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Art of the Abandoned Station at Ueno Park

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The Keisei Railway runs between Ueno Park and the far reaches of Chiba Prefecture including the city of Chiba and...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Area Flea Markets

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you’re searching for a truly unique curio or gift for someone here around Tokyo or are looking to get...[ Click to read more ]

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How to switch to the Japanese “Bargain Mobile” MVNOs

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It was bound to happen to me at some point, but the way it happened is a bit out of...[ Click to read more ]

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Things are Hotting up at Toba no Himatsuri Fire Festival

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi sees a fair number of harvest festivals around the start of the Chinese New Year, with communities praying that...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Record Shops

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While it feels like the music industry is becoming ever-increasingly digital, with the likes of Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Mexican Food in Hiroshima

Jan 28, 2019 By Matt Mangham

The rest of the world’s foodies may cast a longing eye toward Japan, but let’s face it, if you live...[ Click to read more ]

The Shopping Underground: Depachika in Hiroshima

Jan 28, 2019 By Matt Mangham

One of the best reasons to visit a department store here is to ride the elevator down to the basement,...[ Click to read more ]

Healthy Meals for Dieters in Kansai

Jan 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The New Year is traditionally a time when people decide to put their culinary over-indulgences behind them and start a...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyokawa Inari – One of Japan’s Big Three Inari Shrines

Jan 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

About 75 minutes from Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, you can find Toyokawa Inari, one of the most unique...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Jan 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

So you survived O-shogatsu (Japanese New Year's) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of...[ Click to read more ]