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What’s the differences between Ramen and Tsukemen (Dipping noodles)?

Ramen and Tsukemen, which one do you choose?<p>Ramen is also quite familiar to people overseas in recent years, but do you know Tsukemen (つけ麺)? <br>Tsukemen …

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25 Most Beautiful Places in Japan

Ask anyone who has visited, and they'll tell you: Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. And while you could spend a lifetime exploring …

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Japan’s standing-room-only steak houses

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at communal standing stations<p>Where in Japan can you chow down on a top-quality juicy steak without breaking the bank? At one of the 116 branches of Ikinari Steak, …

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Breathtaking Image is Being Called “Most Beautiful Photo of Kyoto”

Renowned for its blossoming cherry trees, countless shrines and temples, and traditional architecture, Kyoto is one of Japan’s top travel destinations. Its bountiful beauty has been captured in a seemingly infinite amount of photos, but one picture-perfect snapshot has left the Internet in awe. …

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Lawson, Panasonic team up to test robotic cashier-bagger at Osaka store

Convenience store chain Lawson and electronics maker Panasonic Corp. have started testing a staff-less register for which a machine settles the …

5 Things We Learned About Ramen from Tampopo

Ramen is now a familiar part of American cuisine. You might think of instant noodles, your favorite ramen joint, and even trendy takes on the …

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Looking for Sushi in Tsukiji? Head to Sushi Zanmai Honten! | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

When visiting <b>Tsukiji</b>, you will very likely want to savor the fresh seafood available here. There are many sushi restaurants around Tsukiji Fish …

A Brief History Of The Ryokan (And A Stunning New Ryokan You'll Want To Visit)

Tokyo's newest antidote for the bustle of city life is one part luxurious, one part historical.<p>Sleeping on the floor might not immediately sound like the ideal way to spend a holiday in Asia, but one night at a traditional Japanese ryokan offers a dive into history, and a unique experience …

Tips and Manners Necessary for These 8 Japanese Dishes Taught by Top Japanese Chefs

Japanese cuisine (washoku) is a rich, diverse food culture that has all sorts of manners and etiquette attached to it depending on the dish. Watch …

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Heavy Snowfall Transforms Kyoto into Wintry Wonderland

Arashiyama (left) and Kinkakuji (right) of Kyoto covered in snowKyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, with its old temples and gardens, is a picturesque …

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Japanese Toilet Makers Agree to Simplify Control Buttons for Confused Foreigners

On Tuesday, the Japan Restroom Industry Association announced that it had developed a new set of control panel illustrations for multifunctional …

Tokyo's Hedgehog Cafe

Photo by Thomas Peter / Reuters<p>A woman takes a selfie with a hedgehog at the Harry hedgehog cafe in Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2016.<p>Photo by Thomas Peter …

This is the new logo for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Asao Tokolo's winning design was selected from four finalists, following plagiarism controversy<p>A new logo has been selected for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, organizers announced Monday, more than seven months after the original design was scrapped amid accusations of plagiarism. …

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50 Things to Do in Tokyo

From the well-known staples to hidden gems, here is a compilation of 50 things you must do in Tokyo. Be sure to check it out before you head out on …

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The Engadget Guide to Tokyo

Robots, the <i>otaku</i> culture epicenter, the country that gave us Nintendo, Sony and Hatsune Miku. In Tokyo, there's so much to see -- and maybe that's why I live here. Being the good friend that I am, I've curated a map of restaurants, shops and attractions that are a must for tech-happy tourists and …

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To Soak, To Soothe! Hot Spring Villages. - Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel

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A Patchwork of Beauty, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan

I dream of wide, open space.<br>I dream of seeing the sky, the land and the air in between.<br>I dream of hills, how I wanted to intentionally slip and …

Baum-kuchen - Staying in tune with my analogue system / Traveler's Notebook

Before I dive in... the disclaimer would be that this is only a portion of my analogue system. Aside from what I am sharing here, I carry Roterfaden …

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Why I LOVE the Japanese people: How to lose $7,000 of gear and get every bit back

My most recent trip to the annual CP+ show in Yokohama was my seventh to Japan to date, and the more I visit, the more I come to love the country. …

Japanese Festivals (Matsuri)

When Sake Gets Too Polished

Rice needs to be polished to make premium sake. But there’s an arms race going on, and American consumers have something to do with it, because …

B-class food festival in Shiga – Shiga Blog – by Philbert Ono

Long lines at Shiga’s 1st B-kyu Gourmet Battle in Otsu.<p>Shiga’s 1st B-grade (B-kyu) Gourmet Battle (第1回 滋賀B級グルメバトル) was held in Otsu on July 30-31, …

Kero Apple Lightning Nomad Cable

A 3″ Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring. Sync/Charge capability. The Nomad cable is perfect for use at work, in the car, at home, …

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