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It’s Becoming Easier for Koreans to Travel in Japan With This New App

Kakao Inc is a tech company based in Seoul, South Korea, and is well-known for its most famous instant messaging application called KaTalk, or KakaoTalk. Kakao is the number one mobile communication app in South Korea, and has expanded to 15 other countries, including Japan. It can be compared to Japan’s LINE app, which is…

26 Hotels in Akasaka that Promise a Comfortable and Relaxing Stay in Tokyo!

If you’re looking for both convenience and peace and quiet, Akasaka is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo. While this business district is a little out of the main buzz of Tokyo, you can be sped into the bustling streets of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Asakusa within no time thanks to the easy…

25 Hotels in Roppongi For a Great Stay in Tokyo’s Nightlife District in 2017

Roppongi (六本木) is one of the most popular districts in Tokyo (東京) for its vibrant nightlife and foreigner-friendly bars and nightclubs. Roppongi Hills is a popular spot for shopping and services, and the area enjoys an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and bars for a wide range of tastes. Roppongi is one of Tokyo’s coolest districts,…

Enjoy All-You-Can-Drink Matcha Beer and Tea at This Restaurant in Tokyo

With the temperature gradually rising, it seems like summer in Japan is nearing. Some people are already anticipating the upcoming fireworks displays and summer festivals where they can drink beer with their friends and colleagues. Speaking of beer, here’s great news! GREEN TEA RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU in Tokyo (東京) will be having a summer event…

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What Is This Traditional Japanese Form of Poetry Called “Shigin”?

Shigin (詩吟) is a form of art in which a person recites a Japanese or Chinese poem in the Japanese language by chanting. This is done in front of a large audience, a few friends, or even to one’s self. It has a rich history and is often practiced by the elderly rather than the…

It’s Becoming Easier for Koreans to Travel in Japan With This New App

Kakao Inc is a tech company based in Seoul, South Korea, and is well-known for its most famous instant messaging application called KaTalk, or KakaoTalk. Kakao is the number one mobile communication app in South Korea, and has expanded to 15 other countries, including Japan. It can be compared to Japan’s LINE app, which is…

Is This Proposed Skyscraper in Tokyo Bay Going to Be the Tallest in the World?

Forget the Empire State Building, Shanghai Tower, Taipei 101, and even Burj Khalifa, Tokyo is all set to build the tallest building on the planet by 2045. It is going to be built on an artificial archipelago in Tokyo Bay (東京湾) and will be named as the “Sky Mile Tower.” Its height is going to…

Do You Know About This Tourist Accommodation Tax in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto?

Tokyo (東京), Osaka (大阪), and Kyoto (京都) are considered as the most visited cities by overseas visitors in Japan. These three are bigger compared to other cities in terms of population, economy, and other criteria. If you are planning to visit any of these three cities, you must know that your trip is going to…

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Wanna Dress up in a Yukata This Summer? Check Out This Hotel’s Seasonal Offer!

Summer promotions have already started in Japan. Several hotels and restaurants have started giving discounts and freebies to people availing of their services. One of the best deals this summer is the plan called “Girls Yukata Stay (ガールズ浴衣ステイ)” at Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo (リーガロイヤルホテル東京) wherein summer kimono (着物) or yukata (浴衣) are offered to women…

26 Hotels in Akasaka that Promise a Comfortable and Relaxing Stay in Tokyo!

If you’re looking for both convenience and peace and quiet, Akasaka is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo. While this business district is a little out of the main buzz of Tokyo, you can be sped into the bustling streets of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Asakusa within no time thanks to the easy…

Have an Out-Of-This-World Experience at This VR Attraction at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN!

Virtual reality, or simply VR, has changed the way people use technology since it first gained popularity in the mid-2010s. From being used in video games to cinema and entertainment, and even in advanced uses such as for healthcare, education and training, and engineering, virtual reality has become a door to advancement. Konica Minolta (コニカミノルタ),…

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Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Experience Japanese Green Tea Flavors at This Matcha-Themed Buffet in Kyoto

Many foreigners would like the opportunity to try Japanese green tea and matcha (抹茶) when they visit Japan. As a nationally popular ingredient and a large part of Japanese food culture, matcha and green tea have been loved since the 8th century. Did you know there is an event in Kyoto where you can try…

76 Hotels and Inns for Luxury Stay in Kyoto, Japan’s Culture Capital, in 2017!

Kyoto (京都) is often described as the most beautiful city in Japan. It is home to some of the nation’s most precious national treasures, including the Golden Pavilion, the shrine of a thousand torii (鳥居) gates, Nijo Castle (二条城), and streets where Geisha (芸者) in training roam. Anyone interested in Japanese culture must take a…

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3 ‘Yaki’ or Grilled Dishes Hailing From Osaka That You Must Try

Osaka (大阪) cuisine is very famous and it sort of inspired other cuisines in Japan with its mouthwatering dishes. The saying that Osakans “eat until they drop,” aka “kuidaore (食い倒れ),” shows that they love food more than anything else. One of the food varieties that they love the most is the grilled or yaki (焼き)…

5 Things to Do at Japan’s Oldest Summer Festival Held in Osaka!

Summer is here! While it’s normally uncomfortable to deal with the intense heat, especially in Asian countries such as Japan, there are several ways to enjoy the season without having to lock yourself inside the comforts of your air-conditioned hotel. One of the most eagerly awaited major summer festivals is the Aizen Matsuri (愛染まつり) in…

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In Hokkaido This Summer 2017? Don’t Miss These 6 Special Summer Events!

Hakodate (函館) is one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道). Regarded as one of the most enjoyable places to visit, Hakodate attracts tourists due to its historical buildings, beautiful scenery, and great local food. Not only is it a popular destination during winter with its powder snow and illumination events, but it has also…

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…

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Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…

NATIONWIDE

Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

McDonald’s Giga Big Mac Is Back for a Limited Time to Satisfy Massive Appetites!

McDonald’s Japan is known for coming up with food items for extra-large dining. In 2016, it created the Giga Big Mac (ギガ ビッグマック) which is filled with 2.8 times as much meat as the Big Mac (ビッグマック). It was one of their crazy line-ups that went on sale for a limited time. This year, from…