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The Thought-Provoking Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

When people think of places in Japan, it’s easy for famous places like Tokyo Tower or Kiyomizu-dera Temple to come to mind. But far to the west of Japan, one of the most important places in the country has been drawing people to it for over 50 years. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, originally built…

Take a Journey Through the History of Japanese Advertising

There is no shortage of museums in the Tokyo area. There is practically a museum for every interest. Being someone who studied journalism and strategic communications, I am really interested in advertising and its history. So, the Ad Museum Tokyo was exactly the museum I have been wanting to see. While it is not the…

Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been living in Japan and though Tokyo has a lot of nature friendly parks, I’ve been in need of some fresh air, nature and relaxation – so I decided to take a day trip to Kamakura. Whether you want to enjoy your day at a shrine…

Japanese Skincare: The Best, the Unique, and the Strange

One of my goals during my time in Japan was to buy and try as many new skincare products as I could. Japan is known for having extremely good skincare products and I wanted to find the best and most novelty items. While some of the best products are way out of my price range,…

Japanese Skincare: An Interview with Supreme Noi Co.

A skincare brand that has been around for a few years is starting to pick up popularity, here in Tokyo. Supreme Noi is a Japanese beauty and skincare brand that has been around since 2012. It is still a relatively young company compared to many other beauty brands, but it has been gaining more popularity…

The Most Convenient Ways to Get Around in Kyoto

When it comes to tourism in Japan, the most infamous example may be Kyoto, the former capital of the country. From serene shrines to bustling city attractions, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this town. Unfortunately, the density of tourists in Kyoto is straining Kyoto’s transportation infrastructure to its limits. While…

Make your own Cup Ramen: a day at the Cup Noodle Museum

When I think of Japan, one thing that automatically comes to mind is “cup noodles”. As someone who eats cup noodles at least once a week, when I heard that there’s a Cup Noodle Museum about an hour away from Tokyo in Yokohama, I knew I had to go on a weekend.. and I did!…

Harry Potter game in Pókemon GO’s style will be released tomorrow! What else?!

Hot news for fans of Niantic developer’s games this June 2019 is the Pókemon-GO-style Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and it will be released tomorrow (21/06/2019)! Predicted to create an addictive craze as big as Pókemon-GO achieved, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will attract more players who have not played any games of Niantic, thanks to the reputation from this legendary series…

Best Spots to take pictures of the Tokyo Tower

If you don’t take pictures with the Tokyo Tower while visiting Tokyo, did you really visit Tokyo? As iconic as the Tokyo Tower is, there are a lot of great spots (including some that are hidden) where you can take pictures with the Tokyo Tower. I will also be sharing a “secret” spot where people…

5 Things to Do on Japan’s Famous Miyajima Island This Summer!

One of the most famous images associated with Japan is a large Torii gate standing tall in the ocean as waves wash around it. While it may seem like a more fantastical image, you can find this sight in real life. Itsukushima, or more popularly known as Miyajima, is a small island in the south…