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The Ultimate First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Tokyo [2019]

Our guide is geared towards first-time travelers to Tokyo, but we believe that it can help you no matter how many times you’ve been here. Because whether it’s you’re a first-timer or not, there’s always a “first-time experience” for everyone each time you come here. As an example, if you’re a foreign resident who’s been living in Tokyo for several years, you probably …

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Kofu City: An Overnight Trip to Yamanashi’s Capital

Situated north of Japan’s most famous landmark, Mt. Fuji, is Kofu city; the capital of Yamanashi prefecture. Kofu is renowned for its wine, gemstones, and castle (well, the former location of a castle), or at least, that’s what the internet told us when we searched for a weekend getaway a few weeks ago. It was partly because of this lack of information that …

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Best Travel Guide Book For Your Japan Trip

Straight Out of a Tourism book, which Japanese Travel Guide is Worth a Look?

If I had to point to one particular passion of mine which brings me the most joy, it’s food. Whether I’m trying new dishes, ingredients, and cuisines, or going back to a personal favorite, food is simply a large part of my life. Because of this, much of my travel planning in Japan (and other countries) is based on this particular passion of …

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Robot Restaurant Honest Review

Robot Restaurant: My Genuine Review (and How-To Get Discount)

I’ve heard about the Robot Restaurant for a while and have walked past it a number of times during my trips to Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It always seemed like a popular tourist attraction. But at 8,000 JPY per ticket (approximately 70 USD) at the door, it was a bit too steep to go out of pure curiosity. There’s good news: Discounted tickets …

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Ghibli Museum Honest Review

Studio Ghibli Museum Full Review: Is It Really Worth Visiting?

Have you ever wondered why Studio Ghibli museum is always a must-see spot in Tokyo? Are you familiar with Spirited Away? How about Princess Mononoke? Those two and four other Studio Ghibli films are on the top 15 highest-grossing anime films in Japan[1] With Spirited Away being the second-best animated film with a worldwide gross of $331 million. It even surpassed Titanic as the …

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Fukuoka Ramen Adventures: My 5 Best Hakata Ramen Shops

Fukuoka Ramen Adventures: My 5 Best Hakata Ramen Shops

When it comes to foodie destinations in Japan, you’ll often hear many of the same suggestions; Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Hakodate, and Kyoto. Really, you can go anywhere in Japan and find something to please your inner fat kid. Fukuoka: A Haven for Ramen Lovers One city that I often see overlooked though is Fukuoka. Located on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, Fukuoka is …

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