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Tokyo Traveling Essentials: Handling Luggage in Japan!

Japan is the country for shopping, and if you are going for your first time on possibly a trip of a lifetime, then you will be planning to bring back …

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In Japan, there’s a hill with a giant Buddha hiding inside

If you’re traveling to Sapporo in Japan, expect to see all sorts of beautiful places, such as ancient temples, snowy mountains, and oddly, a …

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Postcards from Japan: 13 photos that will make you want to visit right now

What is it that makes Japan so photogenic? Could it be the pink cherry trees that blossom each spring, or the snow-capped hulk of Mount Fuji? The …

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Traveling to Japan for the first time? Here’s what to expect!

The amazing thing about Japan is its image: for all tourists there is the perception that Japan has a very deep, and old, culture while at the same …

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10 Hidden Gems You Can Only See in Japan

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Iyakei Valley<p>Iyakei Valley is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets, but don’t expect it to stay that way for long. This remote area in …

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10 things to do in Osaka

No longer just the fly-in, fly-out hub for former imperial capital Kyoto, Osaka is fast becoming a destination in its own right (in fact, 9.4 million …

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This $180 Tasting Menu Explores the Japanese Art of Deep Frying

Yamada Chikara is the only Manhattan restaurant that offers a luxurious take on "kushiage."<p>It’s no secret that fried food has long been the specialty …

Why Anime Fans In Japan Shouldn't Miss Ikebukuro

Once Tokyo’s post-war electronics haven, the neighborhood has grown into a modern mecca for anime fans. As its popularity has swelled, so have the crowds.<p>However, that hasn’t quite been the case with Tokyo’s <i>other</i> geek neighborhood, Ikebukuro. Designated as a haven for female fans specifically, …

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Introducing Temiyage – Flavors of Japan, Carefully Selected by Food Connoisseurs!

Whether you've already been to Japan, or have yet to visit, have you ever wanted to try “real Japanese food” wherever you may be? Japanese cuisine is …

3 Chill Cafés in Kiyosumi Shirakawa - Tokyo's Coffee Town!

A recently trendy area, Kiyosumi Shirakawa is a laid-back café-lovers paradise and answer to the mainstream coffee shops. Although its café heritage …

An Inside Look at the Newest and Biggest Pokémon Center with First Official Pokémon Café!

As some may know, the biggest Pokémon Center in all of Japan has opened this spring in the Takashimaya department store in Nihonbashi, a very …

Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines

The Japanese city known for its temples is also filled with under-the-radar shops, cafés, and markets.<p>Japan’s historic cultural capital is known for its interesting mix of traditional arts and an avant-garde scene, according to Lucille Reyboz, cofounder of the Kyotographie photography festival. …

Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation

Overview<p>Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation by Chris Stuckmann<p><b>#1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing</b> …

Airbnb Review: Townhouse in Old Kyoto

As I mentioned before, it took a matter of minutes to hail a cab and be on our way to the Airbnb property we were staying in. The Airbnb we were …

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

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The Best Food in Japan’s Chubu Region

The Chubu Region of Japan may not be known for its cuisine, but it should be.My love for food knows no bounds, and I'm comfortable admitting that …

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5 must-see Unesco sites in Japan | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japan has always been a favourite destination for Hongkongers because of its diverse natural environment and its rich cultural heritage. From …

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Noodle Stand Tokyo in Harajuku

<b>Noodle Stand Tokyo</b><br>Last year I wrote about (and made a YouTube video for) a shop up near Akabane Station on the north side of Tokyo. The shop was …

10 Things You Must Do In Yokohama

It is a city which is extremely close to Tokyo, yet it seems to get overlooked by many tourists – this is of course the beautiful port city of …

10 Best Things To Do In Hakone for an Extended Stay

Known for its hot springs, sprawling nature, and majestic views of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular side trip options from Tokyo. Only an …

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10 of the best places to eat, drink and shop in Osaka

Read our expert guide to some of the most exciting places to eat, drink and shop in Osaka, Japan. Expect traditional Japanese street food such as …

Top 20 Essential Anime

Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the "core curriculum" for an anime watcher. Some are newer than others, some …

10 Key Phrases to Know Before You Enter a Japanese Convenience Store

You might be already aware of the phrases, Irasshaimase (“Welcome”), arigatou gozaimazu (“Thank you very much”), and moushi wake gozaimasen (“I’m …

7 reasons why you need to visit Japan

Here are a few reasons why you should visit the hippest, coolest and most unusual country in the world.<p><b>1. Culture</b><p>If you want a hit of culture, you’ve …

Japan Travel: The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Tokyo

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a city like no other, home to the weird and wonderful, the hectic and the tranquil, the ancient and the modern. …

Where to Go in Japan: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

Think of Japan and images of cherry blossoms, Buddhist temples, and a Shinkansen train zooming past Mount Fuji probably come to mind. But this is a …

How to Eat at Japan's Favorite Chain Restaurants Without Leaving the U.S.

One small section of Manhattan is drawing the newest imports from Tokyo and beyond.<p>In the blocks surrounding New York City's Bryant Park, you'll find …

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Your Complete Guide On Things To See And Do In Japan

Japan is one of those countries that always calls to me. I’m not sure if it’s the country’s strong culture, iconic cities or beautiful landscapes – I …

17 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city like no other. Sure, you can visit museums, temples, and eat at one of the thousands of delicious restaurants, but you can also do …

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