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5 Traditional Sweets for the Seasons

Here's a run-down of five of the tastiest-looking Japanese treats that have traditionally been enjoyed in different seasons, from hot 'zenzai' in winter to ice-cold 'ujikintoki' to beat the summer heat.

Where to Get Your Lifelong Brolly

Instead of wasting ¥500 on plastic umbrellas every time you get caught in a sudden downpour, Cool Magic SHU'S helps you find that one umbrella you can carry around and even cherish for the rest of your life.

Tohoku in Summer

When the snow melts and the summer sun rises in Tohoku, you have to travel north!

Our 5 Faves from Kagoshima

Festivals, beautiful scenery, food, culture and fun! You'll never get bored in Kagoshima.

6 Fun Styles of Japanese Shoes

Here's a great selection of Japanese shoes, from traditional wooden soles to split-toed sock-shoes.

8 Must-See Flower Spots in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a must-visit place for nature lovers. After its harsh and snowy winters, the land shows off tulips in spring, lavender fields in summer, cosmos in autumn, and many more colorful flowers throughout the year.

Tenjin Festival Taiko Drums

Enjoy the various taiko drummers of Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri.

An Incredible Adieu to Kansai

Hien Tran walks us through a moving farewell to the Kansai area, from the classic temples and shrines to the little things like festivals, ice cream, cat cafés and farewell parties. Just try not to be moved!

Dotonbori During the Tenjin Matsuri

Check out the cool atmosphere of Osaka's Dotonbori area during the Tenjin Matsuri.

8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.

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