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5 Best Souvenir Shops Near Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi, Uji Gift Shops

Fushimi Inari Taisha is a popular tourist destination among Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Located in Kyoto, it’s one of the main shrines of the Inari Shrines spread all around Japan. The reason for its popularity is the “Senbon Torii” that leads to Mount Inari, behind the main shrine. The file of more than 10,000 red torii gates are placed by devoted worshippers who pray for a rich harvest or good business or simply to show appreciation. The route is also decorated and guarded by several fox statues, the messengers of the god of Inari Taisha. Today we will introduce you to souvenir shops where you can find Kyoto products.

'MEAT&WINE': Fantastic Eats at Crazy Cheap Prices in Tokyo’s Shinjuku!

Shinjuku Other Restaurants

This cool and casual meat bar in Nishi Shinjuku is the perfect place to chill with great food and great wine in the heart of Tokyo! Diamond Dining Co., Ltd. has opened their new “MEAT & WINE Wine Hall Glamour NEXT Nishi Shinjuku” where you can sip wine at crazy low prices, starting at 60 yen. Let's see what they have in store for us!

Purikura: Change Yourself Up with Photo Booth Fun!


You simply cannot take a trip to Japan without trying one of the mega-popular sticker photo booths known as purikura! For just a few hundred yen and a few minutes, you can take home a souvenir that is as fun to make as it is to share. Purikura isn’t just about the final photos, but about the experience and fun of posing and decoration. This is not your average photo booth! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to the purikura area of the Taito Station game center in Shinjuku to try purikura for ourselves and to take you through the process step by step!

Lake Biwa Hotels: 5 Top Accommodations and Resorts Near Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture!

Otsu, Kusatsu Hotels

Shiga Prefecture is home to Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake that's ringed by incredible natural scenery. To make the best of it, you'll want to stay at a hotel near Lake Biwa. From the cherry blossoms of spring and lake cruises in the summer to the colorful foliage of autumn, at Lake Biwa, you can enjoy outdoor recreation activities and the seasonal changes of nature all year-round. Here we will introduce five hotels that pride themselves in scenic views of Lake Biwa.

Even Japanese People Don’t Know That?! 11 Secrets About Mt. Fuji, the Symbol of Japan

Mt. Fuji Forests & Mountains

Boasting the greatest height of domestic single peak mountains in the country, Mount Fuji is loved as a sightseeing attraction representative of Japan throughout the world. More than 300,000 mountaineers flock to it every year. In addition to being registered as a World Cultural Heritage in 2013, recent years have once more seen various features in the media seeking to express the allure of the mountain, further calling attention to it. Now, we will reveal 10 of Mount Fuji’s unknown secrets, conquering the peak of this majestic symbol of Japan!

25 Japanese Foods You Have to Try Once in Your Life!

Tokyo Station Japanese cuisine

With so many delicious Japanese foods in Tokyo, narrowing it down to 25 is no easy feat. But here is our definitive list of 25 delicious must-eat foods in Tokyo! Joshua Davenport / Shutterstock.com

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