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Tokyo Then and Now: Photos from Past Centuries

Tokyo is an ever-changing landscape and nothing brings this point across than a comparison of photos from the past with the present. Below are 16 […]

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Sanshiro Pond – Soseki, Nature and Crayfish

Found in a central part of Tokyo, Sanshiro Pond is a spot of nature often missed by tourists. The pond has a significant place in […]

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7 Record-Breaking Locations to Visit in Tokyo

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tokyo has been associated with various world records. Some of these may not come as a surprise but do read on…. 1. The […]

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10 Unique (or Weird) Part-time Jobs Found in Japan

In Japan, the German term arbeit (アルバイト – arubaito, or baito in short) is used to refer to part-time jobs. While there are a variety of […]

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54 Must-Visit Places in Japan As Recommended By Locals [PART 3]

The following list is a continuation of these posts: PART 1 and PART 2. Tokushima 40. Shoben Kozo of Iya Valley (祖谷渓の小便小僧) – Located in a difficult […]

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Ramen topped with one of the spiciest chillies in the world @ 「仁」

I chanced upon this ramen joint called 「仁」 (which I presume is read as “jin”) during a rainy day and had a pretty interesting experience. […]

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54 Must-Visit Places in Japan As Recommended By Locals [PART 2]

 The following list is a continuation of this post. Shizuoka 23. Nukumori no mori (浜名湖 ぬくもりの森) – Local architect Sasaki started building this ‘village’ around 20 […]

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Koishikawa Botanical Gardens

Tucked between Hakusan and Myogadani stations is a serene garden frequented by locals living in the area. Koishikawa Boatanical Gardens (not to be confused with […]