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Shimanto City: Your Escape to the Southern Islands of Japan

Interested in taking a break from the city? Well, this is your chance to live and travel like a true local to the town of Shimanto. Only a little bit south from Kochi Prefecture, Shimanto City is the escape from the city that you’ve been longing for!

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Take on the Southern Islands Like a Local: Kochi Prefecture

If you’ve already hit the top tourist spots in Japan (we’re talking about the big three: Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto) and are thinking of exploring Japan like a local despite being a city boy or girl, then take on a smaller-scale city– like Kochi Prefecture! In 2018, Kochi had it's very own TeamLab 'Borderless' exhibition, so be readyt to expect bigger and better events at Kochi!

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Take on the Southern Islands Like a Local: Kochi Prefecture

If you’ve already hit the top tourist spots in Japan (we’re talking about the big three: Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto) and are thinking of exploring Japan like a local despite being a city boy or girl, then take on a smaller-scale city– like Kochi Prefecture! In 2018, Kochi had it's very own TeamLab 'Borderless' exhibition, so be readyt to expect bigger and better events at Kochi!

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Sight in Kagawa

Morikuni Bakery

Just because this beautiful little bakery is tucked away from the general public, doesn't mean it's not guaranteed to give you a bang of flavor for your buck! Freshly baked every day, the Morikuni Bakery sells some of the crustiest bread loaves made with... sake?! Next time you're in town, we HIGHLY recommend you try some of the best sake-infuse sweet buns while sitting in their designer bakery.

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Sight in Kagoshima

Ajimori

Shabu-shabu restaurant featuring Kurobuta pork from locally raised pigs.

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Sight in Kanagawa

Miyaji Buta BBQ

Miyaji Buta specialise in breeding pigs to create delicious pork dishes, particularly barbecued pork which they serve once a month to visitors to the farm. You

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Sight in Tokyo

Meguro Sanma Festival

Meguro Sanma Festival, held every September at the Meguro Ekimae shopping street, provides fresh grilled "sanma" (saury) to visitors for free.

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Article by Kaori Fujimoto

The Saint of Tea

Japanese Green tea is famous around the world and tea ceremony is a well know cultural practice. You many not know that even something as zen as tea ceremony ca

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Sight in Tokyo

Salon De' Parure & Bar Bar

At night, the hair salon Salon De' Parure transforms into the drinking establishment Bar Bar.

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Sight in Fukuoka

Midoriya Umegae Mochi

Lined up along Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street near Tenmangu Shrine, this dessert shop specializes in umagae mochi. This local specialty dessert is a grilled r

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Sight in Tokyo

Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee (Aoyama)

Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee is a small shop with two stores located in Tokyo. They specialise in desserts, namely apple pie, but also serve up a variety of

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Sight in Tokyo

Aunt Stella’s (Shibuya Aoyama)

Offering an all you can eat cookie buffet, this dessert shop and snack place is well known among locals. Aunt Stella’s is a chain that can be found all across J

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Sight in Tokyo

Ikayaki Stand

Situated on the 3rd floor of the Decks Odaiba shopping mall, Ikayaki Stand offers grilled squid crepes in different flavors, such as yuzu pepper, basil, and tun

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Article by Mike B

Sample the best Niigata has to offer at Ponshukan

Niigata is known for three things: lots of snow (it is called Yukiguni--snow country--after all), delicious rice, and Japan's best nihonshu (sake).  Those three

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Sample the best Niigata has to offer at Ponshukan

Niigata is known for three things: lots of snow (it is called Yukiguni--snow country--after all), delicious rice, and Japan's best nihonshu (sake).  Those three

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Sight in Saitama

Kawagoe Art Cafe Elevato

Cafe Elevato is an Art Deco cafe and bar, which serves coffee, tea and local Coedo beer.

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Sight in Tokyo

Moomin Bakery & Cafe

This theme bakery and cafe is dedicated to the popular Scandinavian comic and cartoon "The Moomins".

