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Only In Tokyo! Inside the 'Cheerleader Izakaya' - Hold onto Your Pom Poms!

Tokyo Station Bars & Pubs

At this unique izakaya, "lively cheerleaders will cheer you on!" as the store promises its customers proudly - the word cheerleader alone might invoke a certain nostalgic feeling, making this izakaya's concept a rather interesting one. Gather all of your courage, head down to the shop, and let's see what the cheerleading girls have in store!

Top 5 Must-See Kansai Hotspots - As Recommended By 164 Foreign Visitors!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Other Sightseeing

Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara - three major cities found in the Kansai region - are among the more popular destinations foreign tourists love to visit. As part of the Destination Kansai project, the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry conducted a survey with 167 foreign residents and compiled a list of exciting must-visit hotspots that will no doubt interest anyone planning for a trip to the region, and we've arranged these places into a convenient ranking list for your quick reference! Main image: Dan Good Travel / Shutterstock.com

[MOVIE] DRUM TAO’S MANGEKYO – a Kaleidoscope of Taiko Drums

Shinagawa Shows

Japan’s traditional drums, taiko, conquered video games, modern pop music, and stages all over the world alike. Ranging from small to so big that they tower over whoever plays them, taiko drums have held an important place in Japanese culture ever since the 6th century. One group, however, has taken the traditional art of taiko drumming and adapted it to the global style of the 21st century in the most fascinating fashion imaginable. Meet DRUM TAO and their Martial Art of Drumming!

Miura Peninsula #Hotelcation: 4 Coastal Resorts Just 90 Minutes From Tokyo!

Kanagawa Suburbs Hotels

In these days where the "hottest day of the year" record is being smashed nearly every other summer, it can be a challenge to be motivated to go somewhere far on a trip during long holidays. The mere thought of the idea is enough to make you feel tired! So when you're feeling exactly like that, why not switch things up a little and got for a little "hotelcation" - vacation in the hotel instead? This practice has been gaining traction among holiday-goers as a new method of vacationing! We'll help by introducing you to four resort hotels in the Miura Peninsula that are top candidates for a memorable hotelcation. Miura Peninsula is an area surrounded by greenery, mountains, and seas. It's also only about an hour-and-a-half train ride from Tokyo. These excellent resort hot spots also serve up great delicacies made from fresh seafood and local produce as well.

How to Plan the Perfect Japan Trip: Top 6 Problems to be Careful of

What should you pay attention to when traveling to Japan with friends? What to do if a problem occurs? When planning a trip with friends, especially if it's your first time traveling together, it's not always easy to see eye to eye on things like attractions, restaurants, breaks, and accommodation. Enjoying a 100% perfect journey together is the most important thing. Here are 6 tips on how to achieve this, based on our experience!

What to Do In Osaka When It's Raining: 10 Fabulous Weather-Proof Tourist Hotspots!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Other Sightseeing

The truth is, besides its exquisite natural beauty and exciting modern facilities, Japan is also known for heavy rain and typhoons, which many travelers rightly worry about when planning their trips. If that's one of your concerns as well, consider coming to Osaka! The city is well-equipped with shopping streets and indoor facilities that are protected from the elements, making them ideal spots to visit even during unexpected bouts of bad weather. Check out our list of 10 such must-visit weather-proof sites and see for yourself!

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