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Article by Tokyo Creative

A BATTLE TO FIND THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM LAOX

Who will win? Team Canada vs. Team Japan run around Laox to try and find the BEST birthday gift for Emma (Tokidoki Traveller)!

Food
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.

Otaku
Article by Tokyo Creative

International Tokyo Toy Show 2019

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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Article by Yashwanth Kumar Rasani

Enjoy the fun game of breaking watermelons during Summer in Japan

When summer comes, everyone eagerly waits for the juicy, red and big watermelons to come home. There is no great pleasure on a warm summer day than cutting a wa

Otaku
Article by Tokyo Creative

Asia’s Largest Art Event — Design Festa Tokyo

The 2-day extravaganza that brings artists and art enthusiasts together at the Tokyo Big Sight.

Lifestyle
Article by Tokyo Creative

Why the Newest MUJI Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo Part 1

Sharing with you part one of our in depth feature of MUJI Ginza the flagship store taking over central Tokyo!

Beauty
Article by Tokyo Creative

A New Tiffany & Co. Concept Store Opens in Harajuku: Home to 1 of 2 Tiffany Cafes in the World!

Tiffany & Co. and Harajuku have teamed up on a new concept store called Tiffany @ Cat Street!

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Article by Sam Lesmana

Transportation in Rural Japan: Things to know before you go

As a countryside person, large portions of my trips to Japan are spent moving between towns, on local trains cutting through rice fields and lonely houses. Ther

Travel
Article by Tokyo Creative

Tokyo 4-day-tour Itinerary

The classic itinerary for a first trip to Tokyo usually takes around three to five days-- with three days allotted for sightseeing and shopping, and another one

Travel
Article by Eri Lin

Top 5 Free Things to do in Kanazawa

Kanazawa is the perfect destination for those who love strolling through well-preserved historical districts (geisha teahouses, anyone?) and museums. While some

Travel
Article by Chloe Hamilton

Colourful characters at Yoyogi park; A fun and free day out!

One of my favorite experiences in Japan was completely free- well, save the few hundred yen I spent on some delicious takoyaki.  (my image)(my image)Yoyogi park

Travel
Article by Jaevy Ng

美食篇@東京渋谷:沖縄食堂アチココ Okinawa Shokudou Achikoko (Shibuya)

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Genius gadgets you can find at Japan's electronic stores!

Japan is a bunch of fun if you're into electronics and gadgets - there are loads of electronic stores across the country, that sell all manner of fun (and funct

Travel
Article by Sherilyn Siy

For An Unconventional Travel Experience, Volunteer

Anybody with money and time can travel, but if you are the sort of person who would like to do something meaningful while traveling, then you might be intereste

Travel
Article by Simon Happy

Zen Hostel in Yamanouchi

Whether you want to be closer to nature and do some hiking in the mountains, or you would like to go skiing in Japan, or you just wish to soak in an onsen and i

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Article by Fei Z

Fireworks Festival Guide Tokyo 2016

Summer 2016 has officially arrived in Tokyo, which means the time has come for the long-awaited, much-loved fireworks festivals! Make like a local and enjoy thi

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Food
Article by Tokyo Creative

Sneak Peek Into to the Permanent Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo

Giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the Pokemon Cafe from yours truly Sharmander and Akidearest!

Otaku
Article by Tokyo Creative

International Tokyo Toy Show 2019

Who said it was just for kids? Japan's largest toy trade show going on this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight 💁🏻‍♀️

Lifestyle
Article by Tokyo Creative

Top 5 Products to Keep you Cool During Japan’s Intense Heat 2019 Edition

We can already feel the hot, humid weather creeping on us. Here's our top 5 picks to stay cool and fresh all summer long. 🌬❄️✨

Travel
Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

UNWIND AT THESE TOP ONSENS IN OITA ♨️

Known for its onsens and seafood, Oita has become a popular travel destination in Japan, especially for those wanting to take a break and relax. With the many different onsens you can stumble upon in Oita, we thought it might be easier to explain our favorites that we recently visited and tell you what makes them stand out from the rest.

Travel
Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

Our Top 5 Instagrammable Sights in Oita Japan

We’ve been heading to Oita prefecture quite extensively over the past couple months so we thought we’d share with you our top 5 picturesque sights we recommend you check out while there.

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Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

The Ultimate Glamping Experience in Oita at the Satonotabi Resort Lodge Kiyokawa

If you love the idea of camping but don’t want to forgo the comforts of home then the glamping experience at Satonotabi Resort Lodge Kiyokawa is for you. We recently had the fortune of heading out to Bungo-ōno city in Oita prefecture where we got to experience the ultimate glamping experience without breaking the bank.

Lifestyle
Article by Elsda Li

“Mottainai!” Culture

“Mottainai!” is a phrase in Japanese that means “What a waste!”. In Japan, being frugal is ingrained into the community and the culture, and in this article we will explore some of the sites that help make Japan the efficient and resourceful place it is.

Food
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.

Travel
Article by Tokyo Creative

Exploring the Abandoned Island in Oita Japan

Join us on our exploration where we got exclusive access on an abandoned island in Oita Japan!

Locations

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Ibaraki

If you're a nature person, you’ll fall in love with Ibaraki, a scenic coastal prefecture northeast of Tokyo. With up to 15% of its land area dedicated to natura

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Wakayama

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

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Yamaguchi

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

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Nagano

Surrounded on all four sides by 3000+ meter tall mountains, Nagano prefecture is called the “Roof of Japan.” The 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were hoste

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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Oita

Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot spri

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Iwate

Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he

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Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu