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Article by Nibai にばい

Lake Ashinoko ( 芦ノ湖 )

If you look for beautiful and scenic places in Japan, this will probably be on your list already. If not, this article might contain a pretty interesting destin

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Falling for fall - 3 places to bungy jump in Japan with autumn views!

If you've ever wanted to experience bungy jumping, there are several places you can enjoy that weightless adrenalin rush in Japan. As an added bonus, in the aut

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Article by Danica Ann Unrada

Spend or Save: Beauty Products in Japan

Japan has many amazing things to offer to its visitors, from beautiful parks to onsens to numerous temples to sushi and to all-night karaoke bars. But it also h

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Article by Sam Lesmana

7 things to try when in Yamagata!

On a week-long trip around Yamagata Prefecture, I found myself falling in love with the countryside, the quiet but impressive temples and shrines, the kindness

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Article by Sam Lesmana

What are Tenugui?

I'm here today to present to you one of my favourite things to buy in Japan. I'm not much of a shopper so I don't often buy gifts or souvenirs, however I do mak

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Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

Ramen like you've never tasted before: Afuri Ramen

Ichiran Ramen or Ippudo Ramen are usually what comes to mind when people talk about “Ramen Shops in Japan”.  However, today I would like to introduce another on

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Article by Steven Chua

A Fall's Appetite: 7 Must-try food for autumn in Japan

食欲の秋(Shokuyoku no Aki), or A Fall's Appetite is a term in Japan which describes the abundance in food during the season of harvest. Countless types of food come

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The top 10 tourist attractions of the world - Japanese style!

Have you ever seen those lists that are compiled with titles like "the 10 most popular tourist attractions around the world"?  They seem to do the rounds online

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Article by Julia Lai

Sailor Moon First Ever Official Store

Japan is full of official Character stores like Mugiwara One Piece Store, Pokemon Center etc, well this time My favorite and most Loved Shoujo 90s Magical Girl

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Article by Sherilyn Siy

Koma's Beautifully Restored Historic Residence

Sitting right on the main road (Route 15) is a majestic traditional house which commands the best view of Kinchakuda (the purse-shaped field outlined by the Kom

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Article by Julian Rojas

Tsukiji Infographic: By the Numbers

Tsukiji is well known around the globe. Over the 80 years that the world's largest fish market has been doing business, distinct subcultures have developed. We

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Three of Tokyo's Hipster Neighborhoods - and what to do there!

In a global city like Tokyo, there are a lot of well-worn tourist hotspots that travelers flock to. More and more though, visitors to Japan also want to know ab

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Article by Tokyo Creative

First Time in Gunma

Photo Cred: Flickr user kc7fys 14179298@N00/269734598/Kusatsu Hotsprings The Kusatsu Hotspring is the leading hot spring in Gunma prefecture, not just in fame

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Article by Mike B

Japanese Desserts: Mochi Mochi Chocolat

It's a self-indulgent quest of mine to make sure that I share all the best Japanese desserts I encounter with the Odigo community.  I focus on things that almos

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Article by Asha Mehta

Best day trips from Kyoto- the gorgeous Mt. Kurama

Kurama and Kibune are a pair of gorgeous mountainous towns situated at either side of Mount Kurama that are connected by what is, in my opinion, one of the best

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Curiouser and Curiouser - Your quick guide to Tokyo's Alice in Wonderland Restaurants

If you were ever a fan of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, it might be exciting to know that Tokyo has multiple different Alice in Wonderland themed eaterie

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Article by Elise Meng

Kick off your OIta Experience!

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.

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Article by Jon Mulligan

Escape the City to the beautiful Seaside Town of Nishi-Izu

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.

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Article by Ian Rudd

Yabakei : Japan’s Secret Cycling Paradise

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!

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Article by Ian Rudd

10 Things to do in Oita City

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!

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Article by Elsda Li

My Hike Up Mt. Takao ⛰!

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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Article by Elsda Li

Let’s Get in Shape! | Ways to Stay Fit This Summer

Exercise in Japan can be fun, enjoyable, and a place for you to meet new friends. Although anyone can opt to go to the gym for a quick workout, it’s nothing like attending a yoga session or going for a brisk hike on Mt. Takao surrounded by Japan’s beautiful nature.

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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!

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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 Elsda Li

Cowabunga in Okinawa! | Explore this Island’s Beach Activities

Okinawa is commonly referred to as the Hawaii of Japan, and for those of you planning your next summer getaway, this could be the perfect destination for a fun-fulled summer. Here are a few kinds of activities that you can enjoy during your stay!

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Osaka

As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to

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Nara

A cradle of traditional Japanese history and culture, Nara breathes the spirit of Yamato - the Japanese nation. Formerly known as “Heijyokyo", Nara was the firs

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Mie

While often overlooked due to its more popular neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Mie prefecture offers a unique cultural experience for those who visit. B

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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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Kagoshima

Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these

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Saitama

Saitama is often overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbor Tokyo, but for those who care to look closer, Saitama abounds with amazing experiences. Take

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Gifu

Gifu prefecture, known as the unofficial “center” of Japan, was and is very important to Japan in many aspects. For starters, it holds the record for most open

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Hyogo

With a nationally famous baseball team, two coasts on two different seas, and a high-class type of beef named after its capital, Hyogo is a prefecture of many t

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Okinawa

There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a