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Tokyo's (東京) transportation system is highly advanced. It has a fast, clean, and efficient railway system. Because of this, people often travel by train than by car. To get to the station from their house, however, many Japanese people prefer to ride their bicycles. Others choose to ride bikes...

Sake is synonymous with Japanese culture and is the country's national drink made from rice. It is interconnected with the people's beliefs, traditions, way of thinking and way of life. It also makes the perfect companion for so many Japanese dishes, providing balance and harmony. If you're planning on...

Scones are usually made from flour, butter, and milk, but an adorable little bakery located in Tokyo (東京) is famous for their soft and fluffy yet not too dry scones made from heavy cream. Find out more about this place and their pastries below! Quignon (キイニョン) quignon.co.jp/ The word "quignon" means "the...

What do you usually do when you arrive in Japan too early for your hotel check-in time? Most people probably want to look around and explore. However, it's a big hassle walking around when you have big suitcases with you. There's actually a new online service called "Ecbo Cloak"...

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the most impressive districts of Japan. It is a youthful neighborhood that is enjoyed every day by thousands of tourists of all ages. The opportunities for entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife are never-ending. If you’re planning to visit Shibuya, whether for business or sightseeing,...

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it's no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even...

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...

If you're staying in Tokyo for a while, you may know that there are many ways to get by - bus, train, and subway, to name a few. But did you know that traveling by taxi is probably the most economical choice when it comes to shorter distances? Taxis...

Having specific dietary requirements has often been a struggle for visitors and residents in Japan. Be it gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, there were never many options in the past. However, Tokyo and Japan are changing, and more and more restaurants and shops are opening up to cater for those...

For those fans of Iron Chef (料理の鉄人) and the newest iteration Iron Chef America, you probably already know the premise. It takes top chefs from each cuisine – French, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese just to name a few – and has them going up head to head against another...

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