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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...

High-quality delicious food is not rare in Japan. You can find it almost anywhere. Different cities offer varieties of dining experiences ideal for gourmet enthusiasts. These are often frequented by gastronomes and food journalists who enjoy world-class cuisines and food tours. However, if you're looking for the best places...

Japan is definitely a great place to visit. If you are planning to stay in the country for an extended period of time, you have to be decisive in choosing the perfect place to stay at. There are so many accommodations which can be found throughout the capital city...

Another year has started, which means more upcoming opportunities for anime and manga fans to sport their favorite characters' stunning outfits! Events, such as the Comiket and World Cosplay Summit which are two of the biggest events in Japan, are expected to draw attention from members of the otaku community...

Japan has long been the hub when it comes to samurai and martial arts training. In fact, a number of foreigners who want to master a specific art would visit the country to train under the best schools and mentors teaching various fighting types such as Aikido (合気道) and...

At the mention of Tokyo (東京), I am sure everyone has the idea that it is a costly place to visit. However, this is not 100 percent true. Just recently, my friend and I spent a day traveling around Tokyo area in, what I would say, an economical way....

Have you made any plans on what you are going to do this coming Christmas 2016? If you happen to be in Tokyo (東京), there are many illuminations to check out, nice Christmas dinners offered at restaurants to savor, and plenty of fun activities which you can engage in....

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