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Immersive Fort Tokyo

Japan’s first immersive theme park opened on March 1st, 2024. What is an immersive theme park, and what can you do there? Immersive Fort Tokyo is unlike any other theme park; attendants experience their favorite fictional stories, movies, games, and animes firsthand. There are so many performances and experiences to cover and more to come. […]
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Top 5 Things To Do On Takeshita Street

Harajuku is a district in Shibuya, Tokyo, that explodes with youthful energy and eccentric fashion. Takeshita Street is a must-visit for anyone wanting to experience the vibrant pop culture scene of Japan. A Quick Jump To… Mastering the Basics Before diving in, let’s learn a few essential Japanese phrases that will help you navigate Harajuku: […]
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2024 Coto Travel Guide: What To Do In Japan In April

Spring paints Japan with a breathtaking palette of vibrant colors, and April sits right at the heart of this enchanting transformation. From the delicate dance of cherry blossoms (sakura) to invigorating outdoor activities and unique cultural experiences, Japan offers something for every traveler in April. A Quick Jump To… Chasing Cherry Blossoms Undoubtedly, April’s star […]
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2024 Coto Travel Guide: Things To Do In Japan In March

March in Japan is a magical time. As winter loosens its grip, the landscape transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, festivals abound, and the weather beckons you to explore. Here’s your guide to experiencing the best Japan has to offer in March! A Quick Jump To… Hanami: The Cherry Blossom Obsession March and cherry […]
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2024 Coto Travel Guide: Things To Do In Japan In February

February in Japan is a time of contrasts. The chill of winter still lingers, yet hints of spring begin to peek through. Snow blankets the northern regions, while plum blossoms paint the southern landscapes in delicate hues. Whether you’re seeking snowy adventures or a taste of early spring, Japan in February has something for everyone. […]
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Traditional Culture Experiences in Tokyo: Samurai Experience

A Quick Jump To… An Introduction to Iaido While many are familiar with martial arts like Judo, Karate, and Aikido, Iaido remains a lesser-known yet equally fascinating Japanese Budo art. Unlike its counterparts, Iaido is unique in its use of a weapon – the katana, or samurai sword. It’s a solitary practice, where one trains […]
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2024 Coto Travel Guide: Things To Do In Japan In January

January in Japan is a magical time. The country is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-capped mountains, glittering illuminations, and the festive spirit of the New Year. Whether you’re seeking cultural immersion, outdoor adventures, or pure relaxation, Japan in January has something for everyone. A Quick Jump To… Experience お正月 Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year) […]
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New Year’s Eve in Tokyo: Recommendations of Things to Do

As the clock winds down on the last day of the year, Tokyo transforms into a vibrant epicenter of celebrations. Known for its unique blend of traditional customs and cutting-edge festivities, Tokyo offers a New Year’s Eve experience like no other. Whether you’re a fan of solemn rituals or pulsating street parties, Tokyo’s diverse celebrations […]
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2023 Coto Travel Guide:  Things To Do in Japan in December

Japan is a beautiful country with four distinct seasons. December is the beginning of winter in Japan, and it’s a great time to visit if you want to experience the country’s snow and winter festivals. Here are some of the best things to do in Japan in December. A Quick Jump To… See The Christmas […]
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Conquering the Peaks: A Journey Through Mount Tsukuba

Tucked away in the heart of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, stands the majestic Mt. Tsukuba. Unlike the more famous Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tsukuba, with its twin peaks, offers a unique charm that beckons hikers from all corners. As I embarked on this journey, I quickly understood why it’s known as “The Purple Mountain” – a testament […]
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Where to Enjoy American-style Thanksgiving in Tokyo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (well…almost), and one of the best parts about it is gathering around a table with friends and family to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. But sometimes, finding a place to dine out for this special occasion can be difficult in Tokyo. Alternatively, perhaps you’ve decided to tackle […]
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Exploring Japan’s Autumn Wonderland: Things to Do in November

Japan is a beautiful country to visit any time of year, but November is a particularly special time to go. The weather is starting to cool down, but it’s not yet too cold, and the autumn leaves are in full bloom. This is the perfect time to visit the Land of the Rising Sun, with […]
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