and Rural Communities

In an ongoing series of mini-posts we ask our most passionate Odigo writers “What is your Japan? ” in words and photos.My Japan Is…My Japan can be found along t

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2025 Osaka World Expo Announced

Osaka has taken first place in winning the rights to host the 2025 World Expo in Paris on Friday, successfully beating out Russia in the bid. Upon announcement, national celebration erupted, with many excited to show the world more of what Japan has to offer!

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Tokyo's Yayoi Kusama Voted Best Experience in the World

Time Out has just released a global “To Do List” of the top 50 experiences that a traveller MUST visit and the number one most recommended attraction in the world was awarded at our home in Tokyo: Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo.

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The End of the Earth: Shiretoko National Park

DJI_0134-Edit.jpg 9.01 MBAinu for the end of the earth, Shiretoko is one of the most unspoiled national parks in Japan. Its the most northeastern point of Hokk

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Day 16: 12 Hours in Kyoto

Chris Broad and special guest, Pete Donaldson makes their way to the late-capital of Japan, where they meet monsters and monkey's!

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Day 14: Abroad in Japan doesn't speak Japanese

The mystery is solved: why doesn't Abroad in Japan's Chris speak Japanese in his videos? Well, here's a dedicated video of your favorite Brit speaking ONLY in Japanese.

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How To...Onsen

When my husband and I first came to Japan, we asked a few local friends and colleagues for ideas of things to do. With striking frequency, they recommended we M

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Article by Kurt Low

5 Things You’ll Miss When You Leave Japan

You’ve finally made the trip to Japan! You’ve seen the sights, enjoyed the sounds, and ate all the delicious food along the way. But time flies like a stick of

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Shotengai - experience daily life in Japan

If you find yourself in Japan, make sure to wander off the beaten track a little bit and you will find shotengai- a pedestrian street filled with traditional sh

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Japan now has a fried-chicken robot

The world's first fried-chicken robot has made itself home in Tokyo's Osaki Lawson convenient store!

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Almost Sea Urchin Instant Noodles in Japan

In the ever-continuing saga of Japan and it’s possible skewed perspective on umami, popular Instant noodle brand, Nissin Foods have announced that they will be releasing their new flavour, 'The Cup Noodle Rich Luxuriously Thick Sea Urchin Cream'.

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Milk Tea but Without Milk and Tea is Released in Japan

Japan is known for its weird foods and drinks in the world. When you traveling to Japan, it is not surprise to find it across Japan. Most of the weird foods and

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Check out this restaurant in Kanagawa that specialises in a unique type of ramen

Who does not love ramen?! It is no exaggeration to say that there is not even an inch in Japan that is void of ramen, as you can see different types of ramen re

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3 of Tokyo's most unique ramen varieties

If you've got "enjoying some ramen" as a must-do item on that Japan bucket list, then you're in luck - there are eateries all over the country specializing in d

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Hurry for Curry! Top 3 places to easily find curry in Tokyo.

Japanese curry in itself is one-of-a-kind. There are various ways to make it, not to mention a whole bunch of different toppings to match. While there are a bun

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Eat with Goku at Cafe & Diner

The Popular Dragon Ball series is back in a yummy and also fashionable form.Sorry this time you won't be seeing Goku is his Saiyan forms but you can enjoy a nic

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Tochigi Food Guide

Sano RamenSano ramen is what you would imagine the perfect example of ramen looks like. Sano ramen prides itself on its simple yet creative cooking process, as

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Sight in Nagano

Oginoya (Karuizawa Station)

Located on the second floor of Karuizawa Station, Oginoya serves "ekiben", a type of bento meal usually sold at train stations as well as on trains. This partic

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Sight in Hokkaido

Sunset Terrace Hana Hakka

Sunset Terrace Hana Hakka is a cafe offering dishes with vegetables, rice and herbs from Hokkaido. It also opens an ice-cream parlor in the summer.

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Brown Rice by Neil's Yard Remedies

Owned by organic cosmetic brand Neal's Yard Remedies, this cafe offers organic dairy-free vegetarian and vegan meal sets, most of which feature brown rice, soup

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Sight in Gunma

Minakami Onsen Hot Spring Town

This onsen area is a collection of hot spring resort towns along the banks of Tone river, including Minakami Onsen, Tanigawa Onsen and Takaragawa Onsen. The are

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5 reasons why a trip to Japan is good for your health

You might be contemplating a trip to Japan, but you're looking for ways to justify it to yourself. After all, for many people a trip to Japan is literally trave

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Sight in Shimane

Roasted Rice Ball Tea-Soup "Nabekuni"

This restaurant is famous for their roasted rice ball tea-soup. Based on a traditional Japanese dish called ochazuke, this simple Japanese dish is made by pouri

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Tattoos and Onsen

Now, you may have heard the rule in a lot of onsens (hot springs) that required that you DO NOT have tattoos on anywhere on your body if you want to enter their

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Sight in Kagoshima

Ibusuki Natural Sand Bath Center Saraku

Saraku is a special sand bath on the coast of Ibusuki in Kagoshima, Kyushu.

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Sight in Yamagata

Zao Onsen Hot Spring

Located in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, this hot spring is renown for its sulfurous spring waters—which are said to ameliorate skin conditions—and many

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Top 5 Japanese Face Washes You Must Have!

You may have heard of Kanebo’s new rose-shaped 3-D facial cleanser “Beauty Whip Soap”, but do you know about these other top-ranked beauty cleansers? Posted by

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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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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.