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In the past few years, the number of tourists visiting Japan has been rising year after year, and will surely only continue to increase as the Olympics approach. But while that may still be a few years away, many tourists should still check out Japan for the unique experiences...

While in Japan, you will surely see gyoza (餃子) available almost everywhere, be it served piping hot at a ramen restaurant, in frozen form at supermarkets or in ready-to-eat bento boxes at convenience stores. Depending on which part of Japan you visit, the type of gyoza you taste will...

Ikebukuro (池袋) is one of the main stations of the JR Yamanote Line (山手線). It has been a very popular station for it is in the boundary of Tokyo (東京) and Saitama (埼玉). It also houses Sunshine City – a very popular place for teenagers where you can see...

If you're up for a VIP night or would like to treat yourself after a stressful week, you should check out L'effervescence. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant nestled in a secluded place along the Nishi Azabu (西麻布) area of Tokyo. L'effervescence is hidden among low-rise residential buildings and is rather...

In the trendy, low-key neighborhood of Shimokitazawa (下北沢), you can find all sorts of stores and places. On a day when you feel like going on a little exploration, Shimokitazawa’s vintage stores and quaint cafes can keep you occupied. Previously, I have written about the thrift and vintage stores you...

If you're traveling across Japan, you're sure to come across business hotels everywhere you go. Most of these places are small but are usually kept clean and come with a private ensuite bathroom. Small business hotels are a great alternative to the larger expensive chain hotels. Locals with the...

March has finally come and you know what that means! The spring season is here at last! This time of the year is undoubtedly one of the best seasons to visit Japan and experience something new. As a matter of fact, Japan has a lot to offer this spring...

With the hustle and bustle of life, there is a need for us to de-stress every once in a while. It can be as simple as cafe hopping, shopping, or taking a walk in a park, but in today’s world, consumers are always demanding for new and unique experiences....

Among all the places to explore in Japan, who would have thought that the academic sites are one of the best places to visit? One of many universities that offer beautiful buildings is the University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus (東京大学本郷キャンパス). The grounds are a great place to walk around...

Matchmaking parties are pretty common in Japan. Though the percentage of couples who actually get married is decreasing nowadays, the government and other private sectors are helping people in holding marriage events and meeting potential partners. This spring season, another matchmaking party will be held at Lieu de Vintage Mejiro...

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