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Are You Up for the Challenge? Try Some of the Spiciest Ramen in Tokyo!

The Japanese, in general, don’t tend to like spicy food as much as other countries. Indian and Korean restaurants sometimes “tone down” their level of spice to adhere to local tastes, and what restaurants warn as “spicy” usually tends to be quite mild. With the exception of Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, which does add a…

How Does Tokyo Deal With Its Huge Population?

Tokyo is a monster of a city, with an enormous headcount of over 13 million people. That’s a huge number to imagine, but to actually see even a small portion of that number in one place is pretty amazing. Tokyo’s most populous areas get incredibly crowded; Shibuya’s famous “Scramble” sees over a thousand crossers per…

All About the Japanese IC Card and How to Get One

An IC (Integrated Circuit) card is a handy card that anyone staying in a city in Japan should have. They are easy to get and can be used in a variety of ways. Someone who is traveling around the city for a day will probably use their IC card at least once. So what is…

5 Cards That You Should Never Be Without in Japan

Point cards offer benefits and discounts to customers who are loyal to one business and frequently buy things at their stores. Nowadays, more and more companies and shops are utilizing their own point cards to encourage people to revisit their business and reap the benefits. Other times, cards can be used as shortcuts to pay…

5 Great Things About the Autumn Season in Japan

Temperatures are fluctuating, the last of the annoying summer insects are dying out, and people are changing their light bed sheets for winter warmers and stocking up on blankets and fluffy slippers. Autumn has arrived in Japan! Although there are many things to love about summer – beach activities, summer festivities, and seasonal cooling drinks,…

3 Exciting Food Festivals in Tokyo This November 2017 That Foodies Shouldn’t Miss!

Japan is known for its delicious local cuisine as well as unique takes on international dishes. The Japanese take pride in food quality, appearance, and taste, and wherever you travel in Japan, you’re guaranteed to come across local dishes that are unique to their area. This country is also loved for its festivals; there always…

Love Japanese Noodles? Check Out the Tokyo Ramen Show 2017!

Ramen is a noodle dish which originated in China but has since been established as a very popular dining option in Japan. Various flavors, toppings, and side dishes make ramen a versatile and filling dish that is the favorite of many Japanese and foreign people alike. Varieties of ramen primarily include miso, tonkotsu (pork bone),…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…
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