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CULTURE

16 Unusual and Unique Vending Machines in Tokyo

16 Unusual Vending Machines in Tokyo

Walking the streets of Tokyo you'll find one at every corner. Colorful and spotless, ready to quench your thirst with a wide variety of bevera...

14 Teas That You Can Find in a Japanese Supermarket

14 Teas That You Can Find in a Japanese Supermarket

Tea is surely one of the first beverages that comes to mind when thinking of Japan. Think of a teahouse in K...

Traveling From Home: We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

Temporarily unable to travel Japan, I decided that I was going to bring some of Japan into my own house! In...

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

There are countless religious and folk festivals being celebrated in Japan throughout the year. Among ...

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

If there's one thing that Tokyo doesn't lack it's drinking establishments. From tiny wat...

Why Is It so Expensive? Japanese Luxury Fruit Culture Explained

Japanese Luxury Fruit Culture Explained

One of the first times I visited Japan, I remember walking inside a sumptuous mall of marble and stone lin...

Early Day in Tsukiji! Morning Service and Breakfast at Hongwanji Temple

Early Day in Tsukiji! Morning Service and Breakfast at Hongwanji Temple

If I say "morning in Tsukiji" I'm sure most of you will think of the same thing: getting up ...

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...

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...

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Japanese summers wouldn't be the same without fireworks or hanabi (literally "flower fires...

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi. The place that is now a bustling business district used to be the core of Tokyo’s shit...