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Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort Guide: Cheap Lift+Accommodation Plans, Recommended Courses, Access, and More! (2021-2022 Season)

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Skiing & Snowboarding

Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort is one of the most accessible ski areas from Tokyo. Perfect for beginners and snowbirds alike, this Nagano ski resort offers a huge range of fun activities for children and adults alike, making it a popular winter destination. Here, we will introduce a two-day Karuizawa ski trip getaway that'll guarantee the winter holiday you've been dreaming about! *Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort is implementing measures against COVID-19

Awesome Gift Ideas! 5 Handy Japanese Kitchen Gadgets From BicCamera

Ikebukuro Electronics Stores

Due to COVID, last year, our time at home got longer and longer. Well, how about a gift to make that homelife a little more special? Step up, kitchen appliances! Japanese kitchen appliances are a great choice for everyone, thanks to their good design and advanced features. (*Prices are applicable to products bought from BicCamera, include tax and are correct as of December 2021.)

Learn the Art of Flower Arrangement at Ohara School of Ikebana

Harajuku Other Traditional Arts

Ikebana, flower arrangement, is one of Japan’s most treasured art forms, a time-honored tradition that continues to be relevant even in today’s modern society. Beautifully arranged flowers and plants have permeated Japanese culture in a way that is seldom found in others. The Ohara School of Ikebana has played a major part in keeping the tradition alive, through its many schools in Japan, as well as its 59 chapters abroad, with over 300,000 members worldwide. The beauty of the Ohara School is not only in its floral arrangements, but its ability to share the culture of ikebana with the world. I visited the Ohara Center of Tokyo to try an ikebana class to learn more about this traditional art form.

Autumn Colors at Their Finest! 3 Select Hotels & Ryokan Near Tokyo With Stunning Fall Foliage Views

Hakone / Odawara Ryokan

Japan is famous for its breathtaking variety of red, yellow, and orange leaves! Some of the world's most beautiful autumn foliage can be seen in the country, making late October through November a time especially popular with foreign visitors. Not far from Tokyo are several famous places where you can enjoy the autumn leaves from the comfort of your own room at a traditional ryokan inn. These areas can be visited within a couple of hours from Tokyo by train or car, so they are great places for taking a short trip to enjoy the beauty of Japan's autumn leaves. All of the ryokan introduced here have taken strict precautions against COVID-19 to ensure that your stay will be a safe and carefree one. *Business hours may be changed or temporarily closed due to measures being taken against COVID-19. *This article is based on information available at the time of the reporting conducted in October 2021.

7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson: An Insider’s Guide to Japan’s Three Giant Convenience Stores!


From busy downtown areas to sleepy rural villages, convenience stores are a common sight in Japan, open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The three big names of Japanese convenience stores are 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson, dominating the city centers. You won’t only find snacks, boxed lunches, and freshly brewed coffee but also alcoholic drinks, everyday items, and a lot more in these stores. During the night, they even act as a drop-in spot for the police and services like mail reception, ATMs, multifunctional printers, and free-to-use toilets make convenience stores indispensable for Japanese daily life. But what is the difference between the difference convenience stores? We’re taking a thorough look at Japan’s “Big Three” and their different services, brands, and more.

Narita Airport 2021: Updated Guide on Arrival and Departure Procedures in Japan


Narita International Airport boasts the largest number of international flights in Japan. Also known as Japan’s doorstep, it welcomes many foreign visitors from around the world. Since the spread of Covid-19, the airport has been quick to enhance and increase its sanitation measures. While Japan is now effectively closed to visitors, in preparation for Japan reopening its borders, it has made strong efforts to become a space where foreign guests can feel at ease. Here we will introduce the required tests as well as the arrival and departure procedures at Narita Airport as of July 2021.

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