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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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Lights, Camera, Japan! Locations That Inspired Films

Japan is no stranger to the world of cinema.

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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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Is it Safe to consume or drink Tap Water in Japan?

Japan is a clean and tidy country. It has fresh air, spotless streets, clean washrooms, clean and tidy convenience stores and more. When travels to Japan, there

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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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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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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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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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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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Sight in Tokyo

Ink Stand by Kakimori

Create your one of a kind ink to take home as a souvenir at Ink Stand located close to Asakusa. The color combinations are endless.

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A BATTLE TO FIND THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM LAOX

Who will win? Team Canada vs. Team Japan run around Laox to try and find the BEST birthday gift for Emma (Tokidoki Traveller)!

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Sight in Tokyo

Ginza LoFT

Japan's #1 lifestyle goods store opens its new store in Ginza. Just a few steps away from MUJI Ginza!

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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!

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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!

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Why the Newest Muji Ginza and Hotel is a Must See Spot in Tokyo Part 3

Part 3 of our last series covering everything on MUJI Ginza! Sharing why MUJI Diner is a must try along with why it's worthwhile to stay at MUJI Hotel Ginza.

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Behind the Scenes at Tokyo Talk x Elsa Aka. Bunny Tokyo’s Interview

Giving you a rare access behind the scenes look into the latest interview shoot with none other than blogger, Instagrammer, Elsa, aka, BunnyTokyo and with Tokyo Talk.

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TC Home Tour: Nifty House Products Featured in Shiori’s Home & How You Can Own Them Too 🏡

Find out where you can get all of the cool and nifty house products featured in Shiori's home tour! And also enter into our latest video competition to win...

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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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How to Enjoy Japan's Drinking Culture if You Don't Drink

Japan has a fun and unique drinking culture, in part because it allows the normally reserved, conservative Japanese to let their hair down, take off their ties

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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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The Udon Taxi: Japan's Only Underrated Form of Transport

The country that is home to some of the fastest trains in the world and rated by travelers to have one of the most convenient transport systems in the world, Japan’s decision to up the ante by introducing a new form of travel may change the game entirely: the Udon Taxi.

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Sight in Kagawa

Olive Park (Shodo Island)

Shodo Island is popular for growing olives and producing olive oil in Japan, earning it the nickname "Olive Island". Olive Park can be accessed by car or bus fo

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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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Shodoshima: Be Your Best Artistic Self

If you’re in Japan for its art and cultural beauty, then your preparation for this year’s Setouchi Triennale Art Festival has already begun! For your Ghibli fix and views that easily contest the Mediterranean, Shodoshima is the only place to be.

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Sight in Oita

Ebisuyu Onsen

A tattoo friendly hot spring in Oita, Japan with gorgeous mountain views and skin healing hot spring water.

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Article by Lauren Shannon

Tokyo Creative's Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

Hanami (cherry blossom or sakura viewing) time is here at last! Japan celebrates cherry blossoms and the coming of spring with a passion unmatched around the globe.

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Sight in Aomori

Aomori Contemporary Art Center (ACAC)

Affiliated with Aomori Public University, but still open to the public, this contemporary art center was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. Compri

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Sight in Aomori

Mount Iwaki Hyakuzawa Ski Resort

Situated at the foot of Aomori Prefecture's Mount Iwaki in Aomori, Mount Iwaki Hyakuzawa Ski Resort offers a number of pricing plans and features courses suitab

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Hotel in Aomori

Art Hotel Color Aomori

Conveniently located a 4-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Art Hotel Color Aomori offers simply decorated modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Air cond

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Sight in Aomori

Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art

The Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art is a modern art museum located in Aomori Prefecture. The opening hours may vary according to the seasons, please check thei

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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