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Sights and Foods for your First Hyogo Trip!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Downtown

Hyogo is one of the largest prefectures in west Japan, boasting 8,400 square kilometers of space. It has many sights, of particular note being the exotic port city of Kobe. Being home to the world-renowned Kobe Beef and having some of the best night scenery in Japan, the prefecture is known both for its size and the amount of sightseeing locations it possesses. This is a quick guide for those taking their first trip into Hyogo Prefecture – read on to get a handle on Hyogo sights, famous products, and characteristics.

What Japanese Really Buy At The Supermarket! Check Out Japan’s Top 10 Instant Noodles

Ueno Grocery Stores

Keio Store, a supermarket chain operated by Keio Group (the same company which operates Keio Railways and Keio Department Store), is a familiar sight across Japan. As Keio Stores are commonly found in the suburbs and next to train stations, they are an accurate reflection of what the average Japanese person really buys at the supermarket. Let’s have a look at the sales data for 2017 to find out Japan’s top 10 instant noodles! Instant ramen are a staple for college students and those who prefer to eat out. If you crave a midnight snack or are too busy to cook, a bowl of instant ramen is just what you need. Ranking high on this year’s list of top selling instant noodles are the crowd pleasers Cup Noodles and Donbei, both creations by Nissin Foods. Udon and soba Maruchan instant udon and soba and Toyo Suisan and Myojo Foods’ Ippei Chan Yakisoba also make appearances. Despite the differences, what these instant ramen all have in common is that they are all simply irresistible!

[MOVIE] Sightseeing Taxi: Tour Tokyo the Easy Way!

Odaiba Adventure Activities

Tokyo is not always an easy city to visit, especially for first-timers. Even if the transportation system is known to be one of the best in the world, it usually takes some time to get used to it. And for those who already have a car license, driving in a foreign country can be a stressful experience. To make things smoother for travelers, I highly recommend a private car and a driver for a few hours, or a couple of days, and do sightseeing at your own pace.

5 Top Picks for Popular Souvenir Shops in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama, Uzumasa Gift Shops

Arashiyama is a must-see stop for Kyoto tourists. The Togetsu-kyo Bridge, the paths through the bamboo forest, and the various temples and shrines are visited by many tourists throughout the year. There are plenty of souvenir shops that draw big crowds as well. For international tourists who can't decide what to buy, this article will introduce items found only in Arashiyama and distinctive Kyoto products. Find your favorite new items for family, friends, and yourself.

Kamakura Day Trip Ideas: Trainspotting and traveling along the quaint Enoden Railway!

Kamakura Other Townscapes

Hi there! My name is Atsumi, and one of my favorite things to do is introduce railways throughout Japan. This time I combined a trip along the Enoshima Electric Railway with some walking tours recommended by a consultant, Mr. Toshiyuki, who joined me along with photographer Yoichi Yoshinaga, who is famous for taking aerial photographs of railways.

Ultimate How-To: Planning Your Dream Vacation To Japan!

Akihabara Autumn

From culturally rich history, to cutting-edge technology, to foodie-worthy cuisine; Japan truly has something for everyone. It should come as no surprise then that it is currently rated as one of the most visited countries in the world. The number of tourists coming to Japan has grown steadily year after year, with 29 million visitors in 2017 and even more expected throughout 2018. With tourism at an all-time high, how can you prepare in advance to make the most out of your vacation to Japan?

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