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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...

How we wish that Doraemon (ドラえもん) existed in the real world! So many of our problems could be so easily resolved. Sadly, this is wishful thinking for now, but all hope is not lost! The incredible technology of our times means that we can experience fantastical worlds through VR...

Yayoi Kusama (草間彌生) is a world-renowned avant-garde artist who has worked in a wide variety of medias. All exhibit her deep interest in patterns, repetition, and psychedelic colors. One of her latest exhibitions is called "Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul (わが永遠の魂)", which reflects her lifelong preoccupation with the infinite and...

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....

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa...

Japan is often regarded as the mecca of anime culture as well as one of the worldwide centers of street style. In 2017, one can have the best of both worlds as a major fashion festival meets a popular anime for one “giant” collaboration. TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION will feature...

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...

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can't miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates...

Have you ever heard of steampunk fashion? It is a style which incorporates 19th-century industrial technology with Victorian aesthetics. Some people in Tokyo are so passionate about this subculture that they formed a regular event called Steam Garden. Steam Garden is held twice a year to gather lovers of the...

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