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Heading to Fukui? Here Are the Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home!

When going on a trip, one question that is always at the back of one’s head would be, “What are the best souvenirs to bring back home?” Shopping for souvenirs is an activity that some people may thoroughly enjoy, while some may find stressful and time-consuming; which is why it is particularly helpful if you…

7 Best Shops and Cafes to Get Traditional Japanese Confectionery in Tokyo

Wagashi (和菓子), or traditional Japanese confectionery, has made a name for itself as one of the Japanese food that many tourists would like to try out. With attention to detail not only in the recipes but also in the presentation, it is no wonder that these sweets have captivated people’s taste buds. In this article…

5 Things to Do in Azabu-juban, Tokyo for ‘Sailor Moon’ Fans

When it comes to “magical girls” or “mahou shoujo,” most people would think of Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン). All over the world, Sailor Moon has made a name for itself and the magical girl anime subgenre. In the series, a certain place is featured and it is said that it is the neighborhood where the story…

Try These 4 Traditional Japanese Sweets at This “Wagashi” Shop in Tokyo!

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are also considered an art form in…

Check Out 9 of the Best Places to Visit in Numazu City, Shizuoka!

Numazu City (沼津市) in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県) was recently placed in the spotlight because of the anime, Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu City is a gateway to major tourist sites such as Mt. Fuji (富士山) and Hakone (箱根). The city is also known for its numerous hot springs. If you are setting off for an…

Looking for a Unique Way to See Tokyo? Check Out These River Boat Tours!

No matter how many times you have visited Tokyo (東京), there is still so much more to explore. Unfortunately, most people tend to focus on the attractions and places they can visit on land. Have you ever thought about seeing a new perspective of Tokyo while on the water? If yes, then Riverboat Mizuha (舟遊びみづは)…

Check Out This Cosplay Photo Studio in Japan That Used to Be a Real School!

Schools are a common setting in Japanese TV shows and anime. In Japan, cosplayers who dress up as school kids may find it difficult to get an authentic-looking school backdrop for their photo shoots. However, there is some good news for enthusiastic cosplayers! An old high school in Kurate (鞍手), Fukuoka (福岡) has been transformed…

On the Hunt for Hard-To-Find Japanese Goods? Try Out These 3 Subscription Boxes!

It is not always easy to get your hands on Japanese goods. From shipping fees to customs fees, the options for buying are limited and other communication problems can leave you feeling intimidated when buying something online from Japan. However, one solution has recently become available – subscription boxes! This revelation has been increasing in…

5 Affordable Places to Stay in Ikebukuro, Tokyo’s Liveliest District!

Ikebukuro (池袋) is located in Toshima Ward (豊島区) in Tokyo, Japan and is a hub for eating, shopping, anime, and business. With that description, it is somehow a mix of the busy, commercial atmosphere of Shinjuku (新宿) and the fun, otaku atmosphere of Akihabara (秋葉原). With so many things that this district has to offer,…
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