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The Top 10 Things to Do near Haneda Airport in Ota City, Tokyo

Ota City (大田区) is probably the least known among the 23 special wards of Tokyo (東京). Many foreign tourists do not even know much about it even though it is home to one of the country’s famous international airports, namely Haneda (羽田). In fact, Ota is the largest ward in Tokyo and has many things…

Heading to Fukui? Here Are the Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home!

When going on a trip, one question that is always at the back of one’s head would be, “What are the best souvenirs to bring back home?” Shopping for souvenirs is an activity that some people may thoroughly enjoy, while some may find stressful and time-consuming; which is why it is particularly helpful if you…

7 Best Shops and Cafes to Get Traditional Japanese Confectionery in Tokyo

Wagashi (和菓子), or traditional Japanese confectionery, has made a name for itself as one of the Japanese food that many tourists would like to try out. With attention to detail not only in the recipes but also in the presentation, it is no wonder that these sweets have captivated people’s taste buds. In this article…

On the Lookout for Japanese Artisanal Products? Drop by TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO

If you are looking for a cute craft store that sells Japan-made objects to add to your daily life or get as a souvenir, try visiting TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO (トーキョーファンタスティック表参道). This shop features products made by craftsmen and artisans from across the country. TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO View this post on Instagram 財満晋平 陶展、開催中! 今年も広島から、財満晋平さんの器をお預かりいたしております! 2019.1/5(土)~1/22(火)…

Top 99 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture, in 2019

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi, it’s the otaku culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga, anime, cosplay, and themed cafés. While Tokyo is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek on is hands down Akihabara. In…

Trouble Finding Souvenirs in Japan? Choose the Best Without Wasting Time or Money!

When traveling, many people want to take something special home for their loved ones, or for themselves to remember their journey. However, getting gifts can be costly, time-consuming and stressful because it allows less time to travel and less money for yourself. Though there are many places to buy souvenirs, it can be hard to…

The Extraordinary Career of Japanese Designer Keisuke Unosawa

Do you recognize the name Keisuke Unosawa (鵜野沢啓祐)? If not, you’re about to find out all about this fascinating man. Unosawa is a creative director and designer who was born in Tokyo in 1964. He worked for Katsumi Komagata (駒形克己) before going freelance in 1987. His success was preceded by numerous rejections but, eventually, his…

Learn About the Production of Delicious Beer in 3 Breweries Near Tokyo

Tokyo is a city bustling with colleagues and friends carousing in drinking establishments that litter the streets of the capital. It’s thanks to Tokyo’s production of delicious beer that you’ll so often see those locals with a “nama” (draught beer) in hand. But if you’re on the search for the taste of fresh beer near…

Discover 9 Places From Natsume Yuujinchou on a Japanese Anime Pilgrimage

For those who want to go on an anime pilgrimage, the biggest question is “Where do I begin?” Natsume Yuujinchou (夏目友人帳) fans, look no further! Let us follow Nyanko-sensei to Hitoyoshi (人吉) in Kumamoto (熊本), Japan. Nyanko sensei, buta neko, Ponta, Madara. He may come with many names but our favorite cat is a popular…