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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 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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Sight in Toyama

Toyama Glass Art Museum

A short walk from Nishicho Station, this museum features collections of works by local artists in its permanent collection and, throughout the year, holds speci

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Sight in Tokyo

Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum

It is in memory of Emperor Hirohito’s brother, Prince Yashuhito Chichibu, known in Japan as the Sportsman Prince.

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Sight in Aichi

Toyota Kaikan Museum

This automobile museum is located right next to the Toyota head office in Toyota City, Aichi. Here, the company displays their latest Toyota and Lexus models as

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Hotel in Kanagawa

TOP Resort Hakone Onsen Goku no Yado

TOP Resort Hakone Onsen Goku no Yado is set in Hakone, 600 metres from Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi i

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Article by Lauren Shannon

train like a sumo

Before you let loose with your eating, learn about the history and traditions of Sumo wrestlers!

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Article by Simone Chen

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Fukuoka

Wake up before you gogo.

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Places to Check Out in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka During the 2019 Rugby World Cup 🏉🏟

Sharing with you part two of our Rugby World Cup series where we visited Kumamoto, Oita & Fukuoka. Giving you a breakdown of the sights and food to take in while there!

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Article by Mike B

Tokyo's Secret Garden: Nezu Museum (Omote-Sando)

When you visit Omote-Sando, you will be flanked by skyscrapers and high-end fashion shops.  True, the tree-lined promenade is pleasant, but you do feel as thoug

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Sight in Gunma

Bungy Japan (Minakami)

Located only two hours from Tokyo, Gunma Prefecture is one of Japan’s most popular destinations for outdoor sports. Operating since 2007, Minakami is the origin

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Article by Sam Lesmana

Hidden Onsens in the Chugoku Region

Chugoku isn’t really known for its onsen… that honour usually goes to Tohoku or Chubu where the snow in winter calls for a soak in the hot water. But in Chugoku

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Article by Michael Lam

Ise Shima's Ama Divers

You may recognize Mie Prefecture as the home of Ise Jingu, Japan’s main Shinto shrine. But this year, the Ise Shima area is taking center stage and hosting the

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Article by this is japan

5 Halloween Costume Trends - with Japanese origins!

Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Japan each year - and one of the most fun elements of Halloween celebrations are of course the costumes you get t

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Sight in Chiba

Narita Museum of Calligraphy

Featuring over 70 modern works, this art museum focuses on the study and preservation of the art of Japanese calligraphy, called shodo in Japan. The Narita Muse

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Article by Jessie H

Japanese Learning Apps

Ever since I traveled to Japan almost ten years ago, I've wanted to go back. When I go back, I want to be more prepared language-wise. I can only understand the

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Sight in Kyoto

Matsuo Megumi + Voice Gallery psf/w

Situated in Kyoto, this museum features contemporary works by upcoming artists. The museum often holds exhibitions by art students, in partnership with universi

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Article by Angie Rin

A Complete Guide to Gallery Hopping in Tokyo: See More For 1000 Yen or Less!

Tokyo art galleries are some of the best in the world. Find out the must-visit places for all you art lovers!

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Sight in Okinawa

Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

Okinawa Prefectural Museum is a great place to learn more about Okinawa's unique history and culture. It consists of two separate museums: a history museum and

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Article by Angie Rin

Antique Mystic at Oedo Antique Market!

Everyone has their own little guilty pleasure in collecting things. For some people it could be little things stamps, hair clips, or pins. For others, it could

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Article by Tokyo Creative

Who's the Japanese Artist Featured in Momager Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home?

Find out about the Japanese artist who's artwork was recently featured in Queen momager, Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills Home and where you can find his artwork in Japan.

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Sight in Kyoto

Gallery Sanjo Gion

Gallery Sanjo Gion is an art gallery located in Kyoto City that has a range of artwork from numerous genres such as Japanese and Western paintings, engravings,

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Article by Asha Mehta

Whirlwind guide to Japan's top theme parks

Theme parks are such fantastic ways to have fun. With themed shows, thrill rides, fireworks and your favorite characters, they are a true modern marvel. Japan

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Article by Ej Uy

Chii~zu: A Journey inside the Nikon Museum

A trip to the Nikon Museum as an amateur photographer.

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TC Tea Time 17 : A Guide to Tokyo Nightlife

In this episode, we invite Jake (JakenbakeLIVE), Elsa (Bunny Tokyo) and Paris (Lesweetpea) to talk about their experiences on the Nightlife scene in Tokyo, Japan, and some recommendations of their favorite spots.

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10 souvenirs under 1000 yen that you never knew you needed

Souvenir shopping is one of the most fun things to do on a vacation. It’s significantly harder to enjoy though when you have several people to buy for, or limit

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Falling for fall - 3 places to bungy jump in Japan with autumn views!

If you've ever wanted to experience bungy jumping, there are several places you can enjoy that weightless adrenalin rush in Japan. As an added bonus, in the aut

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Sight in Iwate

Morioka History and Culture Museum

Morioka History and Culture Museum displays the treasures of the Morioka clan as well as exhibits about festivals in Morioka.

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TC Tea Time 15 : How Do Foreigners Make Friends in Japan?

jakenbakeLIVE joins us once again to discuss how to make friends in Japan. This may sound like a weird topic to discuss but if you have ever lived in Japan before, you would understand that it's actually more difficult than it sounds!

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Article by Hayden Murphy

Lights, Camera, Japan! Locations That Inspired Films

Japan is no stranger to the world of cinema.

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Article by Athena Lam

How to...Kintsugi

Just broke your favourite cup? Before throwing it in the dustbin, consider it a golden moment to make your first kintsugi piece. Kintsugi is the Japanese craft

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Article by Mike B

Travelers' Survival Kanji (Downloadable Cheat Sheet Inside)

Last week I wrote an article called, "In Doubt When Dining Out," offering some survival Japanese for enjoying meals in Japan.  This week, it is my pleasure to t

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5 reasons why a trip to Japan is good for your health

You might be contemplating a trip to Japan, but you're looking for ways to justify it to yourself. After all, for many people a trip to Japan is literally trave

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Article by Yvaine Yvonne

Tattoos and Onsen

Now, you may have heard the rule in a lot of onsens (hot springs) that required that you DO NOT have tattoos on anywhere on your body if you want to enter their

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Article by Patrick St. Michel

How to... Sumo

BY ODIGO CONTRIBUTOR PATRICK ST. MICHEL Unlike many seasonal sports, the venerable, homegrown Japanese wrestling spectacle that is sumo can be seen throughout t

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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.