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JOURNEY ACROSS JAPAN: ABROAD ON A BIKE

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Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

Ramen like you've never tasted before: Afuri Ramen

Ichiran Ramen or Ippudo Ramen are usually what comes to mind when people talk about “Ramen Shops in Japan”.  However, today I would like to introduce another on

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Article by Elsda Li

Cowabunga in Okinawa! | Explore this Island’s Beach Activities

Okinawa is commonly referred to as the Hawaii of Japan, and for those of you planning your next summer getaway, this could be the perfect destination for a fun-fulled summer. Here are a few kinds of activities that you can enjoy during your stay!

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Scary Monster Cafe Right Outside of Tokyo!

As Emma and Sharla deserve their much-needed rest they go on an adventure just outside of Tokyo. Chofu City is the perfect place to experience cool places such as the monster cafe and see some nature as well.

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

The Most Breathtaking Jazz Concert this Fall

Sure, there are many cozy nooks to listen to live jazz music in the city, but how about a jazz concert right in the middle of a thousand brilliantly red maple trees in one of Japan's most unusual parks?

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Sight in Yamanashi

Arakura Sengen Jinja Shrine & Chureito Pagoda

Located on a mountainside, this shrine overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji was built in 705. The five-story pagoda belongs to the shrine and was built in 1963 as a peace memorial.

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Article by Mike B

Discovering Tokyo's Beautiful Bookstores

If you're like me, you enjoy a good book.  Not just reading it, but every little detail from the smell of the paper, the texture of the ink on the pages, and th

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Article by Kathrin Kecht

Chilling Tales for Hot Nights: Ghosts in Japan

Thrilling must-know Japanese tales that will tie up your Summer experience!

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Article by Travelling Firefly

Want to see Cosplay in Tokyo? You can't miss these places!

via https://www.instagram.com/p/BYgE4vohj8UMost travellers to Japan will be planning a visit to Harajuku and Takeshita-dori, long known for its unique, only-in-

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Article by Jinming Xie

Experience in Supreme Harajuku, Tokyo and Osaka

Supreme in harajuku, Tokyo One of the five supreme stores is located in omotensando in harajuku, Tokyo, and this store is a smaller one in Tokyo comparing with

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Article by Claudia Mitsubori

A Fun Time with the Osaka Amazing Pass

Osaka is one of the most popular places in Japan to be visited by foreign tourists next to Tokyo and Kyoto. There are many things to see and to do – and there i

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5 reasons to visit Aomori Prefecture

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu, but is easily accessible by shinkansen from Tokyo - if you've got a JR rail pass you can

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Article by thyna vu

Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass: The Best Travel Pass for Hiroshima

The Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass is a travel pass that comes in a few different forms, available only for visitors to Japan. While some city-specific tourist pa

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Sight in Wakayama

Kumano Hongu-taisha Shrine (Oyunohara)

Kumano Hongu-taisha Shrine is part of the Kumano Sanzan, a UNESCO World Heritage, and has the largest Torii shrine gate in Japan.

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Sight in Niigata

Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

Niigata Prefecture is well known as one of the most famous prefectures for rice. The #1 branded rice, Koshihikari has for awhile now been ranked very highly wit

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Article by Travelling Firefly

Naoshima: the Japanese Island with a Difference

Between the main island of Japan, Honshu and the smaller island of Shikoku some 27 islands dot the area known as the Seto Inland Sea. Of these islands, Naoshima

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Sight in Miyagi

Tashirojima Island

Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of th

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Lake Ashinoko ( 芦ノ湖 )

If you look for beautiful and scenic places in Japan, this will probably be on your list already. If not, this article might contain a pretty interesting destin

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Article by Sam Lesmana

7 things to try when in Yamagata!

On a week-long trip around Yamagata Prefecture, I found myself falling in love with the countryside, the quiet but impressive temples and shrines, the kindness

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Article by Asha Mehta

Kyoto's best 5 autumn colour spots

Prepare for the Autumn leaves in advance!

