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Iconic Views of Mount Fuji: Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival

Iconic Views of Mount Fuji: Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival

Autumn leaves are almost as revered as cherry blossoms in Japan. From bright red maple leaves to wavy yellow ginkgo leaves, people are always on th...

Enjoy the Summer Edo-Style at ECO EDO Nihonbashi

Enjoy the Summer Edo-Style at ECO EDO Nihonbashi

Summer in Japan, especially in Tokyo, is hot. Since ancient times people have been coming up with ways to ...

#Menstagram: 7 Instagrammable Noodle Joints in Tokyo

#Menstagram: 7 Instagrammable Noodle Joints in Tokyo

Ramen and Japanese noodles in general can be a lot of things. Cold, warm, spicy, light, certainly delici...

5 Lesser-Known Photogenic Spots in Kamakura

5 Lesser-Known Photogenic Spots in Kamakura

The towering figure of the Great Buddha statue; the gorgeous flowers of Meigetsuin Temple; the dreamy b...

Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe Opened in Nihonbashi Takashimaya in March 2018!

Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe Opened in Nihonbashi Takashimaya in March 2018!

March 14, 2018 marked the inauguration of a new Pokémon Center in Tokyo. The official Pok&eacut...

Recommended by Japanese Gourmets! Sake No Daimasu Kaminarimon Branch

Recommended by Japanese Gourmets! Sake No Daimasu Kaminarimon Branch

Nihonshu, or as most Westerners know it, sake: the iconic Japanese rice wine is on the 'must try'...

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Lavishly decorated boats, used to entertain guests by rich merchants and nobles were all the rage back i...

Izakaya Dining: 6 Staple Dishes That You Should Order at a Japanese Pub

6 Staple Dishes That You Should Order at a Japanese Izakaya

It's time to clock out for the day, lessons are over, work is finished, and the streets start filling ...

Bring these home! A selection of 10 local souvenirs from Tochigi Prefecture

A selection of 10 local souvenirs from Tochigi

Tochigi Prefecture is home to the Kinugawa Onsen hot springs town and the World Heritage-listed Shrine...

Jewelry Ice: This Beach in Hokkaido Fills With Glittering Gemstones in Winter

Jewelry Ice: This Beach in Hokkaido Fills With Glittering Gemstones in Winter

Jewelry ice is a unique spectacle that takes place every winter along Otsu Beach in Toyokoro Town, south...

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Winter is right around the corner and the weather is starting to get colder. In Japan, this means it'...