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JOURNEY ACROSS JAPAN: ABROAD ON A BIKE

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Article by Kurt Anderson

Nagasaki Dragon Boat Championship and Port Festival

A mixture of 33 rowers, drummers, and a steersman all sit in a long boat. Hundreds of paddles from multiple boats are sitting in the water waiting for the call.

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Article by Mike B

The Tokyo Steakhouse that is a Rite-of-Passage for Pro Wrestlers

It's amazing all of the hidden treasures Japan--and Tokyo in particular--has to offer.  A few years back, my wife and I were strolling through Meguro just windo

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Article by Miki P

Best hikes in Kyoto

As well as stunning temples, Kyoto boasts a number of fantastic hikes, check out some of our favorites!

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Sight in Oita

Showa Denko Dome

The Oita Bank Dome was originally built in 2002 for the football world cup by famous designer, Kisho Kurokawa. Due to the high-end architecture and largest retr

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Article by Mike B

Japan's Must-See Buddhas

FullSizeRender.jpg 415.81 KBThere are many great Buddha statues strewn about across Japan, each with its own history and appeal.  So why would I recommend thes

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Article by Nami Komorebispirit

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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Article by Sumi Ally C

Top 5 Christmas Food in Japan

Top 5 Christmas Food in Japan  Are You Ready to Celebrate Christmas? Every year in December, Christmas is celebrated by people in many countries including Japan

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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 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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Sight in Fukushima

Licca Castle

The Licca Castle is an open factory that manufactures Licca dolls, a popular doll amongst young Japanese girls. Besides being able to see how the dolls are made

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Sight in Tokyo

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Nature and Science is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike and is located within Ueno Park.

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Sight in Kyoto

Onkashi-tsukasa Tsuruya Kotobuki

Onkashi-tsukasa Tsuruya Kotobuki is a wagashi (traditional Japanese confectioneries) shop specializing in sakuramochi, a rice cake wrapped in salted sakura or c

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Sight in Kyoto

KIMONO FOREST

The Kimono Forest is located at the Arashiyama Station just a few minutes away from the Bamboo Forest. Walk through 600 colorful poles, filled with a variety of kimono fabrics representing the beauty of the Kyo Yuzen style. Visit the Kimono Forest in the evening to see the fabrics create an illuminated and mesmerizing pathway.

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Sight in Shizuoka

Obuchi Sasaba

Located in Fuji City, this famous sightseeing spot boasts a view of tea fields and Mount Fuji.

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Sight in Shiga

Sagawa Art Museum

The Sagawa Art Museum was built by the Sagawa Kyubin company and overlooks the Biwa lake. The main exhibitions consist of Japanese artist's work such as paintin

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Neighborhood in Tokyo

Omotesando

Omotesando is known for its impeccably dressed and coiffed residents. With so many elegant beauties walking the streets, many scouts and hair stylists visit the

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Location

Aomori

Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

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Article by Maree May

Kurobe Gorge

Kurobe Gorge is a natural gorge in the mountains of Toyama prefecture. It's most famous for its Autumn leaves, but is beautiful at any time! However due to heav

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Article by Tokyo Creative

First Time in Toyama

Toyama prefecture is particularly great for those that want to experience what nature Japan has to offer. Be it glaciers, mountain trekking routes, or old thatc

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Article by Kerstin Yamane

Mt. Hodo and the beautiful Hodoshrine in Chichibu

Chichibu in Saitama is a popular sightseeing spot for a day trip from Tokyo. You can reach it easily by local train (JR Takasaki Line/Chichibu Railway from Toky

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Sight in Oita

Kogane Sansou

Looking for the perfect place to relax on your trip to Oita? Look no further than Kogane Sansou, a ryokan which offers both public and private onsen bathing experiences.

