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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
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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 💁🏻‍♀️

Otaku
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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
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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
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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!

Lifestyle
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Why the Newest Muji Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo - Part 2

MUJI in Ginza has outdone itself! Check out our favorite additions in Part 2 of our MUJI journey!

Food
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Welcome in the New Era with Some Reiwa Cup Noodles!? 🍜

Commemorate the new era—Reiwa with the limited edition design Nissin Cup Noodles! 😋

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Article by Lauren Shannon

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs From Japan

One of the best and most popular things to do when you travel is feast on local flavors. Every culture has certain spices and ingredients combined in a way to m

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Japan in Bloom - The Ultimate Guide to Hanami

Introduction Cherry blossom-viewing, or hanami, is a celebration of the ephemeral nature of beauty and life. Sakura trees bloom only once a year, and only for a

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Kumamoto For The First Time

Kumamoto Prefecture to the south of Japan is most famous for Kumamoto Castle and Kumamon, the affable black bear mascot with rosy cheeks and adorably goofy anti

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3 Reasons Why Usa Shrine Draws Over 1.5 Million Yearly Visitors to Oita Japan

Looking to take in the architectural beauty of Japan? Then head to the sprawling grounds of Usa shrine, also known as the head shrine to more than 40,000 shrines across Japan.

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Kumamoto Access Guide

BY PLANEFly in directly from major cities such as Tokyo Haneda or Narita, Osaka Itami or Kansai International or Chubu International, to cite a few, to the Aso-

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Article by Rachel & Jun

The newbie's guide to taking trains in Nagoya

Are you moving to Nagoya?! I’m sorry to hear that. It’s a great first introduction to Japan though, and one of the most important things you’ll need to know how

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Becoming a real Ramen Girl (or boy!) - Ramen cooking classes in Japan

When visiting a new country, a big thing on most people's agendas is trying the food. There's something wonderful to me about learning about a culture through t

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Article by Jaevy Ng

拉面篇@東京都渋谷:一風堂 SHIROMARU BASE (Shibuya)

18110040_1445569505463836_525049419_o.jpg 150.03 KB「アカマルベース」Akamaru base (这个有一点点的辣,然后黑色那个是香油。在还未搅均匀汤底之前可以先喝一口原本汤的味道)16.jpg 1.82 KB推荐 | 美味指数:5(满分为5)个人 评语:汤底特浓,可

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Article by Asha Mehta

Despite the crowds- Fushimi Inari

Fushimi Inari is probably the most famous shrine in Japan because of the hundreds of torii gates found there. The shrine is found in the southern region of Kyot

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Food
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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. 🌬❄️✨

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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.

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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!

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Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev

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Yamanashi

Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visit

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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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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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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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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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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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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