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Hydrangeas in Kamakura

Check out the hydrangeas (known as 紫陽花 or Ajisai in Japanese) in Kamakura at Meigetsu-in, a short walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka...

The Nutritional Value of Tofu

Tofu (aka 豆腐 or とうふ in Japanese), also known as bean curd, is a popular Asian food staple created by fermenting soybeans. Originating from...

Exploring Tsukuba Mountain

Today the weather is good, very warm, so I decide to take a train over to Ibaraki Prefecture, to a little place called Tsukuba....

Confirmed: 1,000 Yen Departure Tax to be Implemented in 2019

Further to our article regarding the proposal of a 1,000 yen departure tax for all people leaving Japan via ship or plane, the ruling...

Hello Kitty says ‘Hello’ to Japan’s Shinkansen

Cartoon or anime inspired trains have long been a common sight across Japan's entire network, but as the Evangelion 500 series themed Shinkansen is...

Coca Cola’s Lemon-Can-Do

Do you love your Lemon Chu-hai just as much as you love your Coca-Cola? Well now Coca-Cola has launched the Lemon-Do, and so all...

A More Diverse Community Coming of Age

In 2018, Monday the 8th of January was not only a national holiday across Japan, but also 'Coming of Age' day, a day to...

Hello Kitty reveals the Puuuurfect Railway Escape

If you have been following our news before you may have read about JR West`s plans to launch a Hello Kitty inspired Shinkansen (bullet...

Gunkanjima – The Lost Island of Mining

The Isle of Concrete Ruin Gunkanjima (軍艦島 aka Hashima island), also know as 'Battleship Island' for its resemblance to a naval warship, is a historically...

Journey in Japan Part 40: Tourism is a Dancer

Today I wake up to find that the hostel has been decorated with ‘Happy Halloween’ signs, spooky spiders, and multi-coloured pumpkins and bats. Thinking...

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