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JOURNEY ACROSS JAPAN: ABROAD ON A BIKE

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Article by Aira A

Ashikaga's Majestic Wisterias

Landscape out from a story book, a fairytale scenery  come to life…Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is a magnificent place to witness the airy purple,

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Article by Jessie H

Japanese Learning Apps

Ever since I traveled to Japan almost ten years ago, I've wanted to go back. When I go back, I want to be more prepared language-wise. I can only understand the

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The First Impression of Okinawa

Okinawa is the southernmost island in Japan, consisting of the main Okinawa Island, Miyako Islands, and Yaeyama Islands. It is closer to Taiwan than it is to th

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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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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 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 Debby Kuo

Oki Island Trip

Explore the Oki Islands with your very own itinerary!

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Article by Sumi Ally C

The Best 15 Must Buy Souvenirs in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the most popular cities for tourists even though Osaka is smaller than Tokyo. Over 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Osaka in 2016 which is t

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Top 5 Foreigner-Friendly Nail Salons in Shibuya

Most people know Shibuya for its busy crossing, which has been featured in many Hollywood movies. Located in the heart of Tokyo, the neighborhood is a great pla

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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 Athena Lam

15 Unique Things about Hiking in Japan

Hiking is one of the most popular pastimes in Japan. It's no wonder really, as the country is said to be about 70% mountainous. But what makes hiking in Japan u

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Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The Best Times to Visit Gunma

Thinking about the best time to go on a drive into the mountains?

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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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Article by Kerstin Yamane

Yamadera mountain area

Yamadera  is just 1 h away from Sendai or 20 minuts from Yamagata Station by local tran in Tohoku. Just a few minutes walk from the station is the large temple

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Article by Sam Lesmana

Discounts for Travelling around Tohoku

Tohoku, a region covering the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, is an amazing place to visit. Beautiful nature and rural landscapes,

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Article by Nami Komorebispirit

The perfect stay in Miyajima

Miyajima is definitely one of the most popular destinations for tourists who visit the Hiroshima area. With its status as one of Japan's top three scenic views

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Sight in Mie

Amagoya Osatsu Kamado

Amagoya Osatsu Kamado is an Ama – women divers' – hut, a place where the divers gather to rest and warm up after their dives. Here, visitors get to chat to the

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Article by Tokyo Creative

The Best Times to Visit Yamanashi

See Fuji from up close at Yamanashi!

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Article by Aira A

Ashikaga's Majestic Wisterias

Landscape out from a story book, a fairytale scenery  come to life…Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is a magnificent place to witness the airy purple,

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Article by Tokyo Creative

First Time in Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is great for Japanese culture fanatics, as well as your average traveler. Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth, Ishikawa Prefectur

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Sight in Tokyo

Magnif

Magnif trades in magazine back-issues.​

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Sight in Gifu

Wide View Hida Train

The Wide View Hida Train is a scenic train journey that takes you from Nagoya to Toyama.

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Sight in Tokyo

Cafe Bar Pray (Tenshitoakuma No Pray)

Originally named Cafe Bar Pray, it now goes by the name of Tenshitoakuma no pray. This is a angel and demons cosplay themed bar located in Sotokanda, near the T

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Anime Voice Acting in Niigata, Japan

On our 2nd day here in Niigata, Japan, Joey (The Anime Man), Aki (akidearest) and Shiori try out some more otaku-related activities including voice acting over famous anime, drawing manga and visiting and visiting a cosplay cafe where the women dress up as men!

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Sight in Osaka

GEE! Store (Osaka)

Specializing in character goods and cosplay costumes, this branch of GEE! Store is located in the popular Namba area of Osaka.

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The danger of claw games in Japan

Story time! On a bright afternoon in Osaka my two friends, Watanabe, Hikaro and I were strolling around Shinsekai, experiencing the explosion of color surroundi

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Cosplay in Niigata |Otaku Themed Day in Japan

We head to Niigata Prefecture to experience all sorts of otaku themed activities with Aki (akidearest) and Joey (The Anime Man)! This is the 1st of a 2 part installment showcasing cosplaying, anime voice acting, manga drawing and many more awesome things to try in this area in Japan.

