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Spring Festivals near Tokyo!!

Believe it or not, it’s almost spring! Springtime is a time of change, new beginnings and renewal. The school year ends end in March and the new year begins in April. Companies also follow a similar calendar. The spring is a very important time for farmers to make preparations for planting rice. It’s also a […]

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An Underground Stone Quarry near Nikko

If you’re visiting Nikko, one of the most popular sightseeing areas near Tokyo, one place you might want to add to your list is the Ohyaishi Museum. It isn’t a conventional sightseeing spot, but it’s one you’re sure to be impressed by. Ohyaishi Museum The Ohyaishi Museumused to be an actual stone quarry, where they […]

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Tokyo x Sakura (Cherry Blossom) = Beautiful Hanami

It is getting warm! Cherry blossom will be in bloom soon!! Here is the forecast. Cherry blossoms will be in full bloom on around 5th April in Tokyo, I guess. Let’s enjoy cherry blossoms! We’ve prepared 3 different cherry blossom (sakura) walking tours to help you get the most out of this beautiful yet short-lived […]

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Harajuku’s Top Pancake Shops

Japan is definitely a paradise for sushi lovers, like myself but I’m also a huge pancake lover. Usually pancakes are eaten as a dessert rather than for breakfast and you will find it on many dessert menus in western style restaurants. Japanese –style dessert pancakes are smaller, sweeter and thicker and you don’t usually need […]

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New Year in Tokyo

New Year’s Holiday is by far the most important holiday of Japan. Traditionally people go back to their family home and spend holiday season as a family. In Tokyo many people went back home for the holiday season, so many shops will be closed or operated on unusual schedule. For the temples and shrines they […]

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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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Autumn in Tokyo: Where to find beautiful autumn leaves and enjoy peace of mind

Tokyo can be exciting as well as tiring. Taking a breather in the city itself is one idea, and here’s another idea if you are coming to Tokyo in Autumn and want to enjoy the sight of beautiful autumn leaves within Tokyo. For what to expect, check out this video clip. This video clip shows you […]

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Maple trees, autumn, and the passing of the season.

While officially the calendar says it is still summer, the night chill has come and soon the day chill will too.   However this marks the start of another fantastic time of year to be out and about in nature, autumn! Most people that come to Japan only in the spring to see the cherry […]

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Kid-friendly sites in Tokyo: 13 spots at Tokyo Dome City

If you are visiting Tokyo with your kid(s) /family, you may want to stay in the same area where you don’t have to move around a lot, yet enjoy your stay in Tokyo. You probably want to take them to amusement/theme parks or kid/family-friendly places as much as you can. Here are our recommendation sites […]

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5 Best shopping stores in Tokyo you must not miss

If you are interested in fashion, do you know first thing you must do in this season in Tokyo? Checking out the autumn collection! This land of wonders and beauty is known for its lovely shopping stores. It is the best season for the ladies visiting here to see and buy their favorite accessories and […]

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