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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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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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5 ways to embrace Japan's snow season

Now that November is here in Japan, it's just a matter of time before snow starts dumping on many parts of the country - in some spots it has already begun! If

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Neighborhood in Saitama

Kawagoe

Visiting Kawagoe, you can stroll through streets with preserved Edo-era warehouse buildings, turned into shops, cafes and museums. The city has a modern waterpa

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Sight in Hokkaido

Shiretoko Nature Office

Shiretoko Nature Office organizes Star Watching / Moon Watching tours, as Shiretoko is one of the few spots in Japan with clear skies and little artificial ligh

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Most Googled Terms in Japan 2018

Another new year has come around, which means this is the perfect time to reflect back on the year before. In 2018, Tokyo Creative saw a lot of change and growth, and in the greater scheme of things, so did Japan. So here are the top five spiciest Google searches of 2018 in Japan:

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Article by Diego Rojas

Japan at New Year's: How to Hatsumode!

Celebrating the New Year? Around the world many people spend December 31st enjoying champagne and parties. Yet in Japan, festivities are more about reconnecting

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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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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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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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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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The Udon Taxi: Japan's Only Underrated Form of Transport

The country that is home to some of the fastest trains in the world and rated by travelers to have one of the most convenient transport systems in the world, Japan’s decision to up the ante by introducing a new form of travel may change the game entirely: the Udon Taxi.

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Sight in Kagawa

Olive Park (Shodo Island)

Shodo Island is popular for growing olives and producing olive oil in Japan, earning it the nickname "Olive Island". Olive Park can be accessed by car or bus fo

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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 Oita

Ebisuyu Onsen

A tattoo friendly hot spring in Oita, Japan with gorgeous mountain views and skin healing hot spring water.

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Article by Lauren Shannon

Tokyo Creative's Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan

Hanami (cherry blossom or sakura viewing) time is here at last! Japan celebrates cherry blossoms and the coming of spring with a passion unmatched around the globe.

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Article by Kerstin Yamane

Takayama Inari Shrine in Aomori

The prefecture of Aomori is at the northern part of Tohoku. Only 1.3 million people are living there. Aomori has a very beautiful coastline and nature areas. Es

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Aomori - More than just apples!

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the island of Honshu, and its capital city goes by the same name. Aomori Prefecture as a whole is often known for the g

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Sight in Tokyo

Meguro Sanma Festival

Meguro Sanma Festival, held every September at the Meguro Ekimae shopping street, provides fresh grilled "sanma" (saury) to visitors for free.

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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 Angie Rin

5 Easy Tips to Help you Stay on Budget at Japan’s Game Centers

Japan’s game centers (arcades) are the best of the best: an endless selection of games, great prizes, and a super fun time! I will say though that for some, the

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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Udon Taxi: Japan's Only Underrated Form of Transport

The country that is home to some of the fastest trains in the world and rated by travelers to have one of the most convenient transport systems in the world, Japan’s decision to up the ante by introducing a new form of travel may change the game entirely: the Udon Taxi.

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Sight in Kagawa

Olive Park (Shodo Island)

Shodo Island is popular for growing olives and producing olive oil in Japan, earning it the nickname "Olive Island". Olive Park can be accessed by car or bus fo

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Sight in Kagawa

Morikuni Bakery

Just because this beautiful little bakery is tucked away from the general public, doesn't mean it's not guaranteed to give you a bang of flavor for your buck! Freshly baked every day, the Morikuni Bakery sells some of the crustiest bread loaves made with... sake?! Next time you're in town, we HIGHLY recommend you try some of the best sake-infuse sweet buns while sitting in their designer bakery.

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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 Oita

Ebisuyu Onsen

A tattoo friendly hot spring in Oita, Japan with gorgeous mountain views and skin healing hot spring water.

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Article by Lauren Shannon

Tokyo Creative's Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan

Hanami (cherry blossom or sakura viewing) time is here at last! Japan celebrates cherry blossoms and the coming of spring with a passion unmatched around the globe.

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Sight in Aomori

Aomori Contemporary Art Center (ACAC)

Affiliated with Aomori Public University, but still open to the public, this contemporary art center was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. Compri

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Sight in Aomori

Mount Iwaki Hyakuzawa Ski Resort

Situated at the foot of Aomori Prefecture's Mount Iwaki in Aomori, Mount Iwaki Hyakuzawa Ski Resort offers a number of pricing plans and features courses suitab

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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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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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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 Kagawa

Morikuni Bakery

Just because this beautiful little bakery is tucked away from the general public, doesn't mean it's not guaranteed to give you a bang of flavor for your buck! Freshly baked every day, the Morikuni Bakery sells some of the crustiest bread loaves made with... sake?! Next time you're in town, we HIGHLY recommend you try some of the best sake-infuse sweet buns while sitting in their designer bakery.

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Sight in Kagoshima

Ajimori

Shabu-shabu restaurant featuring Kurobuta pork from locally raised pigs.

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Sight in Kanagawa

Miyaji Buta BBQ

Miyaji Buta specialise in breeding pigs to create delicious pork dishes, particularly barbecued pork which they serve once a month to visitors to the farm. You

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Sight in Tokyo

Meguro Sanma Festival

Meguro Sanma Festival, held every September at the Meguro Ekimae shopping street, provides fresh grilled "sanma" (saury) to visitors for free.

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Article by Kaori Fujimoto

The Saint of Tea

Japanese Green tea is famous around the world and tea ceremony is a well know cultural practice. You many not know that even something as zen as tea ceremony ca

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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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Sight in Fukuoka

Midoriya Umegae Mochi

Lined up along Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street near Tenmangu Shrine, this dessert shop specializes in umagae mochi. This local specialty dessert is a grilled r

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Sight in Tokyo

Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee (Aoyama)

Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee is a small shop with two stores located in Tokyo. They specialise in desserts, namely apple pie, but also serve up a variety of

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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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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

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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