• The University of Tokyo: the most well-known university in Japan, and a remarkable tourist attraction! Feel the school atmosphere on Komaba campus in Shibuya
  • The world of ukiyo-e: Ota Memorial Museum of Art, where you learn and enjoy at the same time
  • Explore Tokyo's Yamanote line: Tabata station
  • Let's chill out at Shiba Park, an oasis in bustling Tokyo
  • Animal cafes not to miss at Ikebukuro, Tokyo

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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Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Mount Fuji on a canoe at Lake Kawaguchi

Don’t you feel like explore more rather than just looking at Mount Fuji from far away? How about rowing a Canadian canoe at Lake Kawaguchi? While appreciating the magnificence of Mount Fuji, you can at the same time feel the cool breeze and fresh air in the middle of the lake. Nothing beats such a therapeutic trip! Mount Fuji is a must-see in Japan! It goes without saying that Mount Fuji is the…

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"Rabbit Island" – island where you can find the cutest creature in the world!

Have you ever heard of “Rabbit Island”? As the name suggests, there are a number rabbits living on the island. But why are there so many rabbits living there? And where exactly is this “cute” island? Are people allowed to visit this island? Rabbit Island? “Rabbit Island” is a small island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, at the west of Honshu. People know this island as “Rabbit…

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Highlights of Goryokaku and different ways to enjoy in the four seasons

Goryokaku is a fort in the shape of a star in Hakodate city, Hokkaido. Consisting of a stunning Japanese-style garden and a plaza with rich greenery, the park gives you a completely different view in different seasons. In this article, we will introduce the highlights of Goryokaku, and the perfect ways to enjoy it in each season. Easy and fast access to Goryokaku from Tokyo Goryokaku is located in Hakodate City, the southern tip…

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Visit Tabata, a "sacred"ground for train lovers!

The town of Tabata in Tokyo is regarded as a sacred ground among Japanese densha (train) fans. Many trains running around Tokyo and other prefectures passes through Tabata station. Of course, the places where you can observe railways at Tabata are free of charge! Japans's railway society However, this otaku culture is not limited to only anime and idols. There are rock band otakus, machine otakus, animal otakus and even…

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