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Cruising down the City of Medicine: 10 Unique Things to Do in Toyama City

10 Unique Things to Do in Toyama City

Protected by the gorgeous Tateyama Mountain Range and touched by the Sea of Japan, Toyama is the capital of Toyama Prefecture in Japan's Chub...

Spend a Night in the Pages of a Manga! Hotel Tavinos in Hamamatsucho

Spend a Night in the Pages of a Manga! Hotel Tavinos in Hamamatsucho

Spending a night in the world of manga... how does that sound? Opened in Tokyo in August 2019, HOTEL TAVIN...

Adult and Kid Friendly! Meet Captain Tsubasa and Other Anime and Manga Characters in Katsushika, Tokyo

Meet Popular Anime and Manga Characters in Katsushika, Tokyo

Two of the things that most people connect to Japan are anime and manga. These works are often based on rea...

Inside Ginza Itoya, a 100 Year Old Stationery Store in Tokyo

Inside Ginza Itoya, a 100 Year Old Stationery Store in Tokyo

Tokyo is a great place to shop for stationery. From colorful postcards to send back home to fancy Japanes...

Chichibu trip vol. 2 - Cycling in the Japanese Countryside and Enjoying Local Products

Chichibu trip vol. 2 - Cycling in the Japanese Countryside

Last time we traveled north-west of Tokyo and made our way to the city of Chichibu in Saitama. After enjoy...

Chichibu Trip Vol. 1 - Enjoying Food, Nature and Water in Nagatoro

Chichibu Trip Vol. 1 - Nagatoro

Just north-west of Tokyo in the prefecture of Saitama rests the quaint city of Chichibu. Adorned with be...

Setouchi Triennale 2019: Which Artworks Should You Visit?

Setouchi Triennale 2019: Which Artworks Should You Visit?

The Setouchi Triennale (Setouchi International Art Festival) is the largest art event in Japan and is h...

6 Tips for Visiting the Setouchi Triennale 2019

6 Tips for Visiting the Setouchi Triennale 2019

The Setouchi Triennale (also called the Setouchi International Art Festival) is a contemporary art fe...

A Can't-Miss Discount at Laox, the Largest Duty-Free Shop in Japan!

A Can't-Miss Discount at Laox, Japan's Popular Duty-Free Shop!

Laox is a large duty-free store, with many branches all over Japan. Electronics, cosmetic brands like S...

Gokayama: A Magical Trip Through the Gassho-Zukuri Villages

Gokayama: A Magical Trip Through the Gassho-Zukuri Villages

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Six Things You’ll Want to See in Kurashiki, Okayama

Six Things You’ll Want to See in Kurashiki, Okayama

Sitting right next to Hiroshima, Okayama Prefecture is home to Japan’s famous folk tale "M...