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Hokkaido is a Foodie Paradise! What Gourmet Goodness Surprises Foreign Visitors the Most?!

Sapporo / Chitose Sashimi

Many people travel to Hokkaido for the beautiful scenery, but many, if not more, go to enjoy Hokkaido's gourmet scene! That seems to be a growing trend. So, we asked some foreigners who visited Hokkaido about what foods had the biggest impact on them. What did they feel when they ate them? We asked them for their honest opinions.

Ashura and Famous Local Cuisine - A Day of Sightseeing in the Nara Park Area

Nara, Ikoma, Tenri Parks

Nara Park is the epicenter of sightseeing in Nara, host to several world heritage sites. The park spreads from near the east side of Kintetsu Nara Station all the way to Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Kasuga. The park borders Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofuku-ji Temple, and Todai-ji Temple and is full of greenery, and you can even find adorable deer hanging out around the park. This article will introduce the famous spots you'll want to make the time to see when exploring this popular staple of Nara sightseeing.

Say Hello to Kitty and Friends at Tokyo’s Cutest Train Station!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Pop Culture

You won’t find a train station more adorable than this one! The Keio railway company recently unveiled a new look for their Tama-Center Station, featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters, including none other than Hello Kitty. From the ticket gates to the station platform, and even a special limited train, I found some of Japan’s cutest characters in the most unexpected places!

Amazing "Dream Sleeper" Overnight Bus Between Tokyo and Osaka Is Revolutionizing Japan Tourism!

Ikebukuro Other Sightseeing

Dream Sleeper is a brand-new premium overnight bus service by Kanto Bus Co., Ltd. that started operating just some days ago. This is the first bus in the industry to feature completely private rooms, offering unparalleled comfort and convenience for all passengers on board! To help you with your trip planning, here are more details about the service and recommendations for a better ride to your destination from someone who has personally taken the bus, in the form of an experience report. So hang on tight and enjoy the ride with us!

Osaka Girl's Trip! Surprising Fashion Hotels to Visit with the Gals

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Unique Hotels

Deciding on where to stay when taking a trip is part of the fun, but choosing where to stay can sometimes be difficult. These days there are all sorts of accommodation types from which to choose: inns, hotels, guest houses, etc., so in this article we decided to focus on fashion hotels, which is the new moniker for the ubiquitous love hotels found throughout Japan. These are actually ideal locations offering all sorts of amenities, such as a well-quipped bath and wide selection of food, perfect for girls seeking a bit of luxury when planning a memorable trip to Osaka. These are designed for casual stays, so let’s take a closer look at what it is like to stay in a fashion hotel. We hope this article will answer any questions you might have.

Japanese 101: 7 Important Phrases to Know Before Going Shopping at Souvenir or Variety Shops, Department Stores, and More!

Department Stores

While shopping around in Japan, it’s likely that a shop worker will come up to you and try to help you out at least once while you are here. However, it’s always a little bit stressful when someone comes up to you and tells you or asks you something in a language you don’t understand! This article will review and discuss some common phrases used by Japanese shop staff.

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