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All About Love Hotels

With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

Han Solo Chocolates & Other Homemade Treats

This year, Japanese citizens have really upped the ante when it comes to homemade Valentine's Day treats. Some going as far as turning their favorite Star Wars characters into tasty treats!

Japanese Men + Western Women = Yes? No? Maybe?

While Japanese women hooking up with Western men is relatively common in Japan, the opposite isn't seen so much. Which begs the question: Why?

How to Find Love in Japan

You can find just about anything in Japan, from dancing robots to maid cafés! But what about love?

Top 4 Spots in Tokyo to Woo a Date

Got a big date and need a good recommendation on where to go? We've got you covered with our Top 4 romantic areas around Tokyo.

Naha Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

Okinawa's colorful and tropical capital city just got even more rainbow-friendly.

Love in Japan: Valentine's Day & White Day

Not content with just one day of affection, Japan follows up Valentine's Day with White Day exactly a month later.

Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo

Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

The Secrets of 'Gokon'

What's the deal with mysterious Japanese group dates, or 'gokon'?

Dating & Exoticism in Japan

Does being foreign really help one date in Japan?

The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017

Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in Japan and it's so important to make sure you get the right gift for your sweetheart. Read on if you need some ideas on the perfect present.

Top 10 (Non-Chocolate) Valentine's Day Gifts

In contrast to many Western countries, Japanese girls give chocolate to their crushes on Valentine's Day. Besides chocolate, can you guess some of the other fantastic options to give your guy?

All Aboard Tokyo's Love Train!

If you're dying to board this love train, don't wait to schedule a date with your Valentine, because this event ends March 13!

5 Unique Date Destinations in Tokyo & Beyond

These unique date destinations and experiences would surely make your heart melt, and create memories you'll never forget.

5 Romance Anime Movies for Lovers

Who says we need to wait until Valentine’s Day to watch romantic movies? It's always a good time to get dreamy and romantic with great anime, and we bring you our Top 5 picks for lovey-dovey anime movies.

Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls

Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!

5 Outside-the-Box First Date Ideas

There's no better way to get to know your date than to dive into a first-time experience for both of you. Here are five outside-the-box ideas you can try in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas that are sure to give you insight into one another!

Take Your Date Chocolate Mining

Want to find the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day this year? How about mining for chocolate in Isetan's Shinjuku department store?

5 Top Desserts to End the Date on a Sweet Note

On a date, a good dessert after a meal is as sweet as a memorable goodnight kiss. Hop to a stop on our list before calling it a night, as sweet memories are made of these!

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