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The Kawaii Look for Girls in Tokyo

One thing that’ll probably surprise you when you come to Tokyo is how the girls or young women look. If you’re assuming they all have black hair, black eyes, then you’re in the wrong country. In Japan, dyeing your hair brown, wearing brown or even green or blue contacts, putting on fake eyelashes, and doing […]

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What is “Kawaii”???

It’s impossible for Japanese girls to go through a day without saying the word “kawaii”. It’s become a part of daily life. Japanese girls tend to prefer all things “Kawaii” and it’s their goal to try and become “kawaii” themselves. The word “kawaii” can be translated into the word “cute” in English, but that isn’t […]

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“Purikura” – Popular & Cute Japanese Photo Booths

You too, can be photogenic using the “purikura” machine! It’s very popular with the younger generation, expecially girls and young women ranging from junior high school students to people in their 20s and 30s. It is easy to find just about anywhere in Tokyo and only costs 300 or 400 yen. Try taking a “purikura” […]

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Dive into the Ghibli Museum

Hayao Miyazaki, arguably the most famous Japanese Animation director, is known for animation films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and so on. The Ghibli museum, that displays his animation films, opened more than a decade ago in Mitaka, Tokyo. This museum is not just a museum of animation, but contains enjoyable contents for […]

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Top 10 Halloween Themes

Halloween is originally celebrated on the eve of a Western Christian feast of the All Saints’ Day (or All Hallows’ Day), and is dedicated to remembering the dead. Nowadays, Halloween is celebrated by attending costume parties, Trick-or-Treat, lighting bonfires, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and so on. As with all traditions, they evolve as time passes, […]

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Gifts galore! Souvenir shopping

Tokyo, especially around some of the larger train stations seems like one huge shopping center, and what better place to buy something for your friends back home! Everyone has their own idea of what makes a perfect gift to give to the ones they love, but here are some suggestions of those gifts and where […]

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Best 4 Helpful smartphone apps when you travel in Japan

Apps on our smart phones help us to navigate the Internet better and also boast all sorts of user friendliness to make our lives simpler, and if you are traveling to/in Japan, they can make that simpler as well. There are so many to choose from and most will be sufficient for you while you […]

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8 steps how to create your own Kit Kat!

Let’s create your own Kit Kat Do you know you can create your own designed Kit Kat package in Japan? You can choose among 2 flavors between Milk chocolate (red) and Bitter chocolate (black). The price are 2,310 yen for the red ones and 2,520 yen for the black ones. All you have to do […]

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40th Anniversary Limited Edition “Thank you” Kit Kat Available Now

Nestle Japan gives a BIG “Thank you” to Japan with a limited edition Kit Kat! Celebrating the 40th anniversary release of Kit Kat in Japan and to show their gratitude, Nestle Japan has released a limited edition “Thank You” Kit Kat. There are three chocolate flavors and an “Android Kit Kat” flavor, a collaboration between […]

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18 Kit Kat Flavors Exclusive Only To Japan

Kit Kat means “sure to win” in Japanese Japan is the world’s 2nd-largest Kit Kat consumer behind UK, where the chocolate crisp was born in 1935. The word “Kit Kat” sounds similar to the phrase “Kitto Katsu (sure to win)” in Japanese and is perfect as a small gift to someone who needs a good […]

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