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5 Fun and Free Things to Do on Your Birthday in Japan

Birthdays come in a limited number, so it is important to make the most out of the ones that you get! If you happen to be lucky enough to be spending your birthday in Japan, there are plenty of benefits that come with your special day. Here are five things not to miss out on!…

Top 5 Spots You Must Experience in Minato Mirai, Yokohama

Minato Mirai 21 (横浜みなとみらい21) is the biggest business, shopping, and tourism district in all of Yokohama. It is just a few minutes by train from Yokohama Station using the Minatomirai Line, or about 40 minutes away from Tokyo Station. Though there are countless things to see and do in this area, here are five recommendations…

What to Buy in Fukushima in 2018: 10 Local Sweets Perfect for Souvenirs

Fukushima Prefecture has a lot of popular food souvenirs such as cake, manju, pie, etc. Here are 10 delicious treats that you should buy and bring back home when you visit Fukushima! 1. mamador (ままどおる) mamador is a mini cake that is a classic souvenir from Fukushima. It tastes like milk and butter and has…

Got a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 10 Must-Visit Sweets Shops in Obihiro, Hokkaido!

Obihiro City is located in the south center of Hokkaido, Japan. Since the city has an easy access to fresh agricultural products, there are a lot of popular must-try foods in the area, including sweets and desserts. In this article are 10 famous shops where you can buy delicious sweets in Obihiro. Check them out!…

This Lovely Izakaya Chain in Japan Will Take You Back to the Showa Period!

A trip to Japan will make most people aware of the nation’s drinking culture. Not only do the Japanese pride themselves on sake (or nihonshu or shochuu if you want to be technical), but they also have a wide variety of cocktails that is sure to never bore any man or woman old enough to…

10 Things to Do in Niigata: Nature and Gourmet!

Niigata is a beautiful prefecture located at the center of the main island and facing the Nihon sea. It’s the prefecture which is the longest, lengthwise, in Japan. Niigata isn’t so popular as a tourist place for foreigners, and most people who visit the country won’t consider coming here. However, it has a lot of…

Check Out These 4 Reasonably Priced Bars in Tokyo With Amazing Views!

If you are looking for a fancy yet affordable place, whether it’s for a date, a calm night out with family, or if you and your bestie want to feel like VIP’s for the evening, these bars are the perfect places to check out. Complete with a calm, chic atmosphere and an amazing view, these…

Satisfy Your Taste Buds at These 5 Unique Gyoza Restaurants in Tokyo

Gyoza is a staple comfort food in Japan. While making homemade gyoza and eating it at home is enjoyable, there are people prefer to actually go out and find a gyoza specialty restaurant. However, some feel hesitant to do so as old-fashioned gyoza restaurants are notorious for being rowdy and filled with businessmen trying to…

Want to Visit the Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo? Here’s How to Get Tickets!

If you don’t know who Yayoi Kusama is, you either have been living under a rock, or you’ve seen her work and just don’t know her name. She is a famous Japanese artist who has recently opened a museum in Tokyo. However, due to the popularity of her unique artworks, it’s very difficult to get…

Savor Delicious Food and Great Coffee at These Instagram-Worthy Cafes in Shibuya

Back in October 2015, a concept store called CANVAS TOKYO opened in Hiroo, Shibuya. Many people have since become repeat customers for the delicious coffee and doughnuts that they offer. Find out more about this stylish space and what else they have in store! CANVAS TOKYO A post shared by JONAS約拿 San Francisco & Travel…
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