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SIGHTSEEING

Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Minamiizu is the southernmost town of the Izu Peninsula in Japan. Enveloped in an indented coastline, this area is blessed by a lush nature. Every ...

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'...

Yukimi-Buro: Seven Breathtaking

Yukimi-Buro: Seven Breathtaking "Snow View Baths" near Tokyo

Many areas in Japan offer gorgeous snowy landscapes in winter and one of the best ways to enjoy them is whi...

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

If you're looking for places to visit in Japan other than the 'classic' destinations of To...

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...

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

When you think of autumn, fall foliage might be one of the first things that come to mind. The reflection o...

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...

Visit Inuyama Castle and Take a One Day Stroll Around a Historical Town

Visit Inuyama Castle and Take a One Day Stroll Around a Historical Town

Nagoya city is known primarily for its shopping and gourmet food, but that’s not all it has to offe...

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Todoroki Valley, a Secret Nature Hideout in Tokyo

Hidden away in a quiet neighborhood, Todoroki Valley is a rare natural hideout that you wouldn't ex...

Gorgeous Shibamata, a Retro Japanese Townscape in Tokyo

Gorgeous Shibamata, a Retro Japanese Townscape in Tokyo

With its 400-year-old temple, retro shopping street and exquisite Japanese gardens, Shibamata is a tr...