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Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Stylish hostels and fancy guesthouses have been popping up like mushrooms in Japan in the past few years. Riding this wave of originality, more an...

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Despite its name, electronics are not the only thing you will find in here. At Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA EL...

The lavender fields at Farm Tomita: The scenery you should see once in your life

The lavender fields at Farm Tomita: The scenery you should see once in your life

Farm Tomita in Furano, Hokkaido is one of the representative facility for lavender tourism. The site is ...

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Temple Just Outside Tokyo

Stay at Taiyoji, an Isolated Buddhist Temple Just Outside Tokyo

Imagine an ancient Buddhist temple perched on top of a mountain. Surrounded by nature and peace, away fr...

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Snow Unite to Make the Perfect Sake

Tamagawa Sake Brewery, Where People and Snow Unite to Make the Perfect Sake

Niigata prefecture has the largest number of sake breweries in Japan. Here, located in the city of Uonum...

More fun than an amusement park?!
Hints on how to enjoy Mother Farm, accessible from Tokyo

Hints on how to enjoy Mother Farm, accessible from Tokyo

Mother Farm is a famous sightseeing spot known to all Japanese on the Boso Peninsula of Chiba. Not only ca...

Get to Know a Buddhist Nun at a Local Temple

Get to Know a Buddhist Nun at a Local Temple

If you had to choose, what words would you use to describe Buddhism in Japan? After visiting some of the fa...

A Beginner’s Guide to Sento

A Beginner’s Guide to Sento

by guest writer Stephanie Crohin (sento journalis)Sento or public bathhouses are an attractive part o...

Order a Cocktail from a Monk at Vow's Bar in Nakano

Order a Cocktail from a Monk at Vow's Bar in Nakano

by guest writer Laura Loss"Why," asked the Japanese man sitting at the counter, absently st...

8 Must-Try Wintertime Activities Around Sapporo

8 Must-Try Wintertime Activities Around Sapporo

Hokkaido is a snow lover’s paradise. While hitting the slopes for some skiing is very popular, th...

There's Still Time! Plan Your Visit to Disney Christmas 2016

Disney Christmas 2016

Disney Christmas is in full swing at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea! If you haven't yet made i...