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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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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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Article by Mike B

Tokyo's Secret Garden: Nezu Museum (Omote-Sando)

When you visit Omote-Sando, you will be flanked by skyscrapers and high-end fashion shops.  True, the tree-lined promenade is pleasant, but you do feel as thoug

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Sight in Gunma

Bungy Japan (Minakami)

Located only two hours from Tokyo, Gunma Prefecture is one of Japan’s most popular destinations for outdoor sports. Operating since 2007, Minakami is the origin

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Article by Sam Lesmana

Hidden Onsens in the Chugoku Region

Chugoku isn’t really known for its onsen… that honour usually goes to Tohoku or Chubu where the snow in winter calls for a soak in the hot water. But in Chugoku

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Article by Michael Lam

Ise Shima's Ama Divers

You may recognize Mie Prefecture as the home of Ise Jingu, Japan’s main Shinto shrine. But this year, the Ise Shima area is taking center stage and hosting the

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Article by this is japan

5 Halloween Costume Trends - with Japanese origins!

Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Japan each year - and one of the most fun elements of Halloween celebrations are of course the costumes you get t

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Sight in Chiba

Narita Museum of Calligraphy

Featuring over 70 modern works, this art museum focuses on the study and preservation of the art of Japanese calligraphy, called shodo in Japan. The Narita Muse

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Article by Jessie H

Japanese Learning Apps

Ever since I traveled to Japan almost ten years ago, I've wanted to go back. When I go back, I want to be more prepared language-wise. I can only understand the

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Sight in Kyoto

Matsuo Megumi + Voice Gallery psf/w

Situated in Kyoto, this museum features contemporary works by upcoming artists. The museum often holds exhibitions by art students, in partnership with universi

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Article by Angie Rin

A Complete Guide to Gallery Hopping in Tokyo: See More For 1000 Yen or Less!

Tokyo art galleries are some of the best in the world. Find out the must-visit places for all you art lovers!

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Sight in Okinawa

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

Okinawa Prefectural Museum is a great place to learn more about Okinawa's unique history and culture. It consists of two separate museums: a history museum and

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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

What To Eat In Kanagawa

We've narrowed down some of the best foods you can eat in Kanagawa Prefecture!

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Sight in Oita

Monkey Mountain Craft Brewery

Monkey Mountain is one of Oita’s coolest craft beer distilleries! With all the best ingredients from all around the world, Monkey Mountain currently sells five specialty types of high-quality beers.

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Article by thyna vu

Ekiben: Train Bentos & My Top 5 To Try List!

Ekiben are a quintessential part of long-distance train travel in Japan. Virtually every (if not every) train station that services a long-distance train (such

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Sight in Tokyo

Cafe Plataku

Plataku Cafe is dedicated to train geeks. Train shaped food and giant train circuit.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Gunma Food Guide

The best treats from the countrysides of Japan!

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Sight in Gunma

Gyouza no Manshu Oigami Toumeikan

Toumeikan is a traditional ryokan (hotel with hotspring) located in Gunma prefecture that serves Chinese food, as it is managed by the Chinese restaurant chain

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Article by Nami Komorebispirit

Zunda - Tohoku's sweet green treat

Every region of Japan has its own specialities when it comes to food: seemingly endless amounts of ramen varieties, regionally unique soba dishes, various okono

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Article by this is japan

Yaki-imo - the original food truck cuisine?

In the past few years, food trucks have been big business all around the world - or so it seems! Cool little neighborhoods seem to have things like taco trucks,

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Sight in Tokyo

Takano Fruit Parlor (Shinjuku)

Takano Fruit Parlor is a popular dessert shop, also offering some savory dishes, located East of Shinjuku station.

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

5 Quintessentially Japanese Autumn Foods You Must Try

If there's one season exclusive to foodies, it would be autumn. Considered by Japanese as the appetite-stimulating season, the cooler weather somehow inspires p

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Article by Kurt Low

Slurp! Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern h

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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 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 Gunma

Ikaho Onsen Hot Spring Town

Ikaho is a hot spring resort town that is said to have existed since the 8th century. It is famous for its two different kinds of hot spring water (called "shir

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Sight in Tokyo

Lush

Lush is a cosmetics shop, originally from the UK, that sells handmade, organic soaps, shampoos, bath bombs and more.

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Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic Shibuya

Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic has over 100 locations in which first time customers can get their treatments for 3,000 to 5,000 yen!

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Sight in Kanagawa

Nirai Kanai

Nirai Kanai is a foot and body massage studio specializing in reflexology, located in Yokohama's Chinatown.

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Sight in Shizuoka

Harisu Public Footbath

A free footbath open to the public, the waters flowing from the area's hot springs are said to soothe and relax tired and sore feet. The baths are enclosed by a

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Ci:z Labo Ebisu

Ci:z Labo is not just about facial care, but also includes medical care. That means that their doctors will base all of their treatments on how to improve your overall health, and not just your skin.

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

Kimono: The Art of Revealing True Form

Look within by looking great outside!

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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