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Sight in Kyoto

JR Arashiyama Station

A lot of people visit Arashiyama to enjoy cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of

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Sight in Nagano

Bessho Onsen

Bessho Onsen is said to be the hot spring village with the oldest history in Nagano. There are several important cultural structures in this town, a fact that g

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Article by Steven Chua

Fan Artist & The World of the Doujinshi

Fan fictions turned into real life!

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Article by Miles Amosun

Adventures in Akihabara

All anime fans have heard of Akihabara once in their life. It’s the ultimate goal to live the dream and walk down through colorful streets filled with signs of

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto - Tips for the Robot Restaurant!

Inevitably, when you come to Japan (or if you're living here, when you have family or friends visit), they'll want a taste of quirky Japan to some degree. I don

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Article by Mike B

Racing Back onto the Scene: Tamiya 4WD Racers!

Wall full of nostalgiaWhen I was a kid, a type of model race car zoomed into the market and won over the hearts of kids and adults alike.  Tamiya, long known a

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Article by Sam Lesmana

What are Tenugui?

I'm here today to present to you one of my favourite things to buy in Japan. I'm not much of a shopper so I don't often buy gifts or souvenirs, however I do mak

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Sight in Tokyo

Takadanobaba Mikado Arcade

Located in Tokyo's student village of Takadanobaba, this gaming arcade is stocked with vintage gaming machines from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Sight in Tokyo

Soundsgood

Accessible by Shimokitazawa Station, this shop sells American vintage toys. The items sold at the shop are handpicked personally by the shops's owner, who trave

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Sight in Kanagawa

Warehouse (Kawasaki)

Warehouse Kawasaki is a game center modeled after Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City.

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Sight in Oita

Otarabo 'Otaku Laboratory'

If you have any kind of interest in anime, 'Otarabo' is a must visit bar located in the center of Oita City. The impressive amount of figures, magazines and DVDs to keep you entertained is only surpassed by the selection of cocktails on offer!

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Sight in Tokyo

Tollywood

Tollywood is a theatre for those who love short films, or simply can’t sit through a full length feature without falling asleep. Some of the best and most meaningful stories can be shorts, so don’t be quick to dismiss it! This is a popular place for the young local movie buffs in the bohemian-esque district of Shimokitazawa. Images from Sabukaru Tokyo

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Article by Angie Rin

Antique Mystic at Oedo Antique Market!

Everyone has their own little guilty pleasure in collecting things. For some people it could be little things stamps, hair clips, or pins. For others, it could

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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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Sight in Kyoto

Gallery Sanjo Gion

Gallery Sanjo Gion is an art gallery located in Kyoto City that has a range of artwork from numerous genres such as Japanese and Western paintings, engravings,

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Article by Asha Mehta

Whirlwind guide to Japan's top theme parks

Theme parks are such fantastic ways to have fun. With themed shows, thrill rides, fireworks and your favorite characters, they are a true modern marvel. Japan

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Article by Ej Uy

Chii~zu: A Journey inside the Nikon Museum

A trip to the Nikon Museum as an amateur photographer.

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TC Tea Time 17 : A Guide to Tokyo Nightlife

In this episode, we invite Jake (JakenbakeLIVE), Elsa (Bunny Tokyo) and Paris (Lesweetpea) to talk about their experiences on the Nightlife scene in Tokyo, Japan, and some recommendations of their favorite spots.

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10 souvenirs under 1000 yen that you never knew you needed

Souvenir shopping is one of the most fun things to do on a vacation. It’s significantly harder to enjoy though when you have several people to buy for, or limit

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Falling for fall - 3 places to bungy jump in Japan with autumn views!

If you've ever wanted to experience bungy jumping, there are several places you can enjoy that weightless adrenalin rush in Japan. As an added bonus, in the aut

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Sight in Iwate

Morioka History and Culture Museum

Morioka History and Culture Museum displays the treasures of the Morioka clan as well as exhibits about festivals in Morioka.

