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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

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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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TSUMAMIDO

Accessories shop that organizes tsumami workshops. Tsumami is a traditional craft making fabric flowers for kanzashi hair pins and other decorations and ornamen

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Top 5 Things To Do In Tokamachi: Japan’s Hidden Kimono City in Niigata Prefecture

When the word “kimono” comes up in conversation, many will immediately think of Japan and more specifically, Kyoto. And if that person knows alot ab

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Turning 20 in Japan – Seijinshiki

For those who have turned 20 in Japan, the seijinshiki (coming of age day) is a traditional rite of passage. Find out the process of preparing for this event, what to wear, and what to expect here!

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5 ways to embrace Japan's snow season

Now that November is here in Japan, it's just a matter of time before snow starts dumping on many parts of the country - in some spots it has already begun! If

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Sight in Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival

This festival, held every February, displays ice and snow statues in the city center of Sapporo. About 2 million visitors from all over the world attend this wi

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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 Saitama

Mameya (Kawagoe)

Mameya is a shop specialized in sweets made from beans.

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Neighborhood in Saitama

Kawagoe

Visiting Kawagoe, you can stroll through streets with preserved Edo-era warehouse buildings, turned into shops, cafes and museums. The city has a modern waterpa

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Sight in Hokkaido

Shiretoko Nature Office

Shiretoko Nature Office organizes Star Watching / Moon Watching tours, as Shiretoko is one of the few spots in Japan with clear skies and little artificial ligh

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Pasela's cowork

Pasela is a co-working and shared office space in Shinjuku. (Drop-in ok)

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Smokers in Japan Decreasing Rapidly 2019

The reign of cigarette smoking in Japan is coming to an end, as 2019 saw the lowest percentage of Japanese smokers in 65 years.

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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 Kochi

Iwamoto-ji Temple

Iwamoto-ji Temple, located in Kochi, is the thirty-seventh temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

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Most Googled Terms in Japan 2018

Another new year has come around, which means this is the perfect time to reflect back on the year before. In 2018, Tokyo Creative saw a lot of change and growth, and in the greater scheme of things, so did Japan. So here are the top five spiciest Google searches of 2018 in Japan:

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Article by Diego Rojas

Japan at New Year's: How to Hatsumode!

Celebrating the New Year? Around the world many people spend December 31st enjoying champagne and parties. Yet in Japan, festivities are more about reconnecting

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Japanese New Year Oracle: Hatsuyume

Hatsuyume is the first dream you have in the New Year and it is considered an omen for the upcoming year!  But which dream is actually considered to be the "fi

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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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Why are japanese houses so cold, and how can I stay warm in winter?

Why are japanese houses so cold, and how can I stay warm in winter? In particular, older japanese houses and apartments are very poorly insulated (perhaps desig

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Sight in Hokkaido

Asahikawa Winter Festival

Asahikawa Winter Festival, organized every February, is an event where snow statues decorate the city center and multiple activities for visitors as well as the

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Sight in Nagano

Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park

Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park is a ski resort located in Nagano. The area is also open in the summer under the name "Hakuba47 Mountain Sports Park" where visitors

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Article by Yvaine Yvonne

Guide to Winter's Ilummination

Winter can be dull, miserable, and cold in other countries. But not so in Japan. When winter comes, Tokyo will be transformed into a bedazzled town full of beau

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Hotel in Hokkaido

The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido

Surrounded by the scenic Kiroro Forests, The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido is located at the foot of beautiful ski slopes of Hokkaido.

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The Japanese Kanji of the Year

The Japanese public has spoken and has chosen the kanji for ‘disaster’ (災 pronounced as sai or wazawai) as the character that best summarises 2018.

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Article by Claudia Mitsu

Five Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Christmas Time in Japan

Christmas time is the best time of the year. Yes, also in Japan where the Christians population is a minority with only around 1% of the people living in the co

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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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Article by Adrienne Mah

Curious and Crazy! Fusion Christmas in Japan

As a grown adult, I never thought I’d find myself at Christmas time waiting in line again with other excited boys and girls, to receive a festive token from the

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Artelligent Christmas Illuminations at Roppongi Hills

Holiday Christmas light displays in various areas around Roppongi Hills, plus holiday related art work inside the main shopping buildings. A German style Christ

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Article by Johanna Forsberg

Surviving Winters in Japan– The Drugstore Way

Winter in Japan might sound amazing... until you're actually here. That Hokkaido powdered snow, endless amount of sukiyaki and nabe, and all those holiday illuminations do sound great, but if you can't feel your fingers, it's a bit of a problem.

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Sight in Kagawa

Naoshima Bath "I♡Yu"

This public bath operated by the Naoshima Town Tourism Association is actually an art facility built by artist Shinro Otake. Visitors can enjoy the art while ta

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Sight in Fukuoka

Eel Antiques & Repair

Eel is an antiques and furniture shop west of Yakuin station.

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Sight in Kagoshima

D&Department

D&Department is a nationwide home goods and furniture store; this branch is located in the Maruya Gardens shopping mall.

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New Yamanote Line train station announced: Takanawa Gateway

The East Japan Railway Co. has announced that the name of the new station opening on the Yamanote Line between Shinagawa Station and Tamachi Station, will be called Takanawa Gateway. Chaos online ensues.

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The Capitol Hotel to Ban Plastic Straws

Starting in January 2019, The Capitol Hotel has decided to unveil their plans to ditch plastic straws and trial new wooden straws at their hotel’s restaurant.

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THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN JAPAN-OFF: WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT JAPAN?

As a foreigner in Japan, every day is a constant culture lesson. Sometimes you need to ask ‘why’ a lot and sometimes you just need to let it slide. Like moving to any foreign country, the longer you stay does not necessarily mean the less you know.

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My Japan is... Hidden Gems and Rural Communities

In an ongoing series of mini-posts we ask our most passionate Odigo writers “What is your Japan? ” in words and photos.My Japan Is…My Japan can be found along t