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Saganoyu: public bathhouse turned cafe

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During our trip to Arashiyama Kyoto, we stumbled upon Saganoyu, an odd cafe minutes away from Saga Arashiyama station. Saganoyu was originally […]

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Halloween at Shibuya

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Halloween, the one weekend of the year when the streets of Tokyo is transformed into a horror town. Halloween has been a […]

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Kawagoe Matsuri

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The Kawagoe matsuri is one of the biggest festivals I have attended in Japan. Literally thousands of people visit Kawagoe to take […]

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Matsumoto, Nagano

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Matsumoto, regarded as a castle town, is most famous for the Matsumotojo (松本城). It was built in 1594 and is Japan’s oldest […]

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Narai-juku Japanese Heritage Post Town

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During the Tokugawa period, Narai used to be a post town along the Nakasendo road where travelers and merchants wind down from their […]

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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum featuring Sukajan Souvenir Jackets

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I recently did a photoshoot for Japan Lover Me Store featuring sukajan souvenir jackets which has been recently rising into popular culture once again. We […]

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Matsunosuke NY’s Apple Pies and Pancakes

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Situated at the upscale neighborhood of Daikanyama, Matsunosuke NY specializes in pancakes, apple pies, and cheesecakes. Their pancakes received rave reviews online […]

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Hiwatari “Firewalking” Festival

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Every second Sunday of March, the Hiwatari Matsuri is held a Mount Takao practiced by the Shugendo religion. Hiwatari (火渡り) literally means […]

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Sumo Grand Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan

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When in Tokyo, one of the things that should be added to your must do list is to watch Sumo wrestling. I […]

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The Icicles of Misotsuchi

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The Icicles of Misotsuchi or “Misotsuchi no Tsurara”  is one of Japan’s natural wonders. Because of the extreme cold temperature during winter, […]

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