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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.

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!

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.

Beauty
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We head to LUSH Harajuku's LUSH LABS — the first concept store of its kind

2 floors dedicated to those fizzy and colorful bath bombs. A bath bomb lovers dream come true! 🛁

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!

Travel
Article by Tokyo Creative

Shodoshima: Be Your Best Artistic Self

If you’re in Japan for its art and cultural beauty, then your preparation for this year’s Setouchi Triennale Art Festival has already begun! For your Ghibli fix and views that easily contest the Mediterranean, Shodoshima is the only place to be.

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Article by Sam Lesmana

10 Places on my Travel Wishlist

There are many places in Japan that I would like to go to, it seems like there's something to do everywhere you look. There are some specific spots that call my

Beauty
Article by this is japan

Beauty for a buck - Japan's 100 yen store cosmetic buys!

Shopping for cosmetics in Japan is super fun - you've got everything from fancy high end stores like MAC and Shu Uemura in Omotesando, through to brands like Ka

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Article by Claudia Mitsubori

McDonald’s Japan’s new French Fries with Bolognese Sauce – and if they are worth a try!

Over the last years McDonald’s Japan was always pretty creative with their serving their French Fries. The offered them with purple sauce, chocolate pumpkin sau

Travel
Article by Simon Happy

Excelent chain of izakayas with post-war atmosphere

I went to a really lovely izakaya where my friend took me and I need to spread the word! It is a chain of izayakas around Japan called Hanbey. The place is Engl

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Article by Tokyo Creative

First Time in Shiga

While not as popular as its neighbors like Kyoto, Shiga is still a prefecture full of places to visit regardless of the goal of your visit. While many tourists

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Article by this is japan

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

Travel
Article by Julia Lai

A must go to cafe for Sailor moon fans

Sailor Moon is doing another cafe this month until October  at Omotesando Box , just like q-pot cafe it requires you to reserve a place before going and also yo

Travel
Article by Sumi Ally C

Amazing Top 10 Hand Creams Tested by LDK the Beauty Magazine

Do you have cracked, rough and dry hands? The benefits of using a hand cream is softer hands. The hand cream replenishes lost moisture and prevent dryness of ha

Travel
Article by Lauren Shannon

8 Fantastic February Festivals

Light lanterns and candles, get cozy in a snow hut or see semi-naked men brave freezing water. Discover February's local festivals across Japan!    Matsuri (f

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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.

Travel
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!

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Fukushima

Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki is in the southwest of Japan on the island of Kyushu and includes several islands between Kyushu and South Korea. Mountains on one side and the sea on

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Shiga

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

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Yamagata

Yamagata has been called 'hidden' Japan and is definitely not on the regular tourist routes. It is Japan's largest prefecture and you can find it along the Sea

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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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Chiba

Chiba Prefecture is just next door to the megalopolis of Tokyo, it's a special place with a long history. Chiba has abundant farm land, historic temples, tradit

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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

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Niigata

Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie

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Kagawa

Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next