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Traveling to Japan is fun, but it can be easy to stay within the different cities connected by bullet trains as it is conveniently reasonable and less-time consuming. However, the best-kept secrets are usually situated far from the main cities, which means you need to get off trains and...

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are...

Have you ever dreamed of having an entire meal made from cheese? I certainly have and now, you can turn this dream into a reality at this cheese specialty restaurant in Shibuya (渋谷)! Cheese Cheers Cafe (CCCチーズチーズカフェ) is located in the middle of Shibuya and every dish on their menu,...

Capsule hotels are becoming more and more popular in Japan every year, and it seems like we won't see the end of them anytime soon. Another capsule hotel has recently been opened by 9 Hours (ナインアワーズ), and this time it is in Tokyo (東京)! The Capsule Hotel Trend What is the...

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The recently concluded Japanese TV drama series Ubai Ai, Fuyu (奪い愛、冬) covers love affairs and obsession. The four main characters are tangled up in obsessive relationships. If you’re into romantic tragedy shows, then this is for you! Ubai Ai, Fuyu Synopsis 【リアルタイム連動ツイートなう】愛する人を奪われた2人😫このあと、康太( #三浦翔平 )と蘭( #水野美紀 )にまさかの展開が…‼️‼️‼️#奪い愛、冬 pic.twitter.com/soiRQOd0BO— 『奪い愛、冬』ドラマ公式アカウント (@ubaiai) March 3,...

Try asking somebody to describe the Japanese in a few words and most often the answer will be "reserved" and "polite." Japan is renowned for being a safe place to live where almost everything is pleasant. The majority of people are helpful and courteous with just a few visitors...

In a small Tokyo (東京) bar, people gather. The music’s loud, the atmosphere lively and the beer is flowing. But this is no ordinary tavern. No suits or cosplay here – just cowboy hats, tight jeans and belt buckles as large as the waist. It looks like Texas and...

Rice is a staple food in Japan. It has been cultivated across the country for many years and is synonymous with the general meaning of "meal." However, the younger generation nowadays is increasingly eating junk food like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナツ) or McDonald's (マクドナルド) instead of rice. To promote...

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Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are...

Have you ever dreamed of having an entire meal made from cheese? I certainly have and now, you can turn this dream into a reality at this cheese specialty restaurant in Shibuya (渋谷)! Cheese Cheers Cafe (CCCチーズチーズカフェ) is located in the middle of Shibuya and every dish on their menu,...

There is constantly a lot of things going on around the Yoyogi (代々木) area of Shibuya (渋谷) in Tokyo (東京). If you are in need of a quick meal or something to bring home as a souvenir, these five bakeries and sandwich shops may be exactly what you need....

If you have been to Shibuya (渋谷) these past few years, you might have noticed that there are construction efforts taking place at the area around Shibuya Station (渋谷駅). This is because that area is undergoing a large-scale redevelopment as part of the Shibuya renewal plan. One of the...

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There are so many areas which are really worth the visit in Japan and there are so many different things to do. Out of all of Japan's destinations and attractions, Kyoto (京都) is one of the best cities to visit. The best way to explore Kyoto to get to...

KYOTO ART HOSTEL kumagusuku (京都アートホステルクマグスク) is an accommodation type art space in Kyoto (京都) and is the perfect place to stay for anyone who is interested in modern art or wants to have a unique staying experience. A wonderful aspect of this hostel is that you can spend as...

Ever been in such a bad mood that participating in small talk is the last thing you wanted to do? Sometimes we just want to get to our next destination without being disturbed. If this sounds like you, rest assured that you won't be bothered if you use the...

Upon hearing the word "Kyoto (京都)," many people think of temples and shrines as the best sightseeing spots, but that's not entirely true. There are many other places in this historic area, particularly in Arashiyama (嵐山), that you need to see and visit. Here are three of them! 1. Arashiyama...

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This is the time of the year when cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Japan. Many people have probably already planned the places they will be having their drinking parties at for the coming weeks. If you haven't experienced this kind of culture in your country, then dream...

Spring season in Japan attracts attention from tourists from all around the world every year. The hanami (花見), or cherry blossom viewing, is no doubt the main reason to visit the country during this season. Whether with your family or friends, you'll surely enjoy the time you'll spend with...

HOKKAIDO

Cottage SPOONVALLEY (スプウン谷のザワザワ村) is located in the middle of Hokkaido in Biei (北海道美瑛町). The town of Biei is one filled with rolling hillsides and nature, reminiscent of the worlds that come up in fairytales and folklore. In this special town, you can find a place called SPOONVALLEY, which is...

There are so many interesting activities to do in Japan and one of them is fruit picking in a farm. Surprisingly, fruits in the country are a bit expensive. This makes fruit picking activities very popular as visitors do not only enjoy picking fruits but also taking them home...

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When you travel, are you most worried about losing time or losing money? Some people feel that "time is gold" and are willing to purchase expensive train tickets just to get to their destination quickly. However, if you're happy to spend some extra time but get the best deal,...

Do you step into Japanese stationery shops and go crazy over the wide variety of cute products they have? One favorite spot is Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ), a Japanese lifestyle store that sells an array of goods ranging from outdoor equipment to even DIY materials. More often than not, I...

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To many people, Japanese food may seem to be the perfect embodiment of a well-balanced diet, with each plate having the right portions of nutrients that one may need throughout the day. However, what most people don't know is that Japan is just like any other country when it...

Japan is a place where genuine matcha (抹茶) or green tea should not be missed. It is not only used in tea ceremonies but is also a great ingredient for making several dishes. Recently, Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツ) Japan teamed up with Gion Tsujiri (祇園辻利), a well-known tea manufacturer in Kyoto...

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