Snapshot: Mochitsuki (mochi-making) Festival

Mochi is a delicacy in Japan made from glutinous rice and its popularity goes beyond the shores of Japan as countries like Taiwan and Singapore also […]

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Popular day trips from Tokyo in a nutshell

Check out this “cheat sheet” for determining where to go for a day trip from Tokyo! Click to enlarge the image. Photo credits: Kawagoe: http://www.goldenjipangu.com/ […]

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Videos of Tokyo from the 1950s to the 1980s!

Here is a look at the transformation of Tokyo from the postwar era of the 1950s to the modern day. During this period of time (the […]

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8 Reasons To Visit the Nezu Shrine in Tokyo

1. It has a long history While the current shrine grounds has “only” been around since the mid-1600s (it was previously located in nearby Sendagi), its […]

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Netizens compete to create the plainest Tokyo Olympics logo possible

In light of the recent plagiarism scandal surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo, some concerned Japanese netizens have offered their professional help for a replacement logo. […]

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What you need to know before using movers in Japan

House-moving is never an easy process and it gets complicated when you are trying to get the best bang for your buck in a foreign […]

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Useful Terms and Phrases to Survive a Trip to the Izakaya

For those who are a little more familiar with Japan, you are probably aware of the existence of izakayas. An izakaya (居酒屋) is kind of a […]

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The “Thousand Yen View” in Fuji Five Lakes Area

The 1000 yen bank note is probably the currency denomination that you find yourself using the most in Japan. What you might vaguely recall about […]