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Best Places and Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Japan

Up until the Christmas time, Japan doesn’t really have the typical “New Year mood” in the air yet.  Then suddenly, there are so many illuminations throughout the cities, that you can even forget at times that you are in Japan.  Once December 26th hits – the Christmas decorations disappear, while the New Year’s decorations miraculously appear instead.  Cultural ornaments hit …

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Tokyo’s 10 Best Spots to See Christmas Illuminations in 2017

When you think of Christmas abroad, what’s the first thing that appears in your thoughts?  Glittering lights, dazzling Christmas trees, and singing carols might not be what comes to mind when you think of the holidays in Japan – and if so, you are in for a treat!  Christmas in Japan is sparkly and bright, and there is no shortage …

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Samurai, Ninja and other Martial Arts Classes to Try in Tokyo

Tokyo is often called a world in and of itself.  Though it is more lively than the rest of the country – it is also where countless international trends seem to be most predominant.  The very essence of Japan continues to thrive here among the neon lights and pachinko parlors. Unfortunately you will no longer spot Samurais walking down the …

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The Top 5 Parks to Visit in Tokyo

Whenever I travel to a new place, I try to do as the locals.  For instance, if I see them spending their free time lounging out in the middle of a green public space – I go there too, to try it out.  Although Tokyo might not seem like an ideal location to go sunbathing amongst the green, you’d be …

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The Top 5 Natural Phenomena of Japan

Many people visualize one or two places in Japan – those being Tokyo and Kyoto.  To limit your mind and experiences to only these two cities, though extremely beautiful and breathtaking, does a disservice to the absolute glory of the natural wonders, to be found throughout this incredible island nation.  If you want to see some amazing sights without having …