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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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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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Japanese New Year Oracle: Hatsuyume

Hatsuyume is the first dream you have in the New Year and it is considered an omen for the upcoming year!  But which dream is actually considered to be the "fi

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Japanese Lucky New Year's Food – Osechi!

If you’ve taken an interest in the culinary delights Japan has to offer (and who hasn’t?), the new year holiday season is an especially wonderful time to be her

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Japan to open up new train station on the famous Yamanote Line!

Hot topics and news from Japan! On this week of Japan, the new name of the train station on the Yamanote Line has been announced and ready to the public before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The 2025 World Expo location has been revealed and FINALLY, we can save ourselves from Zeon and the Earth Federation.

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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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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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Top 5 Things To Do In Tokamachi: Japan’s Hidden Kimono City in Niigata Prefecture

When the word “kimono” comes up in conversation, many will immediately think of Japan and more specifically, Kyoto. And if that person knows alot ab

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Article by Simon Happy

Snow monkeys - Japanese rarity

One of the rarities Japan can boast with is “snow monkeys” living in Nagano prefecture. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a species vernacular to Japanese moun

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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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Sight in Hokkaido

Sapporo Tram Line

This is the first stop of the Sapporo Tram Line, which runs all the way to Susukino.

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Sight in Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival

This festival, held every February, displays ice and snow statues in the city center of Sapporo. About 2 million visitors from all over the world attend this wi

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Sight in Nagano

Mount Norikura Snow Resort

Mount Norikura Snow Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. The resort has slopes for all levels.

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Sight in Nagano

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort

Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. The resort has slopes for all levels, with a kids area as well.

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Sight in Gunma

Mount Haruna

Haruna-san, or Mount Haruna, is one of Gunma prefecture's three famous mountains besides Akagi-yama and Myogi-san. It is also sometimes referred to as Mount Har

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Sight in Gunma

Oze National Park

Famous places within Oze National Park are Ozegahara, Japan's largest highland marsh, and Ozenuma pond. The large national park continues outside of Gunma's bor

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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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Sight in Tokyo

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 Asha Mehta

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 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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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

TSUMAMIDO

Accessories shop that organizes tsumami workshops. Tsumami is a traditional craft making fabric flowers for kanzashi hair pins and other decorations and ornamen

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Top 5 Things To Do In Tokamachi: Japan’s Hidden Kimono City in Niigata Prefecture

When the word “kimono” comes up in conversation, many will immediately think of Japan and more specifically, Kyoto. And if that person knows alot ab

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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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Sight in Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival

This festival, held every February, displays ice and snow statues in the city center of Sapporo. About 2 million visitors from all over the world attend this wi

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Sight in Saitama

Kawagoe Art Cafe Elevato

Cafe Elevato is an Art Deco cafe and bar, which serves coffee, tea and local Coedo beer.

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Sight in Saitama

Mameya (Kawagoe)

Mameya is a shop specialized in sweets made from beans.

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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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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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Sight in Tokyo

Aunt Stella’s (Shibuya Aoyama)

Offering an all you can eat cookie buffet, this dessert shop and snack place is well known among locals. Aunt Stella’s is a chain that can be found all across J

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Sight in Tokyo

Ikayaki Stand

Situated on the 3rd floor of the Decks Odaiba shopping mall, Ikayaki Stand offers grilled squid crepes in different flavors, such as yuzu pepper, basil, and tun

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Article by Mike B

Sample the best Niigata has to offer at Ponshukan

Niigata is known for three things: lots of snow (it is called Yukiguni--snow country--after all), delicious rice, and Japan's best nihonshu (sake).  Those three

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Article by Mike B

Sample the best Niigata has to offer at Ponshukan

Niigata is known for three things: lots of snow (it is called Yukiguni--snow country--after all), delicious rice, and Japan's best nihonshu (sake).  Those three

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Sight in Saitama

Kawagoe Art Cafe Elevato

Cafe Elevato is an Art Deco cafe and bar, which serves coffee, tea and local Coedo beer.

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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 Nagano

Karuizawa French Bakery

This bakery in Karuizawa is famous for its patisserie. The French Bakery was also a favourite of John Lennon and Yoko Ono when the couple spent summers in the a

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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 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!

Travel
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

Travel
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

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Article by Yvaine Yvonne

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.