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Doppo no Yu: Get to Know Japan’s Way to Relax with 9 Unique Foot Baths in Kanagawa!

Kanagawa Suburbs Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Experiencing a real Japanese hot spring is on the “things I absolutely have to do” list of pretty much everyone who comes to Japan. While Hakone and Atami are famous hot spring resort towns not far from Tokyo, we’re going to take you to Yugawara instead. It is one of the oldest hot springs in the Kanto area, known far and wide for its positive effects on wounds and injuries. Yugawara also boasts its very own foot bath theme park called Doppo no Yu that will pamper both feet and soul with nine unique types of foot bath. Located in the scenic Manyo Park, relax, unwind, and enjoy pure foot bath bliss, Japanese-style!

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!

[MOVIE] A Japanese Drum Experience at TAIKO-LAB

Shibuya Other Sightseeing

Have you always wanted to learn a traditional Japanese instrument? How about one that makes you exercise in the process? If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class? As I learned at TAIKO-LAB in Aoyama, taiko is more than just making sound; it’s about feeling the rhythm through your entire being!

Beyond the Guidebook - 5 Expats Talk Tokyo's Best Neighborhoods for Visitors to Stay In!

Shimokitazawa Other Townscapes

In the great, widespread concrete jungle of Tokyo, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors to choose an area or neighborhood to stay in. Here, expats give insight into their recommendations for your accommodations and tell you about the quirks of the neighborhoods they chose to share.

Life In Japan: Filipinos Recommend Places To Visit!

Other Sightseeing

Japan is an amazing country to visit with many attractions for everyone. Whether you like long walks by beautiful landscapes, culture-rich locations, clubs, museums, unique attractions, or historical sights, Japan has something to offer. Sometimes it’s hard to decide where to go in your limited time. All of us tend to look things up on the Internet to find what might be best for us, but we rarely know if what we read and what we are going to experience is going to match. Furthermore, especially if it’s the first time for you to visit Japan, wouldn’t it be more comfortable and more of a sure shot to know what others who have been in your shoes recommend? To get an insider’s perspective we spoke with several attendees at this year's Philippine Festival in Tokyo to hear which places in Tokyo and around Japan are a must-see for visitors – especially those from the Philippines!

Emergency Info: What to Do When You Get Sick or Injured in Japan

Other Sightseeing

Getting injured or sick is the last thing you need while traveling abroad. Still, sometimes it does happen and getting the help and care you need can be quite the ordeal in a country with different language and culture. Still, there’s no need to panic: from smaller discomforts such as jetlag to being in an accident, here is everything you need to know when getting sick or injured in Japan

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