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10 Weird and Wacky Vending Machines to Find in Tokyo

Vending machines are a staple of modern life, and in Japan they are glowing from every lonely corner at night like some kind of urban lighthouses. They are certainly convenient, reliable, numerous, but in Japan they are also weird and fun and surprising. The majority of vending machines usually sell drinks or small snacks, but…
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10 Wonderful Attractions in the Underrated Kobe, Japan

If you mention Japan, many people’s first thoughts may be the most famous cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Although these are all great places to visit with their own unique charms, there are many other great cities in this country that are well worth a visit. Kobe is an underrated city, great for…

What Do You Know About ‘Tengu’? A Legendary Japanese Creature

The Japanese word “Tengu” comes from the two words, “tian” and “gou,” which translates to “heaven” and “dog,” respectively, thus the name “heavenly dog.” Found in old Japanese folktales, Tengu are considered as a type of god in the Shinto religion but are mostly only thought of as supernatural creatures. Let’s find out more about…

Five Delicious Types of Japanese Noodles

Noodles are one of the staple foods in many cultures including Japan. A lot of Japanese dishes use noodles as the main ingredient, such as Ramen and Udon. Small shops, restaurants, and even food vendors during the festivals are filled with all kinds of noodles. So what are some of the most famous and tasty…

Top 7 Spots you can visit in Nagoya

Nagoya is located in Aichi Prefecture, close to Gifu and easily accessible from Chubu Centrair International Airport. Although in many ways it is a great city with lots of sights and things to do, some might argue that unlike large cities such as Tokyo or Osaka, Nagoya is not very popular for shopping as the…
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O-souji: The Big Year End Cleaning Ritual

While it is the time of the year for preparing Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties in many countries, in Japan things are a little different. It is the time when people return to their hometown to enjoy a few days together with their families. However, the lack of parties does not mean Japanese people…

5 Things to Do in Yamaguchi, One of Japan’s Less Trodden Prefectures

Best known for its blowfish dish, Yamaguchi is the westernmost prefecture in the Chugoku region on the main island of Honshu. It is also one of Japan’s prefectures that keep traditional Japanese culture alive and stay true to the history of the country. If you like Japanese history, Yamaguchi is the place for you. Here…

Taste Japan’s Best Omelette Rice at This Famous Restaurant in Kyoto!

An online video showing the process of how Chef Yukimura Motokichi makes his omelette rice brought his restaurant to popularity. “Sexy” is the best word to describe his creation, and the video made me want to visit Kyoto where this restaurant is located. Let’s find out more about it! Omurice jp.fotolia.com/ Omelette rice, or omurice,…

Japanese Street Fashion: What Is the ‘Decora’ Style and How Does It Look?

As some people already know, there are many diverse street fashion styles that exist in Japan. For people outside of the country, they might find some of the fashion styles quite unusual, but they have many dedicated followers out there that think of it as a passion – a lifestyle even. One of the most…