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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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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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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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Shirohige’s Totoro Cream Puffs

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Walking to Shirohige’s cream puff shop feels like being transported to Satsuki and Mei’s quiet countryside neighborhood surrounded by greens from the […]

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Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo

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I can still remember choosing my very first Pokemon, Charmander, from Pokemon Blue version and setting off to a quest to discover […]

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Yakitori at Nishi Azabu Gonpachi

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The Nishi Azabu Gonpachi, more famously known as the “Kill Bill restaurant”, is the place that inspired the Kill Bill Vol. 1 […]

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