Covering a major portion of the west slope of Mt Hakone, the beautiful field of Sengokuhara, are covered in some of the most beautiful Japanese “Susuki”, also known as pampas grass. [...]

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Located between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefecture, Mount Zao is the tallest mountain in the area with a height of 1841m.  Popular all year long where people go either to ski in the winter or go trekking in summer, Mount Zao is also famous for its stunning Okama crater filled with […]

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Alongside Koyansan and Heizan, Osorezan or the Mount Osore, is one of the three most sacred places in Japan. Over 1,000 years ago, a Buddhist priest in search of a mountain resembling the world of Buddha, stumbled upon Mount Osore and its unique landscape, which, according to the legend […]

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The Togoshi Ginza Shotengai is a large 1.3 km long shopping street that crosses through Hiratsuka, Togoshi, Yutaka-cho and Nishi-shinagawa in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. Togoshi Ginza is actually made of three distinct shotengai running end to end with the Shoeikai, Chuogai and Ginrokukai and promoted under the […]

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Boshu uchiwa, hand-made rigid fans originating from Chiba, take various forms. The standard round-shaped type; the “egg type,” which features a unique, smooth curve; and a long-shafted type, which allows the wielder to see the design move when it’s spun with the palms of the hands.

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Close to Asakusa and by the banks of the Kanda River, the Asahi Beer Hall and Tokyo Skytree are some of the best-known buildings in Tokyo.  Completed in 1989 and designed by Philippe Starck, the Asahi Beer Hall, which actually happens to be the Asahi Breweries Japan HQ […]

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Surrounded by the Kanda River, Tsukishima gives you a unique perspective of what an old suburb of Tokyo feels like. But, unlike other Tokyo suburbs, Tsukishima is famous for its Monjayaki which happen to be your average Okonomiyaki with added dashi in its batter [...]

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Located around the northwestern corner of the Yamanote line, Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s many city centers with over million passengers commuting daily via its main station. Stuck between two of Japan's biggest store franchises Tobu and Seibu, Ikebukuro has many things to offer ranging from nice stores and […]

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The Tembo Galleria is Tokyo Skytree’s most amazing feature, well, at least for us! Shaped like a sloped spiral, the Tembo Galleria will let you walk from the 445th floor up to the 450th (451.2m) while giving you a unique 360 panoramic view of Tokyo. We could definitively spend hours […]

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Ginza is the epitome of luxe for Japanese and tourist alike. While many like to compare Ginza to the Champs-Élysées (France), Ginza is in many ways different from its French counterpart. With new and luxurious buildings popping-up from the ground every single year, Ginza has many things […]

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Last week we gave you the chance to experience, albeit virtually, Taketomi’s most amazing beaches. Today we will guide you to the Taketomi crown jewel: its main village. With only 323 inhabitants, Taketomi is a very small village that triples in population during summer. [...]

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Tsukiji is not only famous for its fish market and auction site, but also for its outer market and its many restaurants. Here you can roam the streets of the outer market without worrying about being run over by one of many Tsukiji carts and being sure you won’t bother […]

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