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Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market Has Closed Down, But Its Restaurants are Still Amazing!

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Since the Edo period, the Tsukiji market has been a distribution center for food distribution in Tokyo, and over time it became one of the world's largest wholesale markets for fish products. The original site has been in operation for more than 80 years and has come to be known as "Tokyo’s kitchen". For tourists who come to Tokyo to check out the food scene it is an absolute treasure trove for trying out Japanese cuisine. The original Tsukiji market is divided pretty much into two areas, on-site and off-site. The off-site used to be where buyers came for the fish auctions and which has now moved to Toyosu. The off-site area is where you can find gourmet restaurants and over 400 over-the-counter shops and stalls. The fish auctions may have gone, but there is still plenty to see, and eat, around Tsukiji Most of the stores are still open as usual, and the crowds have barely gone down as there is still fresh and delicious food. So today, LIVE JAPAN is going to introduce 10 spots which can’t be missed when visiting this famous area. If you don’t come here to eat when you visit, then you will always regret it!

Christmas Colors: 5 Popular Winter Illuminations in Yokohama's Minato Mirai district (2019 Edition)

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Yokohama's Minato Mirai area is a popular date spot. Cherry blossoms in spring, Pokemon events in summer, and autumn leaves in autumn are the hot spots. But in winter, Minato Mirai is home to a glittering variety of light festivals taking place from Christmas to New Year's Eve. Here we will introduce you to five popular illumination spots you should not miss in Yokohama Minato Mirai Area.

(Video) OFF-KAi!!: An Akihabara Hair Salon for Anime Fans

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Have you ever watched anime and wished that you could rock a style as colorful and wild as the characters in Japanese animation? Your chance has arrived! Located in Akihabara, the heart of Japan’s otaku subculture, is a unique hair salon like none other in the world: OFF-KAi!! a hair salon that transforms customers into their favorite anime, manga, or game characters! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to see what it’s all about and to try out their services!

How to Choose Your 2020 Tokyo Hotel: Top 5 Neighborhoods Recommended by International Residents

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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, 5 expats give insight into their recommendations for your accommodations and tell you about the quirks of the neighborhoods they chose to share.

How do They do it?! Japanese Fashion and Makeup Trends That Surprised Foreign Visitors!

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Different countries have different societal customs and norms, but to people from other countries, but just how do attitudes towards appearances differ in Japan? We interviewed some foreign visitors and asked them which aspect of Japanese women's fashion and aesthetic sense left the strongest impression on them. (The comments below are from the interviews, and are the opinions of those being interviewed only)

Japan Doesn't Have to be Expensive! How to Budget for a Family Trip to Japan (& Tips From Travelers)

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People think of Japan as expensive, but that need not be the case. While the average expenditure per person in the April-June period of 2019 was 242,437 yen for French travelers, guests from the Philippines spent as little as 119,187 yen (according to www.mlit.go.jp). Let’s have a look at how much is really needed to visit Tokyo, and how you can limit expenditure to save money for your return trip (trust us, you’ll definitely want to return). Main image credit: Shutterstock / NadyaEugene

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