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The Pollen Came Early This Year! Read How Foreign Residents Were Surprised By Hay Fever in Japan

Tokyo Station Spring

It may still be cold weather, but it seems the allergy season has arrived already. On January 22, 2020, the Japan Weather Association released info that the Japanese cedar and cypress pollen season in Tokyo will start in early February. This peak is longer than usual and will last from late February to late March. People with allergies have probably already noticed. But what about tourists? I interviewed foreign people living in Japan about hay fever. I was able to hear the bitter truth about their hay fever in Japan. (Comments are the respondent's personal opinion)

Famous 100-Yen Store: Top 5 Weirdly Useful Kitchen Goods at Daiso!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas 100 Yen Shops

100-yen shopping in Japan means weird and wacky gadgets, and weird and wacky gadgets on a budget means Daiso! Daiso is one of Japan’s most famous 100-yen stores (think dollar store, but cooler), and it offers a huge number of items at a range of price points, but with a focus on 100-yen steals. There are 3,376 Daiso stores in Japan, and a grand total of 5,542 worldwide (as of 2019), and they’re popular for a reason; everything is super cool and super cheap! Daiso has been around since 1977, so they know what they’re doing. Daiso has a wide selection of other items available, but with Japan having such a rich culture around food and cooking, we couldn’t resist checking out their kitchen supplies! We found plenty of options to brighten up your kitchen. These top six gadgets are unlike anything we’ve ever seen back home, and incredibly they’re all at the classic Daiso price of 100 yen! Nothing is too bulky, so you can carry all your cool new toys with you as you trek across the country, and then stuff them into your suitcase to take back home. Spice up your cooking and snack in style with these quirky yet super useful kitchen supplies!

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!

2018 Tokyo Disneyland Annual Schedule + 35th Anniversary Gala Events!

Chiba Suburbs

Already planning your Japan trip in 2018? If you're a Disney fan, it's the perfect time to visit! Tokyo Disneyland is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary and its "Happiest Celebration!" events will start from April 15, 2018 to March 25, 2019. With major festivals and seasonal activities planned for this limited time, 2018 is definitely looking to be a lively year! This article introduces Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary event information, as well as the major themes. Disney fans can check out the itinerary and decide when to visit for a magical holiday!

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.

Tokyo Sightseeing, Your Own Style: Introducing All of Tokyo's Major Neighborhoods

Shibuya Pop Culture

Tokyo is an exciting city that boasts a different taste and atmosphere from area to area. From historic neighborhoods to stylish hot spots of trends and fashion, knowing what kind of place you’re exploring right now helps to make the most out of your sightseeing experience! We’ll look at 21 of Tokyo’s most famous areas around classic sightseeing spots and find out what their style is! Trains take you from one neighborhood to the next conveniently and for little money, and with only a few minutes of public transport, you’ll find yourself standing in an entirely different kind of place. Cherry-pick those spots that fit you and your style the most, along with their unique sights and experiences!

Choice Spots

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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