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In a small Tokyo (東京) bar, people gather. The music’s loud, the atmosphere lively and the beer is flowing. But this is no ordinary tavern. No suits or cosplay here – just cowboy hats, tight jeans and belt buckles as large as the waist. It looks like Texas and...

Kamakura (鎌倉) and Enoshima (江の島) are areas in Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県) near the sea, popular with tourists and packed with things to do. Here are several things for you to do in these areas, and how to get them all done in one exciting, fun-filled day. 1. Get Up Early...

Living in Japan is an exciting experience. You can learn a new language, experience a unique culture, and open doors to brand new experiences. Whether you're a student, a language teacher, or a company employee, it's always good news when you can find a way to earn a little...

What are the first districts that pop into your head when you think of Tokyo (東京)? No doubt famous central locations such as Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿), Roppongi (六本木) and Ikebukuro (池袋) are some of the first that spring to mind. Of course, they are great places to hang...

The list of YouTubers in Japan is growing at an exponential rate so it can be quite difficult to determine which ones are worth your time. And while that often comes down to personal preference, this article is designed to help you find some YouTubers who make videos about...

There are many famous bridges in the world. England has its London Bridge, Australia its Harbour Bridge, and America its Golden Gate. Not to be outdone, in 1993, the Japanese built their own bridge "attraction" in Tokyo (東京) and named it Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ). However, unlike Sydney and San...

The road to Zenkoji (善光寺), one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan, is an easy one. Situated in the beautiful Japanese Alps, a convenient, regular, 80-minute bullet train links Tokyo with Nagano City (長野市), the capital of the Nagano Prefecture (長野県) and the gateway to this seventh-century...

There are many festivals all over Japan that are widely advertised and known to many people. These festivals are prepared weeks or even months in advance, talked and written about online and in newspapers, and are well known nationwide. Examples of famous festivals include the Gion Festival (祇園祭) in...

Since the economic bubble burst in Japan in the 1980s, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (and their forebearers) have been working to get the economy back on track. Japan, as with many other countries, did rebuild but were hit with another recent recession, where they saw...

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it's no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even...

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