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10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

This Service Takes Care of Your Luggage While You Explore Tokyo!

What do you usually do when you arrive in Japan too early for your hotel check-in time? Most people probably want to look around and explore. However, it’s a big hassle walking around when you have big suitcases with you. There’s actually a new online service called “Ecbo Cloak” which lets you find a cafe…

Did You Ever Think a Night View of Japanese Factories Could Be This Beautiful?

Tourist destinations in Japan are not only promoted in broad daylight. Many of them can be seen at night in huge industrial zones. This phenomenon is called “Kojo Yakei.” It kicked off in 2007 when a book featured beautiful photographs of Japan’s industrial buildings and factories as well as their locations. It became so popular…

Take a Tour of Ajinomoto’s Factory in Kawasaki and Learn About Their Famous Product

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a popular Japanese company known to produce monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG might have a bad name these days but it doesn’t stop the company from operating in many countries abroad. They even have a factory tour in their Kawasaki Plant where the company’s mascot known as Aji Panda guides visitors who…