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3 Unique Japanese Cafes That You Should Check Out When in Nagoya

Japan’s coffee culture is quite widespread, particularly in Nagoya where the popular chain cafe, Komeda, originated. It is also a fact that Nagoyans are known to love their ogura toast (butter, margarine or cream, and sweet red bean paste on toast) in the mornings or for an afternoon snack with coffee, and that they like…

Looking for an Affordable Stay at One of the Eight 5-Star Airports in the World?

Among Japan’s most popular cities frequented by tourists are Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. But aside from these areas, did you know that there is another city at the center of the main island of Japan that boasts wonderful people, delicious local food such as hitsumabushi and miso-katsu, and great sightseeing spots such as Nagoya Castle…

Explore the Different Sides of Mount Fuji at the Fujisan World Heritage Center!

Whenever people talk about visiting Mount Fuji, there are a few standard approaches to go about it. If you are physically fit or the adventurous type, you would probably relish the experience of making the tough ascent during the summer months and experience its spiritual strength and visual beauty from the summit. For those who…

Visit These 4 Historical Places from the Edo Period in Beautiful Kanazawa!

Have you ever wondered where in Japan you can find historical samurai training houses and districts where geisha have lived and entertained guests both historically and today? Did you ever wonder whether they still exist in contemporary Japan, since most of the cities you or your friends visited don’t really feature these historical places? If…

Things to Do When Visiting Nagoya: A Side Trip to Tokoname!

Nagoya is the fourth most populated city in Japan, and it is also a popular tourist place. It has attractions including Toyota Factory Tour, Nagoya Castle, Noritake Garden, the recently opened Legoland, and rich flavored food such as the amazing Miso sauce Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet). These are a few favorite things for tourists! Within the…

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…

8 Enjoyable Things to Do in the Charming City of Okaya, Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture is best known for the Winter Olympics and for its popular winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Hundreds flock to this prefecture every winter to stay in ski resorts and enjoy the large snowfall that the area sees every year. The town of Okaya is about half an hour by train from…