When speaking of night view, what most people have in mind is, getting to higher places like skyscrapers and peaks is the best way to enjoy night view. Of course the city night view is a nice overlook from the top. But the thing is, it is not the only way to enjoy a wonderful night view! What about enjoying it along the coast? The area around Harumi and Kachidoki Bridge in Tokyo…

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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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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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Located between Ueno and Uguisudani station, Tokyo National Museum has a high reputation for its largest scale among all museums in Japan. As the museum consists of several buildings, it is quite impossible to look around all the corners in one day, frankly speaking. For people who cannot afford two or three days, we are going to introduce the essentials of the museum. Covering a large area, Tokyo National Museum has a wide collection of…

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In Japan, the spring comes in April. The weather becomes warm and snow melts. It is the season with beautiful flowers in full bloom everywhere. I guess you never include snow as a part of spring, right? Now, what we are going to introduce must be beyond your imagination of spring! Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain sightseeing route in Toyama prefecture. There you can enjoy splendid snowscapes including the very famous snow wall. Tateyama Kurobe…

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Japanese animation, “anime” in Japanese, is very popular all around the world. If you are interested in Japanese animation, why don’t you come to Japan? “Animate” is the largest retailer of animations, games, and comic books (“manga” in Japanese) in Japan. For anime lovers, it is surely your dream place to go! This time, we are going to introduce “Animate”. You can find any anime products there Being the largest animation shop…

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Rickshaw (jinrikisha in Japanese) is a traditional transportation means in Japan. Don’t you think it is super cool to ride a rickshaw tour and feel the traditional local culture of Japan? Let’s go! Unlike modern vehicles such as cars and trains, rickshaws allow you to slowly enjoy the street views. Riding on a rickshaw, you don’t have to worry which sightseeing spots to go or what kinds of information to…

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Speaking of markets in Tokyo, Tsukiji fish market must be the first one which comes to your mind, right? Tsukiji fish market is the most well-known market in Tokyo, but it is not the only market. At the meat market in Shinagawa, you can see auctions and visit the production factory for free. Isn’t it a great chance for children to learn and have fun at the same time? A…

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Sutra copying, “Syakyou” in Japanese, means making handwritten copy of Buddhist scriptures. It is getting more popular recently for its effect on freeing one’s mind to a state of peace. If you are planning a healing trip to Kyoto, why don’t you consider copying sutra in a quiet temple with a solemn atmosphere? What is the effect of sutra copying? Sutra copying is originally one part of the ascetic practices in Buddhism….

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Talking about going to Japan during the spring season, visit Hakone for its beautiful natural landscape and hot springs! In May, Hakone is also full of azalea flowers. Let us take you to the best spots for azalea viewing and here you can experience the “real” spring in Japan. Speaking of Hakone in spring: azaleas Hakone is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations. Speaking of what Hakone is famous…

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