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Eat "0-Yen Gyoza Dumplings" 'til You Drop!

Shinjuku Gyoza

Koenji is a neighborhood in Tokyo that is famous for its many delicious bars and eateries, serving both food and drinks at astonishingly reasonable prices. Just a 6-minute train ride away from busy Shinjuku, we’ve found one such spot in Koenji that we need to share with you: Gyoza-Dokoro Tachibana has become a famous insider tip among Tokyoites because the bar offers gyoza, Japanese-style dumplings, for 0 yen.

Samurai Museum: Get to Know the Spirit of Japan’s Warriors

Shinjuku Other Museums

Samurai are one of the most well-known icons of Japanese culture. Recognizable by their distinctive helmets and deadly katana weapons, these warriors were characterized by their extreme dedication to the belief of honor above life. Tokyo’s Samurai Museum provides deeper insight into this unique facet of Japanese culture to further understand what it truly meant to be a samurai in old Japan. Samurai Museum offers visitors the chance to see real samurai armor and weapons up close, as well as in-depth educational tours in English, workshops, and exciting sword battle performances that showcase samurai actors in action! If you are interested in taking a samurai selfie, you even have the chance to wear some replica armor!

Sapporo Transportation Guide – Sapporo Municipal Subway Section

Sapporo / Chitose

The subways that run beneath the central part of Sapporo are essential for sightseeing. You can access almost all of the major sightseeing spots of the city by subway. The subway is easy to use at an affordable cost guaranteed to make your sightseeing even more enjoyable.

Prices in Japan: Expressway Toll, Gasoline, Rental Cars

Other Sightseeing

Japan’s national highways span from the northernmost Hokkaido to Okinawa all the way in the south. As of 2016, they cover a total distance of 9318.6 kilometers. For those who prefer a car to planes and trains, such expressways are the best way to get around the country. In that case, it’s essential to know about expressway tolls, as well as the price of gasoline and rental cars. Expressway tolls cover almost all highway sections, and the general image that people tend to have of Japan is that prices are high. But how high is the price of gasoline in reality, compared to other parts of the world? We’ll go over tolls, gasoline, as well as rental cars to help you plan your budget!

Kodomo no Hi: Children's Day in Japan

You may be acquainted with Mother's Day, Father’s Day, or Grandparents Day, but did you know that Japan also has a special day that is dedicated to children? During Golden Week, each May 5, people celebrate Children’s Day. Known as “Kodomo no Hi” in Japanese, this is a day honoring the health, happiness, and individuality of children, and also giving appreciation toward mothers.

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