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Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really...

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...

Kyoto (京都) is arguably one of the best must-see places in Japan: a prefecture full of picturesque spots that preserve Japanese culture and history. But when, for whatever reason, you're stuck in Tokyo's (東京) busy streets and tall buildings, with so little time and resources (that shinkansen or plane...

When we travel, we are always looking straight ahead at the sights, shops and people around us. But have you ever thought to take a look down at the ground? Don't miss the unexpected works of art you can stumble upon in the form of unique Japanese manhole covers!...

Breakfast is generally considered the most important meal of the day as it provides fuel for the day ahead. While traveling in Japan, the hotel or ryokan (旅館; traditional Japanese inn) where you are staying at will most likely provide breakfast for its guests, be it in Japanese-style or...

Hajime Isayama's (諫山創) Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is an action manga that depicts mankind’s revolt against titans who devour humans. It’s been eight years since the beginning of the manga’s original run, but its popularity does not fade as Attack on Titan can once again be found everywhere. This...

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli's (スタジオジブリ) animated movies? If so, you will soon be able to purchase Studio Ghibli merchandise at Donguri Republic's (どんぐり共和国) chain of official stores! Though this event is not directly managed by Studio Ghibli, it is still a perfect place to look for...

Music boxes have been popular for decades with children, collectors, and historians alike. Would you like to listen to the gentle music from a hundred years past? Or do you fancy making your own music box? Visit these music box museums in Japan and you can do both! 1. Kyoto...

You log in to your social media accounts and see that your friends in Japan are all dressed up and their photos look amazing. You wonder how they got to avail of such a wonderful service and you hope that you get to experience it, too, someday. In Japan, there...

No one is too old to love teddy bears. What is it about a good cuddle with a teddy that gives you that magical sense of comfort? If you're a teddy-loving fan, get transported into the world of soft toys at one of these five Japanese teddy museums! 1. Izu...

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