As Autumn Turns to Winter

As Autumn Turns to Winter

The onset of winter in Niigata's snow country is fast and furious, but after the first snow of the year, many fall elements..

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Kids Plaza Osaka

Kids Plaza Osaka

Kids Plaza Osaka is described as a museum where children can learn through play. There are a range of interactive exhibits that..

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Homibing is a Korean-style shaved ice cafe, with multiple locations in Tokyo. The shaved ice, known as bingsu, is similar to Japanese..

Tokyo 10
Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

Niigata is blessed with two world class aquariums - one in Niigata City, and another in Joetsu. The Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari sits..

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Kozantei Ubuya 10

Kozantei Ubuya

Peter Lin

Kozantei Ubuya is an excellent traditional Ryokan in Kawaguchiko. It offers excellent food, great views of Mt. Fuji and a relaxing..

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Fish in Japan 17

Fish in Japan

Elena Lisina

Fish is not only a ‘food’ for Japanese people, but also a source of inspiration and something to be admired from an aesthetic ..