• Highlights in summer – 9 selected fireworks events around Tokyo
  • Bargain shopping! Flea markets in Tokyo you should visit
  • Looking for traditional souvenirs? Visit Asakusa
  • Tokyo Nightlife: Grab a glass of beer at Ebisu
  • Take your time to feel the time-honoured tradition and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere in Ine, Kyoto

Highlights in summer – 9 selected fireworks events around Tokyo

If you are visiting Tokyo from July to October, there will be millions of fireworks waiting for you! In this article, we are going to introduce several selected fireworks events in Tokyo. Enjoy a summer in Japan like a local does! When speaking of summer in Japan… Fireworks! Fireworks are an essential element of summer in Japan. Every year in summer, there are dozens of fireworks events being held one after…

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Bargain shopping! Flea markets in Tokyo you should visit

Thinking of going shopping in Tokyo? Visit the flea markets! This is where you can find great deals on items and interact with new people. Let's go to the flea markets! Are you heading out to Tokyo’s famous department stores? There are many shopping places to shop in Tokyo, as well as flea markets. In this article, we will be introducing you to the top flea markets in Tokyo. Good…

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Looking for traditional souvenirs? Visit Asakusa

Sensoji-temple (Asakusa Kannnon Temple) in Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist attractions. If you have a chance to visit this place, don’t forget to bring back souvenirs! Here, there is a long shopping street so you can find both traditional and unique Japanese merchandise. The oldest temple in Tokyo Sensoji temple, as one of the most famous temples in Tokyo, it is also the oldest with a history of…

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Tokyo Nightlife: Grab a glass of beer at Ebisu

For those who love alcoholic drinks, you should definitely visit Ebisu area in Tokyo. Why? Because here in Ebisu is where you can chill and enjoy the top-rated beers that are offered. Yebisu beer, a long-time favourite The oldest brand of beer that Japanese people are very familiar with is “Yebisu beer”. Established in 1890, and since then it has been popular among Japanese people for over 100 years. Yebisu…

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Take your time to feel the time-honoured tradition and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere in Ine, Kyoto

Ine (伊根) is a town located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the northwestern region of Kyoto prefecture. Ine is best-known for a long row of traditional buildings, called “funaya (舟屋)”, facing the sea. The historical landscape gives you a unique atmosphere from the centre of Kyoto, and is so exceptional that even the very famous Michelin Guide introduces it. Do seize the chance to feel the time-honoured town before its tradition fades out! Ine lies within…

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Wash money to get lucky?! Visit Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine and Sasuke Inari Shrine in Kamakura and wish for every success in life!

Do you believe in luck? It is said that if you wash your money with the spring water in Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine (銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社), a shrine in Kamakura, you will get good luck in money. And if you further visit the nearby Sasuke Inari Shrine (佐助稲荷神社), you will get good luck in career and life success! Let’s visit the two shrines and boost your luck in money, career and life success! The two shrines…

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Girls day out! Recommended things to do at Sunshine City Ikebukuro

A 239-metre skyscraper in the middle of Tokyo stands out from a distance. That is, the one and only, Sunshine City! Here, you can eat, play, experience and go shopping- you can do almost anything. Especially if you are traveling with your ladies’ crew, here is the place you should definitely visit during your trip to Tokyo! A 60-story entertainment centre There is a planetarium, aquarium, museum and many shops…

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Not to be missed for mountain lovers! Koya Pond, a scenic nature hidden between famous mountains in Japan

Having a number of mountains, Japan is known as one of the best countries for hiking and mountaineering. The area around the middle of Japan is especially popular among hikers. So this time we are going to introduce you to one great place to hike to in the middle of Japan: the Koya Pond (高谷池) in Niigata Prefecture. Situated between two mountains, Koya Pond attracts a lot of hiking enthusiasts with the…

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The best place for stamp collectors – Philatelic Museum Mejiro

The number of philatelists have been increasing from time to time. Each different stamp brings in a different personality. Would you want to visit a heaven of stamps in Tokyo? There is a philatelic museum in Mejiro, Tokyo. It is a must-see attraction for philatelists, here you will find Japan’s first stamps and also the world’s first stamps. Non-collectors will be able to discover the charm of stamps might be…

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Turn yourself into a Ninja in Iga – "Ninja Village"!

How much do you know about Ninja? A Japanese-style spy engaging in various kinds of investigation activities, like what 007 does? Nowadays, Ninja has become globally known to everyone in the world through manga (Japanese comic books) such as “Ninja Turtles” and “Naruto”. In fact, a Ninja is a person who used the martial arts of “Ninjutsu” to achieve specific aims, while disguise, spying, collecting and communicating information all belong to “Ninjutsu”. It…

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