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Saya-no-Yudokoro Spa

Saya-no-Yudokoro Spa

Saya-no-Yudokoro is the only spa facility in Tokyo’s 23 wards that provides 100% natural hot spring water. Visitors can enjoy ..

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Hattendo Cream Buns

Hattendo Cream Buns

Hattendo is a Hiroshima-based bakery chain that was once on the brink of bankruptcy. It made a remarkable turnaround by creating..

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Best of the Best Ramen

Best of the Best Ramen

A Japanese major publisher, Kadokawa Shoten, has published “Best of the Best Ramen” --a multilingual guidebook on ramen shops ..

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Daijokyu Complex: Public Viewing

Daijokyu Complex: Public Viewing

Nov 21st - Dec 8th 2019

The Daijokyu complex, which was built specially for Emperor Naruhito to perform a ritual marking his enthronement, is open to ..

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J-Pop

J-Pop

Elena Lisina

J-Pop is a huge industry that includes identifying talent, forming bands, producing concert tours, releasing CDs, DVDs and related..

Youth Culture in Japan

Youth Culture in Japan

Elena Lisina

Walking along the streets of Shibuya or Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku, I watched youth street fashion and new trends. Cosplay, ca..

Hyakudan Hinamatsuri

Hyakudan Hinamatsuri

Jan 24 - Mar 15th

The Hyakudan are worth a visit any time of the year, but the doll's festival exhibit is exceptional. Dozens of hina dolls from..

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IKEBUS

IKEBUS

Sherilyn Siy

The IKEBUS is an eco-friendly way to get around Ikebukuro, a transportation hub and a growing hub of creative culture. This el..

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