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Discovering Sugamo’s Delicious Delights

July 13, 2024
BY Laila Smith

Sugamo, also referred to as the “Harajuku for Grannies,” for their predominant sixty and over population has a lot of charm and history. The neighborhood is famously known for its shopping street Jizo Dori, which dates back to the Edo period. The street has temples, shrines, […]

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Tokyo’s Top Picnic and BBQ Spots!

July 10, 2024
BY Mythi Tran

Tokyo is a city that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, and what better way to experience its vibrant culture than by indulging in the age-old tradition of picnicking and barbecuing? Whether you're a local or a traveller looking for a new spot to unwind with friends, […]

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Japan’s New Currency Design: Exposing the Truth and Debunking the Myths

July 9, 2024
BY Shalini Sookoo

Attention dear travelers, I have some very important news before you set sail to Japan and it involves something vital that you require on your trip: currency. Yes, as of July 3rd, 2024, the Bank of Japan has stated that new banknotes for 1,000 yen, 5,000 […]

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What Kind of Traveller will you be for the rest of 2024 and Beyond?

July 8, 2024
BY Amit Manjaramkar

The last couple of years have seen a travel boom like never before, and 2024 has been no different so far. As we head into the second half of the year the travel trends are evolving, and travellers today have a wide range of unique opportunities […]

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Marine Day Magic: Japan’s Rich Maritime Heritage

July 5, 2024
BY Shalini Sookoo

Everyone knows about World Ocean Day but did you know Japan has its own national version of this holiday? Umi no hi (海の日 also known as Marine Day, Sea Day or Ocean Day) is celebrated on the third Monday in July every year to show appreciation […]

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Things To Do In Tokyo in July 2024

July 1, 2024
BY Amit Manjaramkar

July is a great time to be in Tokyo, especially if you want to attend Japanese festivals. Despite being the peak time for heat and the occasional rain, it’s still quite a pleasant experience to travel and explore the city. It’s the time when the city […]

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Things to do in Kyoto in July 2024

June 30, 2024
BY Madhuri Nagaraja

Kyoto is a wonderful and magical city where modernity dances alongside traditions. Walking through the city will make you feel as if you have time traveled, with modern-style architecture on one side, and historical shrines and alleyways on the other. In other words, whenever you go […]

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Things to do in July 2024 in Osaka

June 29, 2024
BY Maddy Vandelden

Osaka is bursting with excitement - especially in July! There are many activities to fill your summer in Japan with unforgettable experiences. Start your adventure by exploring the iconic Osaka Castle, where you can enjoy stunning views from the top and amazing architecture. For a day […]

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Things to do in Kyoto on a Rainy Day

June 18, 2024
BY Shalini Sookoo

When you plan a trip to Japan, what’s one of the cities that should be at the top of your itinerary? Kyoto, of course! The beautiful city of Kyoto was once the home of the imperial family and even continues to live up to its namesake […]

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OMOTENASHI Selection 2024 1st Session Lineup

June 15, 2024
BY Maddy Vandelden

June 4th marked an exciting day in the world of Japanese hospitality and craftsmanship—the announcement of the OMOTENASHI Selection 2024! This year, a record-high 150 recipients from all over Japan were honored, showcasing the spirit of omotenashi, the Japanese spirit of selfless hospitality and exquisite craftsmanship. […]