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15 Hot Shopping Spots Around Shinjuku Station!

Shinjuku is a shopper's paradise. From department stores and boutique stores to discount stores, you can find all your favorite brands and just about any product under the sun.

10 Picture-Perfect Views in Kanazawa, Japan

Since the 2015 opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, the Hokuriku area of Japan has been getting much more attention from tourists. Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is especially popular with its abundant nature and rustic environment.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Summer

Summer in Ibaraki is about beaches, flowers, mountains and waterfalls.

#Followmeto Couple Capture the Beauty of Japan

This well-known Instagram duo is leading us by the hand on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sights.

How to Hang with Glamorous Geisha in Kyoto

So just who are these mysterious geisha, and how do you meet them? Having spent time with geisha in Kyoto, we can help you unveil their mystery!

Get the Best Seats on the Shinkansen

Japanese bullet trains, or Shinkansen, offer three types of seats for your traveling ease. Check this out for a helpful description of each as you plan your next train trip around Japan!

A Quick Guide to the East Tokyo Neighborhoods

With 23 central city wards and multiple towns and villages west of the city center under a singular administration, it will take a while before you can call yourself a 'Tokyo Guru.' For a start, let us take you across the eastern neighborhoods!

Gourmet Meals on Wheels

Kill two birds with one stone by riding on this bus that takes you sightseeing around Niigata while dining on the prefecture's local cuisine.

JR Explained

When talking about Japanese trains, surely Japan Railways (JR) comes to mind. But did you know that JR isn't one single company, but six?

9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Spring

Tochigi is full of colorful delight as spring brings a wide swathe of flora across the prefecture.

5 Must-See Cherry Blossom Sites in Hokuriku

Hokuriku has many quaint and historical places, including eye-filling viewing spots of cherry blossoms that have attracted a large number of international visitors. We're going to show you five of the top spots the region has to offer!

10 Things to Do in Tochigi in Autumn

Autumn in Japan is a magical, colorful time, and Tochigi is no exception with its beautiful leaves and myriad of fun activities to do in the cool weather.

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn

Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.

3 Practical Tips for the Karaoke Beginner

With no shortage of options throughout Japan, it can be daunting for the karaoke box beginner to make their amateur singing debut. Luckily, we've got the three key tips you'll need to master the mic.

Enjoy Nighttime Sakura Petals in an Onsen

Dip your feet into these baths as cherry blossom petals tickle your toes.

9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer

Nature and history are among the many wonderful things you can enjoy during a Tochigi summer.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Winter

Warm your heart this winter with these exciting activities in Ibaraki.

Japan's 1st Transgender Man Elected to Office

In March 2017, Japan elected its first openly transgender man to public office who drew on his own experiences of isolation during his campaign.

Neco Republic Making Island for Cats a Reality

Cat café operator Neco Republic hopes to provide kitty hospice and shelters for strays, but in order to do so, they need your help!

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