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Child Prostitution?!? In Japan?!?!

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…

77 Things to Do in Ikebukuro to Make the Most of Your Visit to Tokyo in 2019!

If you come to Tokyo, classic, must-see spots like the famous Shibuya’s scramble crossing which is crossed by thousands of people an hour, Harajuku’s colorful shops with unique and sometimes strange fashions, and Shinjuku’s busy streets including the notorious red light district will likely be high on your list of places to go. However, did…
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Otome Road- 5 Must-Visit Places in the Paradise for Otaku: Ikebukuro

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

Enjoy Traditional Japanese Dance, Music, and a Parade at This Festival in Tokyo!

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s districts where you can see several major attractions and events. This coming September 23 and 24, 2017, a huge festival will be held in order to bring the community to a festive mood. It is a great opportunity for locals and tourists alike to see an “Omikoshi,” which is a…

Join the Fun and Dancing at the Unmissable Tokyo Yosakoi Festival This 2017!

Many festivals occur during different seasons in Japan. During the pleasant month of October, the Tokyo Yosakoi Festival is held in order to show people the ever-unique style of “Yosakoi” dance. A lot of people participate in this event and several performers can be witnessed dancing and chanting local folk songs. This 2017, the festival…

Get a Healthy Glow with Custom-Made Salads from These 3 Tokyo Restaurants

There is a variety of salad dishes in Japan. You can even find some delicious salads in convenience stores. While the country has ample amounts of healthy food options, one of the best places to find good food is Tokyo. There are so many eateries serving delicious dishes including sushi, sukiyaki, tempura, etc. which look…

Discover the Best Things to Do in Japan in 2019 with Our Area Guide

Japan enjoyed nearly twenty million tourists in 2016 and the number is only expected to increase with time. This incredible country of innovation, tradition, excellent food and world-leading entertainment has captured the hearts of travellers around the world. As the largest metropolitan area in the world, it goes without saying that the number of things…

3 Business Hotels in Ikebukuro For Travelers On a Budget in 2018!

If you’re traveling across Japan, you’re sure to come across business hotels everywhere you go. Most of these places are small but are usually kept clean and come with a private ensuite bathroom. Small business hotels are a great alternative to the larger expensive chain hotels. Locals with the inside knowledge know that this is…

The Top 10 Shopping Districts in Tokyo for Fashion Enthusiasts

Fashion has become synonymous with well-known places like France, Italy, and the US. These countries house the big names for haute couture and were the first to forward fashion as something more than just clothing. Any major fashion enthusiast would easily pick any of these places given the chance of a shopping spree. The contributions…
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