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Try Amazing Food at Tanabata Matsuri in Sendai

It was very hot when we went to Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, to see this gorgeous Tanabata Masturi, but nothing can stop us from having fun!

Beyond Shibuya: How to Get Away in Tokyo

Tokyo is a familiar tourist destination, and with good reason. It has incredibly diverse neighborhoods, history and technology side by side, great food, shopping and more. But it also has crowds! Want to get away? Here's how!

How to Save Money in Japan in 5 Easy Ways

Get more bang for your yen with these tips for saving money while traveling or living in Japan!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Discover Another Side of Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is often overlooked by tourists when exploring Tokyo's many neighborhoods. But with tons of shopping, temples and shrines, fun activities for the whole family and more, Ikebukuro is a great add to any Tokyo itinerary.

10 Japanese Brands You Need to Know

One of the shopping capitals of the world, Japan is often associated with luxury goods. But never fear, this lovely country is a haven for both savers and the spendthrifts! Discover some local fashion and beauty brands you shouldn't miss when in Japan.

Wakuneco Makes Heart-'felt' Portraits of Cats

A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Wakuneco is helping pet owners memorialize their furry friends with lifelike felt portraits.

Zooming Around Dotonbori!

One of Osaka's most iconic areas, Dotonbori is bursting with shops, restaurants, arcades and more. Find out why this downtown area is a must-see when visiting Osaka!

Retro Gaming in Tokyo

Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.

Pixel Puppies Might Be the Perfect Pet

One Japanese artist combines cuteness and nostalgia in his latest line of colorful sculptures. Plus, they're already housebroken!

The Big Tokyo Travel Guide

Tokyo is a city of old and new, where modern skyscrapers rise up from the remains of centuries-old castle walls. The Big Tokyo Travel Guide will help you find whatever you're looking for in Japan's capital city.

Top 10 Things to Do in Fukuoka

Whether it's gorgeous wisteria, mouthwatering noodles, history-steeped sites or anything in between, Fukuoka City has something for everyone! Check out our Top 10 selections for what to do when you visit!

10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto

If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!

10 Key Spots to See in the Ise Area

From famous shrines to ninja experiences and sweet-filled shopping streets, there's plenty to see and do in the Ise area of Mie Prefecture.

Where to Shop in Tokyo

From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!

Kyoto's Spectacular Matcha Green Tea Souvenirs

Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan for matcha lovers! With some many great green tea souvenirs to choose from, how do you know what's best?

¥100 Items You Need for a Preparedness Kit

Thanks to ¥100 shops, you can be prepared for a natural disaster even with a modest budget.

Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.

Japan's 5 Most Trusted Fast-Fashion Brands

Where do you go for fast fashion in Japan? Start with one of these five chains, ranked as the nation's most trusted brands in a survey of over 120,000 consumers!

All About Japanese Currency

What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!

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