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A Bus Trip Through Hitachi City, Where the Mountains and Sea Meet in Ibaraki Prefecture

A Bus Trip Through Hitachi City in Ibaraki Prefecture

When you hear the name "Hitachi" you might think of the electronics manufacturer, but did you know it is also a city in Japan? The place w...

A Day in Chofu: Traditional Buildings, Soba and Yokai

A Day in Chofu: Traditional Buildings, Soba and Yokai

Few make their way to Chofu on their Tokyo trip and many haven't even heard of it. Located west of the c...

Janjan Yokocho: Cheap Food and a Retro Vibe in Osaka

Janjan Yokocho: Cheap Food and a Retro Vibe in Osaka

Deep in downtown Osaka, under the unmistakable shape of an old-fashioned tower is a semi-hidden, narro...

An Unmissable Chance to Taste Sake from All over Japan! Craft Sake Week at Roppongi Hills 2019

Craft Sake Week at Roppongi Hills 2019

April will be a month for sake lovers with the fourth edition of Craft Sake Week at Roppongi Hills schedul...

Tokyo with a Countryside Feel: Get Local in Akabane

Tokyo with a Countryside Feel: Get Local in Akabane

If you’ve been to Tokyo at least once you’ll have noticed that every neighborhood of this m...

The Taste of Downtown Tokyo: Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika

Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika

At the eastern tip of Tokyo is Katsushika City. Packed with the retro flair of the shitamachi*, this dist...

Tokyo's Kitchen, Tsukiji Market Relocated to Toyosu: an Overview of the New Facility

Toyosu Market: an Overview of the New Facility

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Tsukiji Market has had a long career as the world'...

6 Delicious Breakfast Spots for Early Morning Sightseeing in Kyoto

6 Delicious Breakfast Spots for Early Morning Sightseeing in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular travel destinations in Japan. No matter when you go, it's likely tha...

3 Sake Bars with a Unique Atmosphere in Osaka

3 Unique Sake Bars in Osaka

Sake, or as it's called in Japan, nihonshu has become something of a world phenomenon in the last dec...

Secret Tokyo Neighborhoods: Trendy Shops, Sweets, and a European Vibe in Jiyugaoka

Secret Tokyo Neighborhoods: Jiyugaoka

What district would you like to call home if you lived in Tokyo? A lot of the locals would answer Jiyugaoka...

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 yel...