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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!

Top 10 Must-Buy Hello Kitty Items at Sanrio World Ginza – Limited Goodies and Special Finds!

Ginza Other Shopping

Sanrio World Ginza is a 5-minute walk away from JR Yurakucho Station and boasts the best selection of Hello Kitty and her friends as the world’s largest Sanrio flagship store! This extensive lineup sprawls over two spacious floors, with 1F being all about Hello Kitty herself. Especially fun and fascinating are the many goodies made in collaboration with various brands and companies. With the help of the Sanrio shop staff, we’ve combed the entire floor for the 10 most amazing must-have Hello Kitty items!

[MOVIE] Wear an Authentic Kimono in Tokyo’s Most Traditional Neighborhood!

Asakusa Culture Experience

The kimono is one of the most beautiful and fascinating traditional garments in not only Japan, but the world. You may have admired them, but have you ever considered wearing one? I recently had the chance to try on an authentic Japanese kimono, with the help kimono rental shop Birei!

How to Eat Sushi: the Complete Guide to Japan’s Most Famous Food

Sushi

Sushi is likely the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when thinking about Japanese food. Healthy and delicious, it has become a favorite of many all around the world. As an international success, sushi lovers likely know the difference between nigiri sushi and maki rolls, but when it comes to sushi variations, that is merely the beginning! Have you ever heard of chirashi or oshi sushi? Restaurants themselves come in different categories, such as “over the counter” or “conveyor belt.” All in all, sushi may seem simple – it’s just something raw with rice, right? – but there’s a complex world that does not only require intricate skill and craftsmanship but also a certain amount of knowledge to make the most out of your sushi experience. In this thorough guide, we’ll cover all the important basics of sushi. From how to eat it to secret etiquette, you’ll be a sushi pro in no time!

10 Things You Need to Know about Hokkaido before You Go!

Sapporo / Chitose Other Sightseeing

Hokkaido: Japan's gorgeous wild northern island is a vast and rich area filled with spectacular scenery, incredible food and friendly people. But in order to plan your next vacation, you'll want to keep certain key things in mind! Here we will introduce 10 things to know about before traveling, including Hokkaido's unique climate, local gourmet, and even their dialect!

[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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