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MariCar – the Street Cart Experience!

MariCar is something of a phenomenon in Tokyo, as more and more people dressed in their favourite characters or heroes take to the streets...

Studio Ghibli Plans Theme Park for Nagoya

Tokyo has Disney and Fuji-Q, Osaka has USJ and Kyoto is a cultural paradise, that leaves Nagoya with errr ... Lego Land, which apparently...

The Great Hanshin Disaster – Kobe, Japan

The Great Hanshin Earthquake or Kobe Earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995, at 5.46am in the morning. It came in at 6.9 and caused...

Denpoin Garden – The Secret Gardens of Asakusa

Denpoin Garden is the stranger hidden inside Asakusa's well-known Tokyo downtown district full of tradition, culture and history. Whether it be via the infamous...

The Azaleas at Nezu Shrine – Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Nezu Shrine (根津神社 or Nezu Jinja) is one of those rare hidden gems, that you would never expect to find in the concrete surroundings...

What are the Impacts of Japan’s New Airbnb Regulations ?

The impacts of Japan's new Airbnb regulations are due to come into full effect on June 15, aiming to regulate the recent rise in...

9 Reasons Why Japanese People Wear Masks

Why Japanese People Wear Masks I was asked 'why Japanese people wear masks' by one of my friends recently, and suddenly I had a flashback....

Why are Trash, Garbage and Rubbish Bins Such a Rare Commodity ?

Even as a tourist casually wandering the streets of Japan, you'll quickly realise there is a vast lack of rubbish (ゴミ or Gomi in...

T-Points and T-Point Cards – Maximising the Benefits

Welcome to Japan, do you have a T ... If you’ve been in Japan longer than 24 hours, chances are you’ve already been asked by...

Kanamara Matsuri – The Festival of the Steel Phallus

The Festival of the Steel Phallus or かなまら祭り (Kanamara Matsuri) held at Kawasaki Shrine (Daishi), is one of the more interesting and bizarre festivals...

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