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Otome Road- 5 Must-Visit Places in the Paradise for Otaku: Ikebukuro

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

Check Out the 10 Best Gifts You Can Buy in Tokyo in 2019!

Finding and buying Omiyage (souvenirs in Japanese) is just one unmissable aspect of any trip to a new country. During your trip to Japan, you will notice there are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs. You may feel a little bit lost with all the choices on offer in those shops. Here…

What to Buy in Tokushima in 2019: 10 Great Souvenirs from the Land of Awa Odori

Prominently known for its spellbinding Awa Dance Festival (Awa Odori) – the largest traditional dance festival in Japan – Tokushima Prefecture attracts tens of thousands of travelers every August. Once there, they are taken in by the unparalleled charm of this easternmost prefecture of Shikoku. Here are just some of the highlights: the powerful Naruto…

Japanese Irezumi: The Meaning Behind 5 of the Most Popular Japanese Tattoo Motifs

Do you have a tattoo? If not, perhaps you are thinking of getting one. Many people have tattoos that symbolize things that are important to them, such as people, places, or nostalgic memories. Tattoos have different meanings around the world; for example, they have held different significant meanings in various tribes and religions for years.…

Must-Try Activities for a Wonderful and Fascinating Winter Experience in Japan

It’s wintertime in Japan! And what can you expect during this season? Snow, of course! Lots of snow! This, however, shouldn’t stop you from traveling and having fun. Here are three things you can do for a fascinating winter experience in Japan! 1. Visit the famous World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go Author’s photo Located in Gifu…

Why You Should Make Okinawa Your Winter Getaway?

Before I came to Japan, I had only vaguely heard of Okinawa. In fact, I’d heard of it because it was featured in the first Kill Bill movie. And when I came to live in Japan, I definitely didn’t think I would be in a country which holds tropical beaches and Hawaii-like weather. I assumed…
たらこのお茶漬け Cod roe and Boiled rice soaked with tea

Delicious Instant Dishes to Warm Your Soul this Winter

Cooking can be hard. After a long day at work, no one wants to break out the hibachi. Thankfully, the wonderful Japanese instant food market can come to your rescue! Plus, it’s cheap, quick to make, and makes wonderful souvenirs. 1. Ochazuke – (Green Tea Over Rice) jp.fotolia.com/ Don’t let the name fool you –…

What to Buy this Year: 40 Most Delectable and Popular Souvenirs from Fukuoka

Souvenirs are important when you visit a new place, as it’s like bringing a part of the destination back with you and showing your friends and family that you were thinking of them. However, with booking hotels, navigating your way around a new area, and filling up your itineraries with fun things to do, it…
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