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1|imageslimDaniel L. JenweiLV.45 182 9
What comes to mind when you think of hot, sweaty summer?  I bet it’s something along the lines of ice cream, popsicles, and shaved ice!  A new shaved-ice store opened up in Shimokitazawa a few months ago, and allows you to decorate your own ice cream with 20+ toppings, making your one and only, p...more...
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You may be under the impression that conveyor belt sushi is not best ; while that might be the case for some places, you can never go wrong with Nemurohanamaru Conveyor Belt Sushi!  They have every type of seafood that you would want to taste-from the usual salmon, tuna, and squid, to delicacies ...more...
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Omotesando is as fancy as it gets-with international luxury brands such as Chanel, Versace , Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani and so on lining both sides of the main street, and classy cafes or restaurants tucked in between these shops.   The wide avenue, tall trees and elaborate atmosphere reminds...more...
1|imageslimDaniel L. JenweiLV.45 818 11
Summer is finally here! Need a refreshing frozen dessert to beat the summer heat?   “Shimokita Chaen” is exactly the place for you!  Located in Tokyo Shimokitazawa, this historical matcha shaved ice cream store has made headlines on several international newspapers, with the two most famous dishe...more...
1|imageslimRisu RisuLV.21 222 11
The Nezu Shrine (根津神社, nezu-jinja) is a Shintō shrine located in Bunkyō, Tokyō. You can easily walk from Ueno Park (about 2 kilometers) or just take the metro to Nezu Station (C14, Chiyoda-Line). It is one of oldest shrines in Japan. It is famous for its Azalea Festival (つつじまつり, tsutsuji matsuri)...more...
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Asakusa is one of the most well-known spots in Tokyo, so naturally you are offered an abundance of choices when it comes to accommodation.  However, how do you distinguish the good ones from the really awesome ones?  The really awesome ones have a stylish café and bar in their lobby, and what’s m...more...
1|imageslimKurt LowLV.49 1095 30
Not all of us can afford to dine at fancy places like Sukiyabashi Jiro every time we have a craving for sushi (and it’s overrated anyway), but life’s too short to be eating that bland, budget stuff at a kaiten sushi place either, so your best option is usually a mid-range restaurant that serves ...more...
1|imageslimHayden MurphyLV.44 479 9
If there was any doubt that Japanese pop culture has hit the international mainstream, it disappeared the moment the Japanese Prime Minister popped out of a green Super Mario pipe at the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics to hype the crowd up for the 2020 games in Tokyo. Japanese cartoons, or 'anim...more...
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Bibliophile- noun, 'a person who collects or has a great love of books'. As a country with a long publishing history, Japan can be a book lover's dream- if you can read Japanese. Finding English-language books can be much more difficult. I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised, I didn't exactly s...more...
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Are you an expat tired of missing all the major films you hear everyone talking about back home? Are you a tourist wanting to catch the next big anime movie without waiting several months or years for it to finally release in your home country? Then go see it here in Japan, it's easier than you ...more...