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Everything You Need to Know About The World’s First Ghibli Park

The world's first Studio Ghibli park opens on November 1 2022. A Totoro fan or not, here's all you need to know — and what we can tell so far.
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Setsubun: Ultimate Guide to Welcoming a New Season in Japan

Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring (according to the old Japanese lunar calendar) when people chase away demons to welcome a new season. It usually falls around February 2, 3 or 4.
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Dustin’s Hiking Diary: Coto Community Mt. Takao Hike | November 2021

On November 27, we gathered at Takaoguchi Station for a hiking trip to Mt. Takao. There were 16 of us. We did our first ice-breaking session, where we discover different people enjoyed different things after a hike. One student looked forward to an onsen (hot spring). Another can’t wait to get a drink. We were […]
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Food Delivery Services in Tokyo

Looking for food delivery in Tokyo? With the pandemic – the rise of food delivery services in Japan has also come. In this blog we will list some popular Japanese food delivery services that you can use in Tokyo. 1. Uber Eats Uber Eats is a food delivery platform that makes getting great food from […]
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Top 10 Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo – Useful Vocabulary List

When going to Japan, trying out the various foods that Japan has to offer is a must. But what’s the first food that comes to the minds of us foreigners? Well, it would definitely be ramen right! With it being so well-known in Japan and also worldwide, it would be no wonder that we’d want to […]
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5 Best Glamping Sites in Tokyo

With a big difference between the highs and the lows thesedays, you can feel that Autumn is right approaching. What kind of outdoor activities do you enjoy doing? One of the recommended outdoor activities for Autumn is definitely camping. While enjoying Autumn’s hue of gold, fiery red, and burnt orange, you can say that it […]
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5 Best Tonkatsu Restaurants in Tokyo

When thinking about Japanese cuisine, I believe Tonkatsu is one of the dishes you can think of. Tonkatsu, also known as Japaese pork cutlet is a Japanese dish that consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. It involves coating slices of pork with panko, frying them in oil, and then serving with rice and shredded […]
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TOP 6 Mobile Payment Methods in Japan

Although Japan is well-know for its cash-based economy, mobile payment systems in Japan have been steadily on the rise. There are many different smart wallet systems available in Japan. Today, we would like to introduce the most popular mobile Payment Services in Japan. To find out more about all cashless payments in Japan, head to […]
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Best Omurice Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List – Where to buy the ingredients

Omurice is a popular Yoshoku dish enjoyed by Japanese, especially among children. It is an omelet made with fried rice and thin fried scrambled eggs, usually topped with ketchup. Omurice can be commonly cooked at home but also can be found at western style restaurants in Japan. Today, we will be introducing the best and […]
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Best Tendon Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List – Where to buy the ingredients

Tendon is is a bowl of rice with Japanese-style tempura. The types of fries that are mainly served is shrimp, sweet pumpkin, squid, eggplant, lotus root, conger eel, hot spring egg, seaweed, etc. As fried food itself is very difficult to cook, try cooking Tendon at home could be a bit challenging. However, no worries! […]
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Best Okonomiyaki Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List – Where to buy the ingredients

Have you ever tried eating Okonomiyaki? There are two different types of Okonomiyaki enjoyed by Japanese, Osaka style and Hiroshima style. Today, we will be introducing best recipe of Osaka style okonomiyaki. The meaning of okonomiyaki comes from Okonomi (Your own taste) and yaki (grilled), so there are no specific ingredients to be prepared. You […]
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Best Curry Rice Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List- Where to buy the ingredients

Curry rice (カレーライス, karē raisu) is a very popular dish in Japan. You can find a restaurant that serves curry rice nearby almost all train stations in Japan, or can be cooked easily at home with very simple recipe. The recipe we will be introducing today is the most basic way to make curry yet the […]
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