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Tokyo Day Trip: Renting a Kimono in Kawagoe

Kawagoe is one of the few places in Japan where you can really see what cities used to look like, centuries ago.

The Buddha Twice the Size of Lady Liberty

At 120 meters, the Ushiku Daibutsu was the tallest statue in the world until 2002.

This Magazine Will Mail You Seaweed

Tohoku food producers are communicating with consumers through a magazine accompanied by agricultural produce—and the concept is spreading throughout the country.

Navigating Japan's Regional Ramen

Though most diners categorize ramen into shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu types, here we examine the basic characteristics of a number of established regional styles—and just barely scratch the surface!

10 Great Gifts from Japan

These original gifts represent the rich cultural heritage of this country—and tend to go down well with overseas visitors, too!

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