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Japan’s Top 5 Department Stores

Oh, the beauty of Japanese department stores! There is definitely something magical about Japanese department stores whether it’s due to their exceptional customer service, often marvelous food floors, proximity to major train stations, or the way they can shield you from the summer heat or winter cold. by Martin Danker Despite the general assumption that…

Did you Know you Can Store Your Luggage for Free at this Restroom in Shinjuku?

Have you ever been worried about your luggage when you want to use restrooms while passing through airport terminals or train stations? Even though there are luggage storage facilities and lockers in most of the places in Japan, there still aren’t many bathrooms which are designed to help travelers as they are not spacious or…

Wander Around the Charming Castle Town of Odawara – Just a Train Ride From Tokyo!

Odawara is attracting more visitors by re-opening Odawara Castle which recently renovated its viewing room. Located in the southwest of Kanagawa prefecture, Odawara has been playing a vital role since the Sengoku era (1493-1590). Due to the unique geographic nature, it was valued as a fortress and a gateway to Kyoto, especially during the Edo…