Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Whether you prefer hiking, driving, cycling, skiing, cruising, kimono dressing, or even pottery making, you won’t run out of things to do in Japan!

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Sendagaya– The main stage for Tokyo 2020 Games

Sendagaya area has mysteriously avoided attention up until now, despite being surrounded by Tokyo's hippest and liveliest neighbourhoods – Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku. A...

FOODIE TOURS JAPAN: GIZEM’S TASTE OF TOKYO

“No one should be missing out on Japanese food!” Sounds like a cliché, but everything points to Gizem Sakamaki being born to do this....
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Protected: A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting...

The snow-covered Akita prefecture is known for several things, but Akita dogs are easily the prefecture's most popular ambassadors, one of them a Shibuya...
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Heroes and heroines behind the festivals: Sendai’s Tanabata Festival

Sendai’s Tanabata Festival: Wonders of traditional Japanese paper-making by shopkeepers Sendai’s Tanabata Festival is touted as one of the three major summer festivals in the Tohoku region,...
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Tohoku Outdoor Activities

Hachimantai: Hiking Through the Valleys of Hell When you think of areas for hiking and enjoying leisurely strolls, usually places covered with lush green vegetation...

SADOU HOSTEL: experience the beauty and tranquility of a tradition Japanese...

Sadou Hostel sets the standard for affordable travel accommodations with its revolutionary hostel in the culturally rich area of Ueno. The stacked beds design seems to...
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Tea Ceremony Experience: Gahou-kai & Tsuruya Yoshinobu, Nihonbashi

The way of tea or "chado" tea ceremony is an elegant Japanese tradition that shows the utmost respect to the guest and dates back...

Matsuri hunting at Matsushiro Castle in Nagano

The 63rd Matsushiro clan: Sanada Jumangoku Festival Matsushiro is located in Nagano Prefecture, an area nowadays famous for skiing. However, during Sengoku period (the Warring...

Noh Theater Workshop in Tokyo

What is Noh? The word literally means "skill", and is a form of classical drama, created in Iga by Kan'ami Kiyotsugu during the Muromachi...
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Hedonistic Experience – ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s Red Ruby Chocolate Afternoon Tea

written by Sarah Nishina It's been said that nine out of ten people like chocolate and they say the tenth person is lying. Which one...

Tokyo Through Architects’ Eyes

Tokyo has been bottomless inspiration for many architects and architecture admirers from all around the world. As Keisuke Oka, an independent architect we interviewed,...

Robot Restaurant: A fantastic world where humans and robots coexist

  EXCITED AND DAZZLED FIRST-TIMER: The very first time I visited the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, I was completely unprepared and didn’t have a single idea...

Traditional Culture Experience Programs for Foreign Visitors!

Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) implement various projects and programs such as Japanese dance, Shamisen of Nagauta, Engei (Japanese...
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Art and Architecture-Spotting Tours by WAttention

ART & ARCHITECTURE-SPOTTING ITINERARIES BY WATTENTION Ginza/Mita/Shinagawa Area ALL THE FACES OF ELEGANCE The Ginza area was the heart of Japan's modernity in the early 20th century...

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or...

Winter Fun In Tohoku

Enjoy the sights of nature in powder snow paradise Appi Kogen Located in Iwate Prefecture, Appi Kogen is definitely high in the running – if...

FUJI-Q – AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR THRILL SEEKERS

I recently took my first trip to Fuji-Q Highland theme park, which always seems to be part of Tokyoites’ bucket list. Although there are...
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Escaping Everyday Routine: A Day Trip to Fuji-Q Highland

Founded in 1969, Fuji-Q Highland still remains one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seekers in Japan. The amusement park with an ambition to be...
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Swimming Pools in Tokyo

Swimming and sunbathing in Tokyo’s concrete jungle Japanese summer is notoriously hot and humid, even dangerously so at times. However there are silver linings to...
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Mori Digital Art Museum’s Brand New teamLab Exhibit

New Odaiba museum hosts art collective's first permanent installation: Borderless Japan's famous digital art collective teamLab has held several digital art exhibitions in Japan and around the...