Otaku

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Article by Jennifer Weiss

Art from the Edo Period: The Origins of Manga

Few people know that manga, the Japanese version of the comic book, has quite a long history. In fact, the literary form is closer to art than some might like t

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Sight in Miyagi

Pokemon Center Tohoku

Pokemon Center Tohoku is a Pokemon specialty store located in Sendai. The store contains many Pokemon character-rela​ted goods, card games and limited edition m

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Article by Lynnie Lim

Go Super Saiyan over cakes and coffee! Dragon Ball Cafe and Diner in Osaka

To say that Dragon Ball has a 'cult following' is probably to do it an injustice. For more than thirty years now Goku and friends have captured the imaginations

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Article by Julia Lai

Eat with Goku at Cafe & Diner

The Popular Dragon Ball series is back in a yummy and also fashionable form.Sorry this time you won't be seeing Goku is his Saiyan forms but you can enjoy a nic

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Article by Julia Lai

Power Up like A Saiyan with the Dragon Ball X Lipovitan-D

Power up this Halloween.

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Sight in Tokyo

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

The mission of the Costume Museum is for visitors to further their understanding of costume cultures throughout the world and to deepen their appreciation of th

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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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Article by LaShawn Toyoda

How to Tell Your Japanese Company You’re Pregnant

Announcing your pregnancy shouldn’t be something scary, but sometimes it is. Many women worry about telling their company that they’re expecting, because they fear that they’ll receive a negative reaction. I certainly felt that way when I found out I was pregnant shortly after accepting a new job.

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Article by Jennifer Weiss

4 Fun & Unusual Winter Activities

Winter wonderland Japan! Who would have guessed that besides temples and sushi, this country also boasts an active winter scene with mountains of snow? The Nor

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Article by Elise Meng

2019 Top 10 Tips for Traveling in Japan

2020 is your year to finally get yourself to Japan... and this is how you do it.

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Sight in Toyama

Toyama Glass Art Museum

A short walk from Nishicho Station, this museum features collections of works by local artists in its permanent collection and, throughout the year, holds speci

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Sight in Tokyo

Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum

It is in memory of Emperor Hirohito’s brother, Prince Yashuhito Chichibu, known in Japan as the Sportsman Prince.

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Sight in Aichi

Toyota Kaikan Museum

This automobile museum is located right next to the Toyota head office in Toyota City, Aichi. Here, the company displays their latest Toyota and Lexus models as

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Hotel in Kanagawa

TOP Resort Hakone Onsen Goku no Yado

TOP Resort Hakone Onsen Goku no Yado is set in Hakone, 600 metres from Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi i

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Article by Lauren Shannon

train like a sumo

Before you let loose with your eating, learn about the history and traditions of Sumo wrestlers!

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Article by Simone Chen

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Fukuoka

Wake up before you gogo.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Places to Check Out in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka During the 2019 Rugby World Cup 🏉🏟

Sharing with you part two of our Rugby World Cup series where we visited Kumamoto, Oita & Fukuoka. Giving you a breakdown of the sights and food to take in while there!

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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 Tokyo

The Works Stall Restaurant

The Works Stall Restaurant is an international food restaurant in Aobadai, Meguro.

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Sight in Tokyo

Hata Hata (Mitaka)

A common place to visit among students and salarymen, this bar in the neighborhood of Mitaka serves beer with local dishes. Among the food items offered in the

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Article by Mike B

Top-Food at Low Prices: Your Guide to Japan's Cheap Michelin Star Restaurants

I have spent more than half my life in Japan now, and one thing I have always appreciated is the attention to detail that comes with food here.  No, here, food

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Toyama Food Guide

MasuzushiMasuzushi is a type of boxed meal, that is frequently sold at train stations for long rides. It is a pressed sushi, served with salted and vinegared tr

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Sight in Tokyo

Mount Takao Beer Mount

Beer Mount is a beer garden by the Mount Takao cable car station and runs from mid-June until mid-October.

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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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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!

Beauty

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Sight in Okinawa

Arjyna

Arjyna is a reflexology studio just off of Kokusai-dori street, West of Makishi station. Arjyna's main studio is located just South of Oroku station, and there

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Sight in Toyama

Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is a small hot spring resort town close to Kurobe city in Toyama prefecture.

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

Spa by the Lake: Miyazawako Onsen

There is an easy, rejuvenating getaway from the city just a little over an an hour away from Ikebukuro. It is difficult to believe that Lake Miyazawa is an arti

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Article by Johanna Forsberg

Surviving Winters in Japan– The Drugstore Way

Keep your skin moisture in this Winter.

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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 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 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!