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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Golden Week is coming! That glorious time of year in Japan where we get at least 5 days off work to relax and hopefully travel. Golden week is the perfect time
miho no matsubara Miho no Matsubara is a national heritage sight a little off the beaten bath in Shizuoka prefecture. During our trip, my friend and I had been
Enjoy Japan through your walletJapan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think shopping, but you’ll be amazed at the things you can buy h
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If you think of Japan’s big selection of theme cafés, the most common ones are animal cafés with cats, Maid Cafés with cute looking girls or time-limited anime
When I think of my favorite foods, gyoza is right up there at the top. Quick, easy, super tasty and relatively inexpensive - it hits the nail on the head for a
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When we learn a new language we open ourselves up to a richer understanding of a different culture. Knowing a second language can help us form new friendships,
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One major health trend coming out of Japan that we can get on board with is mold– specifically, we’re loving a rice mold called Koji. Already a favorite ingredient to some of the world’s leading chefs like David Chang, René Redzepi, and Jonathon Sawyer, Koji is the old-but-new ingredient to spice up your cooking processes.
With the countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2020 inching nearer and nearer, the small city of Oita is secretly packing some heat among its narrow streets. Now, at Tokyo Creative, we already have a wide range of favorite places in Oita already (see here or here), but since this was our first time doing a mini-team trip, we’re excited to add more to our list of favorite places to recommend.
A coastal town located in the Shizuoka-Kanto area of Japan, Nishi-Izu is known for fresh seafood and its outstanding natural beauty. It really is a must-visit for any outdoor adventurer or travel-buff.
We’d like to introduce you to the Maple Yabakei Cycling Road, ideal for anyone looking for breathtaking scenery and some physical activity on their next trip!
A true hidden gem of a city located on Japan's southern Kyushu Island, let us show you some of our favorite things it has to offer!
There is no better way to experience the culture and geography of Japan than to hike up one of their sacred and treasured mountains!
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Giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the Pokemon Cafe from yours truly Sharmander and Akidearest!
Who said it was just for kids? Japan's largest toy trade show going on this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight 💁🏻♀️
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Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P
Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho
Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the heart and soul of Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the year 885