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5 spots you must see in Monobegawa, Kochi Prefecture

Stray away from the hype of Tokyo and check out the hidden gems of the Kochi Prefecture.

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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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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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Tokyo Creative's Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan

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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Takayama Inari Shrine in Aomori

The prefecture of Aomori is at the northern part of Tohoku. Only 1.3 million people are living there. Aomori has a very beautiful coastline and nature areas. Es

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Aomori - More than just apples!

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the island of Honshu, and its capital city goes by the same name. Aomori Prefecture as a whole is often known for the g

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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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Sight in Nagano

Echo Valley Ski Resort

Echo Valley Ski Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. Many restaurants, hotels and pensions are available around the resort.

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Streamer Coffee Company (Shibuya)

Streamer Coffee Company is a small chain of coffee shops in Tokyo specialising in quality coffee and latte art!

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Sight in Shizuoka

Kanzanji Ropeway Kanzaji Station

Kanzanji Rope Way is a 4-minute ride to Mount Okusa with a 360 degree view of the ocean, Lake Hamanako and the nature of Mount Okusa.

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Sight in Osaka

Tachibana Street (Orange Street)

Tachibana Street, traditionally famous for furniture, has now become a stylish area with boutiques, cafes and casual furniture shops.

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Ragtag

Specializing in second-hand designer clothes, this branch of vintage store Ragtag spans three stories. The first floor is devoted to street wear. Japanese finds

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Sight in Kyoto

Gion Hatanaka

Gion Hatanaka is a ryokan in the Higashiyama district close to Gion Shijo station, famous for their evenings where maiko (young apprentice geisha) offer perform

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Sight in Aomori

Hachinohe Enburi Festival

Held in front of Hachinohe City Hall, this festival is celebrated annually during mid March. The main purpose of the festival is to signal the arrival of spring

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Sight in Osaka

Inc & Sons

Sister store to Bar Inc. in Shin-Kobe, this coffee shop and bar brings the same drinking experience to Awajimachi. The relaxed establishment serves lunch from 1

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Sight in Kochi

Kochi Street Market

Selling everything and anything– from beautifully wielded Japanese knives to a garden array of flowers, Kochi Street Market is your one-stop shop for all the essentials! The biggest town gathering occurs every Sunday in the form of a street market, so get your wallets ready for some fabulous goods.

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Sight in Kagawa

Morikuni Sake Brewery (森國酒造)

Twirl your glass of some award-winning nihonshu– straight from the only brewery on Shodo-Island. Winning People's Choice of 2018, Morikuni Sake Brewery is at the top of its game!

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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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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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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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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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Your Unlimited Rail Pass to Nagano, Kanazawa and beyond!

Unlimited rail pass opens up a world of culture and gastronomy in Nagano, Kanazawa, and beyond! Join us as we venture on this historic path, past Karuizawa to Nagano, where our first stop is the samurai town of Matsushiro.

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New Japanese-Foreigner Visa announced

We all know that gaining residency in Japan has always been quite difficult, but this week the Japanese government has passed a new law that allows more than 345,000 low-skilled workers into the country for the first five years with hopes to help the labor shortages in Japan.

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10 Most Beautiful Japanese Cities, voted by Japanese people

To get the full local-Japanese experience on your next trip to Japan, a survey of Japanese locals gave us the top 10 cities to visit in Japan!