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Sight in Nagano

Karuizawa French Bakery

This bakery in Karuizawa is famous for its patisserie. The French Bakery was also a favourite of John Lennon and Yoko Ono when the couple spent summers in the a

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Sight in Oita

Snoopy Tea House (Yufuin)

This cafe and toy store specializes in Peanuts-themed foods and goods. Snoopy is a very iconic character in Japan and has inspired many of the dishes and drinks

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Sight in Oita

Kiki's Bakery

This bakery was created after the image of the bakery from the Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service". The bakery offers fresh butter croissants and other handm

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Article by Lily Sergent

A Beginner's Guide to Ramen

It's a fact, everyone loves ramen. If you don't, you don't know what you're missing!But how much do you know about the different varieties of ramen? You may be

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Sight in Kochi

Takagi Brewery

Takagi brewery is located in the town of Akaoka, famous for its Dorome and Ekin Festivals. The fifth head brewer uses local Kochi ingredients to brew sake with

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Sight in Kochi

Hirome Ichiba Market

This market is in downtown Kochi and is made up of over 60 shops. The market was opened to spread the knowledge of Kochi's food, friendliness and artistic cultu

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Sight in Shimane

Turban Shell Rice "Ryoba"

This restaurant specializes in a Japanese dish called sazae don. In Japanese “sazae" is translated as turban shell, a species of sea snail, and “don" means bowl

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Soba at the New Year for a Long, Healthy Life

Kyoto Soba Restaurant from Flickr cc hira3 Slurp in a Happy New Year with soba, a traditional Japanese noodle dish. Made from buckwheat noodles and often serve

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Japanese Lucky New Year's Food – Osechi!

If you’ve taken an interest in the culinary delights Japan has to offer (and who hasn’t?), the new year holiday season is an especially wonderful time to be her

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Sight in Hokkaido

Hokkaido Farm

Hokkaido Farm’s gelato and soft serve is made from natural, raw milk from Hokkaido.

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Enjoy 12 days of Christmas with festive treats across Japan!

Christmas is literally just around the corner, and if you’re in Japan right now you might be looking for ways to get into that festive spirit. Look no further:

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Top 5 Christmas Food in Japan

Top 5 Christmas Food in Japan  Are You Ready to Celebrate Christmas? Every year in December, Christmas is celebrated by people in many countries including Japan

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Sight in Tokyo

Akakara (Shibuya)

Shibuya branch of national nabe (hotpot) chain which has its origins in Nagoya.

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Sight in Osaka

Tsurutontan (Soemoncho)

Tsurutontan is an upscale udon and nabe restaurant that fuses traditional Japanese culture with Western sensibilities.

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Akita Food Guide

Want to warm up after spending a day in the cold Akita Winter? Here are our favorite foods you need to try in Akita, Japan!

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Sight in Tokyo

Toyosu Fish Market

Previously known as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Toyosu Fish Market is now the world’s largest wholesale fish market, which houses a daily tuna auction at the wholesale section. The famed Tsukiji Fish Market restaurants stalls are now at Toyosu, which is a great place where you can eat the freshest seafood rice bowls, ramen, and other local delights.

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Japan now has a fried-chicken robot

The world's first fried-chicken robot has made itself home in Tokyo's Osaki Lawson convenient store!

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Almost Sea Urchin Instant Noodles in Japan

In the ever-continuing saga of Japan and it’s possible skewed perspective on umami, popular Instant noodle brand, Nissin Foods have announced that they will be releasing their new flavour, 'The Cup Noodle Rich Luxuriously Thick Sea Urchin Cream'.

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Article by Sumi Ally C

Milk Tea but Without Milk and Tea is Released in Japan

Japan is known for its weird foods and drinks in the world. When you traveling to Japan, it is not surprise to find it across Japan. Most of the weird foods and

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Article by Yashwanth Kumar Rasani

Check out this restaurant in Kanagawa that specialises in a unique type of ramen

Who does not love ramen?! It is no exaggeration to say that there is not even an inch in Japan that is void of ramen, as you can see different types of ramen re