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TC Tea Time 15 : How Do Foreigners Make Friends in Japan?

jakenbakeLIVE joins us once again to discuss how to make friends in Japan. This may sound like a weird topic to discuss but if you have ever lived in Japan before, you would understand that it's actually more difficult than it sounds!

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Article by Hayden Murphy

Lights, Camera, Japan! Locations That Inspired Films

Japan is no stranger to the world of cinema.

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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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Sushi not for you? Easing into Japanese Cuisine!

When it comes to eating, I know plenty of people that are in the “I'll try anything once!” camp, and others who are card carrying members of the extreme fussy e

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Sight in Nara

Housekibaco

Popular cafe in Nara's Cube development selling kakigori (shaved ice).

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Sight in Saga

Karatsu Burger (Oteguchi)

This food stall sells handmade burgers, a local specialty of Karatsu City. Well known for their homemade demi-glace sauce, Karatsu Burger prepares each burger w

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Article by Mike B

Only in Japan: Rice Burgers!

Enjoy your patty with a bun made of... rice?!

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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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Sight in Oita

Sato-no-Eki Kanawa

In the city of steam, we recommend you try Beppu’s iconic hot-spring steamed delicacies! The natural minerals in the steam give the food a deliciously unique taste, bringing out the true flavors of the food through additive-free cooking.

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Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

Ramen like you've never tasted before: Afuri Ramen

Ichiran Ramen or Ippudo Ramen are usually what comes to mind when people talk about “Ramen Shops in Japan”.  However, today I would like to introduce another on

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Article by Steven Chua

A Fall's Appetite: 7 Must-try food for autumn in Japan

食欲の秋(Shokuyoku no Aki), or A Fall's Appetite is a term in Japan which describes the abundance in food during the season of harvest. Countless types of food come

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Sight in Nagano

Sakurai Kanseido Honten Confectionary

This confectionary shop offers various Japanese-style sweets, many of them made with kuri (chestnut) and is located about 7 minutes from Obuse Station on foot.

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Article by Donna Rhae

How to Oden

It's that time of year again! With the cooler weather just around the corner, convenience stores are starting to stock Oden. Learn more about this tasty dish.

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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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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 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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Article by Phin 萍

Is it Safe to consume or drink Tap Water in Japan?

Japan is a clean and tidy country. It has fresh air, spotless streets, clean washrooms, clean and tidy convenience stores and more. When travels to Japan, there

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Sight in Okinawa

Kumejima Tsumugi

Kumejima Tsumugi is a museum about tsumugi, the handwoven silk that originated in this area.

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Article by Sumi Ally C

Amazing Top 10 Hand Creams Tested by LDK the Beauty Magazine

Do you have cracked, rough and dry hands? The benefits of using a hand cream is softer hands. The hand cream replenishes lost moisture and prevent dryness of ha

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Article by Danica Ann Unrada

Spend or Save: Beauty Products in Japan

Japan has many amazing things to offer to its visitors, from beautiful parks to onsens to numerous temples to sushi and to all-night karaoke bars. But it also h

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Article by Lauren Shannon

Makeup Shopping in Shibuya

Japanese cosmetics are gaining more and more popularity around the world. The cosmetics are already famous in Asia, but now makeup studios and professional mode

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Top 5 Weirdest Hot Springs Around Tokyo

The best way to relax like a local while you're in Japan is to visit an onsen (hot spring). Onsen began as public bathing places with few bells and whistles. As

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Sight in Oita

Hoyo Land Ryokan & Onsen

The hot springs (onsen) within the Hoyo Land Ryokan & Onsen, located in Beppu, has many proven healing properties. While they have a number of different hot springs, they are most popular for its mud onsen. It is also said to be the place visited by Kukai, a famous Japanese monk back in the 8th century.