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Things to do in Sapporo: Exploring Nijo Market - Fresh Seafood Bowls & Crab!

Sapporo / Chitose Sashimi

Fresh seafood bowls are one of the delicacies for which Sapporo is famous. When you travel to Sapporo and would like to have a special early morning treat, why not visit Oiso in the Nijo Market! Within walking distance of the city center, it offers about 30 types of seafood bowls! Afterwards continue strolling through the Nijo Market to see and sample the many other types of delicious foods available there.

7-Eleven Japan’s Top 3 Items: What Are Japan’s Favorite Convenience Store Snacks?

Tokyo Station Convenience Stores

Major convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, or Lawson release more than 10 products every single week! Those that become a hot topic on social media and so on are often quickly sold out. We were curious what those “hot topic” goodies are and went to 7-Eleven to find the three top-sellers of this week! (8/9/2018 – 8/16/2018). Because the summer heat is still holding Japan in its grip, the top three is dominated by frozen goodies!

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!

Cute & Convenient: The 6 Must-Buy Suitcases at Shibuya Loft!

Shibuya Other Shopping

Shibuya Loft is a prime spot for all things souvenirs, accessories, stationery, living goods...pretty much anything, actually! Among the colorful and diverse selection of goodies, Loft has a surprisingly rich selection of high-quality suitcases from both Japanese and international brands. We’ve asked the staff to show us the absolute must-have suitcases and travel bags of 6 Japanese brands! Estimated size (by Loft) 30-40L: 1-3 nights (carry-on size) 45-60L: 3-4 nights 60-74L: about 5 days 75-84L: about 1 week 85-95L: 1 week to 10 days Over 95L: long trips, such as studying abroad etc.

Japan in Numbers: What’s the Average Life Expectancy, Height, and Monthly Income?

Tokyo Station

Everyone has heard the rumor that Japanese people live really long – but what are the actual numbers, how old do the Japanese really get? And is everyone really short, is everyone really as slim as people say? Let’s take a closer look at Japan and its numbers!

[MOVIE] How to Open Convenience Store Onigiri - You Won’t Need to Struggle with It Anymore

Is it a donut? Is it a dumpling? No, it’s a rice ball! After growing up watching some of your favorite cartoon characters eat these infamous rice balls, you’ve come to Japan and want to try one of these classic snacks yourself. Rice balls, or onigiri, have been popularized by TV shows and video games around the world over the last 20 years as a staple of Japanese cuisine.

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