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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 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 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 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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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 Johanna Forsberg

Surviving Winters in Japan– The Drugstore Way

Keep your skin moisture in this Winter.

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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 Oscar Boyd

The Yatai Redefining the Fukuoka Food Scene

There are ripples in the pond of Fukuoka’s culinary-scene as a new breed of yatai continue to impress and entertain. Twenty-eight of these iconic street stalls

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Article by Mike B

Avengers Fans Assemble! The Can't Miss Marvel Exhibition at Roppongi Hills

Snapseed.jpg 4.32 MBIf you've been reading Marvel Comics since your childhood; if you've watched every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; if you have ever

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Hakodate Morning Market - eats for the early risers!

When in Hakodate, one of the must do things that everyone seems to talk about is heading up the ropeway for the view of the city at night. But what about the ea

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Article by Susan Gavin

The Hojicha Tea Revolution

I suppose it’s not exactly correct to call it a ‘hojicha tea revolution,’ especially since hojicha is certainly not new in Japan. It’s been around for a long ti

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Article by Simone Chen

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Fukuoka

By ODIGO Contributor SIMONE CHEN I am a firm believer in starting the day right with a cup of coffee. So, wherever I travel, I always make a point to suss out w

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Going green - is the JR Rail Pass green option worth it?

If you're planning out your Japan vacation, it's likely that you'll be contemplating whether to get a JR Rail Pass or not. They're an excellent, cost effective

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Article by Julia Lai

Q-pot x Sailor Moon Dream Cafe

I'm Here again!!! Like last year Sailor moon is doing another collaboration with q-pot cafe and again it's super cute .Last years one was enjoyable with all the

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The beauty and majestic view of Korakuen Garden

The beauty and majestic view of Korakuen Garden  Photo 22-8-14, 3 18 04 PM.jpg 4.01 MB Okayama Korakuen  National Designation : Okayama Korakuen Country Designa

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Seasonal Festivals Across Japan

IntroductionFantastic festivals around Japan.Articles [theme contents] [type=grid]https://www.odigo.jp/articles/151-celebrating-may-with-flowers-and-festivities

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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 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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Article by Elise Meng

The Koji Kraze you need to get on board with

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.

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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

Broadway In Japan!

Since coming to Japan, I have seen so many adverts and commercials of wonderful broadway performances that seem too good to be true. You can find musicals such as Disney’s classic Aladdin to American Broadway inspired Japanese musicals. Those who come here should definitely add a Broadway show unto their itineraries! Let’s explore some titles that are playing right now!

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Article by Elsda Li

🤩 2019’s Best New Japanese Products That Will Leave You Wanting More! 🤩

With our ever evolving and advancing technology and trends, they best way to stay up to date and in the know🤔 is by getting the newest gadgets and inventions! Japan has always been known to come up with the craziest and cutest inventions that can either shock you😳, or leave you squealing with excitement🤗. I have compiled a list of what I think this year’s most practical and interesting products down below. Let’s check them out!👀

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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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Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can

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Saga

Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south

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Hiroshima

The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi

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Kanagawa

Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p

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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

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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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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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Tokushima

Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple