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Those who have been lucky enough to travel to Japan may already be familiar with the countless covered shopping arcades that are spread throughout the country. Teramachi and Shinkogyoku are two large shopping arcades in Kyoto and there are several in central Tokyo as well. However, Shikoku's Kochi City...

Do you love art or would love to pick it up as a hobby? Then good news, you can do just that at ArtBar Tokyo! It doesn't matter what level of art experience you have, ArtBar Tokyo welcomes all art enthusiasts. So check it out and join in the...

On the quiet morning of March 25th, 1995, the subway trains were moving along regularly in the complex Tokyo subway system, brimming with office workers, students, housewives, and children heading to school. On five different trains, sarin gas was let loose, killing 12 people and injuring over 1,000 others....

Japan just loves to make rankings for every kind of event possible. Whether for songs, artists, manga and anime, characters and even location and food, there is sure to be a ranking list that pops up that features the cream of the crop of each group. sanriocharacterranking.com The popular brand Sanrio...

CULTURE

No boyfriend? No Problem! You can now develop romantic relationships with a guy as if you are actually dating in real life. This is called "Otome Game" which is a video game based on a story manipulated by the player character with the goal of your desired partner falling...

Christianity is just one of the minor religions in Japan. Less than 1% of the total population is considered Christian. Despite that fact, the country is regarded as one of the secular nations around the world where religious principles are followed on certain occasions. Let's have a quick view...

Going by modern beauty standards, 'slim' is always the norm. Japan's beauty standards are no different. The perfect Japanese woman should be petite and slender to be considered attractive. However, there are a lot of women who look absolutely gorgeous irrespective of their weight. Taking this into account, many...

One thing that soon becomes apparent to many foreigners after being in Japan for any length of time is the lack of public trash cans. It can be quite annoying at times, but people get used to carrying around used wrappers, receipts, and other pieces of trash until they...

TOKYO

Tokyo, as the capital city of Japan, is home to many old buildings with historical significance. Some of these have undergone several renovations but are still being used today. If you would like to be more familiar with Tokyo's historical spots, here are three buildings which are still in...

Japan just loves to make rankings for every kind of event possible. Whether for songs, artists, manga and anime, characters and even location and food, there is sure to be a ranking list that pops up that features the cream of the crop of each group. sanriocharacterranking.com The popular brand Sanrio...

Kiyosumishirakawa in Tokyo has recently become known as the town of coffee thanks to its abundance of amazing cafes. I would like to introduce you to five cafes in Kiyosumishirakawa that are definitely worth visiting if you are in the area for your daily dose of caffeine. 1. iki...

Having a good treat in this summer heat will definitely be satisfying. But with the number of places you can go to offering new summer sweets, which one should you start off with? If you haven't got a clue as to where you want to go, then you might...

KYOTO

From a young age, girls, in particular, are encouraged by the media and the world around them to dream of one day walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding gown. Personally, I find it quite difficult to merely pass by a wedding gown without admiring the artistry of...

Kyoto has a large collection of shops that sell sweets, and out of the many shops, here is a list of 7 traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) that you can buy in Kyoto. There are a lot of seasonal limited edition sweets that are definitely worth trying if you ever...

One of the best luxury hotels in Japan providing an unparalleled Japanese cultural experience is the Ritz-Carlton resort. Its main location is in Boston, Massachusetts but has successfully expanded abroad. In Japan, it can be found in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and Kyoto. The hotel in Kyoto provides guests with...

Power spots are places where visitors are believed to receive spiritual power and are most often located in the mountains. Some of these include adventurous hiking treks and in Kyoto, the most powerful power spot is the Shimogamo Shrine. On top of that, it has also been designated a...

OSAKA

Ame-Mura (American Mura) is a famous shopping district in downtown Osaka. It is famous for having great shops, delicious food, and an atmosphere that is difficult to find anywhere else in Japan. 1. Big Step info.hanatour.com/ Big Step is a giant shopping center square in the middle of Ame-Mura. It has many...

I believe that pizza is the greatest creation that humankind has yet made. When the aliens come to our little blue and green planet to conquer us and blow up our national monuments, they will taste pizza and immediately reverse their policy, and invite us into whatever federation of...

HOKKAIDO

Candly is a handmade candle shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The second you walk into their shop, you are surrounded by the sweet smell of the handmade candles that line the shelves. If you love scented candles and are looking for a beautiful souvenir or candle for your home,...

I actually did not know this until I visited Sapporo recently, but Sapporo is well known for their large variety of soup curries. Soup curry is, as its name suggests, a soup based curry that usually includes large ingredients. I would like to introduce to you the 5 soup...

HOWTO

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of - taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a reasonable budget, booking internal flights (if any), checking the weather forecast in advance, googling nearby money exchange shops, and much more! Some...

One of the most popular dishes during summer in Japan is Somen. The dish involves somen noodles (thin white noodles made from wheat) that are first boiled in water, then placed in a bowl filled with ice and ice water before it's finally served. But another fun way to...

NATIONWIDE

With the arrival of June, this marks the beginning of summer as temperatures climb higher and the sun sets later in the day. In the kyuureki (the Japanese lunar calendar), the month of June is called Minazuki (水無月) which means the month with no water. As to why this...

Ever have trouble sleeping at night? There's a solution for you. Coca-Cola Japan has recently introduced a new drink called "Glaceau Sleep Water" which claims to help people sleep well at night. It is a drinking water perfect for those who have sleep disorders or simply want uninterrupted beauty...

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