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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 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 Tokyo Creative

Toyama Food Guide

MasuzushiMasuzushi is a type of boxed meal, that is frequently sold at train stations for long rides. It is a pressed sushi, served with salted and vinegared tr

Otaku
Article by Julia Lai

Power Up like A Saiyan with the Dragon Ball X Lipovitan-D

Power up this Halloween.

Today's inspiration

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Article by Amalia Elford

Best cafes in Shunan- Yamaguchi prefecture

Shunan is not a big city, but even so I was surprised that in the whole of Yamaguchi prefecture there is no Starbucks! So, I did my research into cafe's in the

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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 Tokyo Creative

Okayama Access Guide

Okayama is the perfect stop for anyone that is interested in traveling to the major areas of Japan, as it connects to the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Kanto regions. Tr

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Article by Asha Mehta

Best Temples of Kyoto- Ryoanji

Ryoanji is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily one of my personal favourite temples. Right at the foot of the hills of Northern Kyoto,

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Article by Asha Mehta

Modern cultural experiences to try in Japan

Wait, modern and culture? Although this may seem like an oxymoron, Japan is a country that not only values the old, but also accepts and develops the new. Both

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Article by deleted-user

Best Street Food in JAPAN

BEST JAPANESE STREET FOOD1. TakoyakiTakoyaki literally defined as ball-shaped Japanese snack which made of batter and octopus. Without a doubt, this is the most

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Article by this is japan

Bottled drinks you probably haven't seen out of Japan!

A few days ago on another article I posted, a fellow Odigoer, Jeremiah, suggested in the comments that I do a bit of a rundown on some of the fun soft drinks yo

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Article by Aira A

Time Travel: A visit to the village of pioneers

Traveling back in time is possible when you visit Historical Village of Hokkaido (北海道開拓の村 Hokkaidō Kaitaku no Mura) located in Sapporo. This open-air museum tak

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Article by Mike B

Japan's Must-Eat Pastry Dessert

If you would have asked me when I was a child, "Who invented the cream puff pastry?" I would have told you that シュークリーム ("Shu Cream") was a Japanese creation, a

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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.

Lifestyle
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

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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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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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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Kyoto

Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Japan. The historical city is home to iconic landmarks such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji and the Fushimi-inari shrine.

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Aichi

Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut

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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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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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Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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Tottori

Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor

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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