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Lunch in Shinjuku: Enjoy Wagyu, Sushi, and Tempura for Very Little Money!

Shinjuku Udon & Soba

Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s most famous neighborhoods, known as a high-tech business area, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, big and small retailers, and notorious for its glitzy, exciting nightlife! Chances are high that you’ll end up in Shinjuku at least once when sightseeing in Japan and you might find yourself lost in the urban jungle while looking for something to eat. Fear not, as we have skimmed every nook and cranny of the massive place to find Shinjuku’s top restaurant recommendations, offering a variety of dishes for very reasonable prices! Getting hungry yet?

10 Major Cities in Japan: Which One Should You Visit?

Tokyo Station Downtown

Two Japanese cities - Osaka and Tokyo - recently made their way into the top 10 most liveable cities in the world (per the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index), with little wonder. Japan’s rich history combined with its unique and exciting modern culture, have made it one of the most popular countries that people dream of visiting. But once you’ve decided to explore Japan, how do you choose which city to see? The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer; it really depends on the preferences of each individual traveler. Do you enjoy a high tech urban atmosphere with crowds of people or quiet solitude among nature? Would you rather shop for the hottest trends or visit historical spots? Swim among tropical fish or feed crackers to friendly deer? Keep reading to find the perfect city for your Japan adventure!

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!

Three Tokyo Capsule Hotels and Hostels for Female Travelers

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If you’ve heard that Japanese capsule hotels are strictly for men, think again! Once considered a “men’s only” establishment, an increasing number of capsule hotels have been opening recently with a distinct feature: they have been designed with the female traveler in mind. Since the first capsule hotel opened in 1979, the compactly designed, pod-like accommodations have fascinated people around the world, and have become a symbol of the innovative and futuristic side of modern Japan. However, it wasn’t until recently that more of these hotels began opening their doors to women. We’ve compiled a list of the three top capsule hotels in Tokyo that cater to the traveling woman!

12 Surprising Things You May Notice After Coming to Japan for the First Time

There are a lot of things that change from country to country, and there are always special things about each country that stick out! This article will introduce some things that you may notice right away or after staying in Japan for a while!

[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.

Choice Spots

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

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