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Tateyama Alpine Route: Is this Japan’s Most Spectacular Mountain Destination?

Towering snow walls in late spring, grassy plains and wildflowers in summer, stunning autumn foliage, Japan’s tallest waterfall and highest

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Sight in Okinawa

Ryukyu Glass Village

This "village" is the largest glass and crafts making factory in all of Okinawa, and there is so much to explore here. Their main workshop that they offer is making ryukyu glass products, which is an Okinawan specialty that you won't find anywhere else.

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Sight in Okinawa

Kouri Ocean Tower

This spot is a beautiful 82 feet tall observation tower located on the "love island" of Okinawa There are 4 singular experiences that this venue provides for their visitors. The first one is their tower, which has a viewing deck that you can travel up to via a cute dainty little cart.

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3-Star Michelin Restaurants in Tokyo

According to the 2019 Michelin Guide, Tokyo is officially the world's number 1 food destination, check out this collection of all thirteen 3- Michelin starred restaurants in the city!

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Sight in Okinawa

Kouri Ocean Tower

This spot is a beautiful 82 feet tall observation tower located on the "love island" of Okinawa There are 4 singular experiences that this venue provides for their visitors. The first one is their tower, which has a viewing deck that you can travel up to via a cute dainty little cart.

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Sight in Tochigi

Ryuzunochaya

Located at the foot of the Ryuzu waterfall, this traditional Japanese tea house is an easily accessible rest stop . Guests can relax and watch the waterfall whi

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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 Kyoto

Koe Donuts Kyoto

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

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Sight in Hyogo

Tocen Goshoboh

The prestigious Goshoboh is located in Japan’s historic Arima Onsen hot-spring village, which is renowned for its unique thermal properties. The building itself

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Sight in Okinawa

Okashi Goten | Onna Branch

Okinawa is famous for their purple sweet potato tarts🍠, and if you visit you will likely see these little tarts in pretty little boxes adorning the storefronts of every shop you see. The special thing about this venue is that it is the only place in Okinawa that you can make your own tart👩🏻‍🍳!

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Sight in Tokyo

Oriental Bazaar

Located in the hip district of Omotesando, the Oriental Bazaar offers three floors of all things Japanese souvenirs. 😍

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Sight in Tokyo

G.C. Press GINZA

G.C. Press is a popular brand of high-end stationary found in many department stores across Japan. Their collections mainly reflect seasons and include envelopes and letter paper of all shapes and sizes. Their seals(stickers) are high quality and are usually 250 yen for 10 pieces. This shop is the brand's main branch and has a wider collection than the limited collection from department stores.

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A Coffee Tour of Nakameguro

Nakameguro has made a name for itself as the coffee hub of Tokyo. With a number of cafes situated along the Meguro river (including the world's largest Starbucks!), this is definitely an area for coffee lovers to explore.

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Tottori

Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor

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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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Sight in Okinawa

Ryukyu Glass Village

This "village" is the largest glass and crafts making factory in all of Okinawa, and there is so much to explore here. Their main workshop that they offer is making ryukyu glass products, which is an Okinawan specialty that you won't find anywhere else.

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Sight in Tochigi

Ashio-Dozan

Ashio-Dozan is an abandoned copper mine in Tochigi prefecture, now serving as a tourist attraction.

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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 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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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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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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Food
Sight in Kyoto

Koe Donuts Kyoto

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

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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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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

Miss Paris Jiyugaoka

Miss Paris features a full body foam massage on the front page of their website! You can choose different facial treatments such as aging care and acne scar treatment, face slimming, ect. Miss Paris also offers those coveted gold facials on that you see on tv, using 100% pure gold to brighten and revitalize your face.

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Sight in Tokyo

Socie GINZA

Socie not only operates spa clinics, but also hair salons, pressurized sports, bridal, as well as eye treatments. Before your treatment, they will ask you about your physical health and your mental health, which is a nice change from the usual consultation.

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Sight in Tokyo

Boudoir

Boudoir is a bilingual salon that offers facials, waxing, and mani-pedis. They have a very simple and understandable website that English speaking customers can really appreciate.

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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!