Visit: Charming Towns

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2017.01.10
The search for the secret to making handmade balloons at Marusa Saito Gom Co. Ltd.!
Balloons are well known by everyone, since childhood. Did you play with water balloons with your friends during the summer when you were little? A
2016.12.29
Fun! Cute! Delicious! Tips for shopping at the Shinkoiwa Lumiere Shopping Arcade.
The Shinkoiwa Lumiere Shopping Arcade is located at the south exit of Shinkoiwa Station on the JR Sōbu Line. This shopping arcade is 420 meters long
2016.12.17
The annual fabric dyeing festival, “Some no Komichi”
Every February an event known as “Some no Komichi” (染の小道) turns the river and streets of Nakai town in Shinjuku ward into a gallery filled with displa
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2016.12.04
Don’t miss the Oshinari shopping street next to the Tokyo Sky Tree tower.
The Oshinari shopping street is located in front of the Tokyo Sky Tree tower. The locals are very friendly, so let’s go experience the heartwarming at
2016.11.10
Kameari is the setting for Kochikame manga series!
I’ll introduce a manga comedy written by Osamu Akimoto. “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikoen-mae Hashutsujo”(“Here is the police station in front of the
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2016.11.01
World cooking starts in Kappabashi (Kitchen Town), where specialty stores stock everything you need for your kitchen.
There is a shopping thoroughfare that specializes in kitchenware called Kappabashi Dougu Street, also known as ‘Kitchen Town’, about a ten minute walk
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2016.10.28
In the shadow of the Tokyo Sky Tree. Take a look around the downtown shopping arcade, Kira Kira Tachibana. Heart warming, retro, and sparkling with life!
The aptly named ‘Kira Kira’ (sparkling) Tachibana Shopping Arcade is a ten-minute walk from Keisei-Hikifune Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line in the
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2016.09.22
My recommendations for Kuramae, an ever changing town within walking distance from Asakusa!
It is said that Kuramae was named after the fact that there were Edo shogunate rice granaries (Okomegura) located here. We can find old-fashioned shop
A Fish shop at the market
2016.08.05
The Nishiki Market, a shopping street in Kyoto with 130 different shops!
The Nishiki Market is a historical shopping market that has thrived since the Heian period (794 to 1184). It has been called “The kitchen of Kyoto”, a
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2016.07.16
Onsen-Sento: try an outdoor bath at the bottom of the Tokyo Sky Tree!
Wandering the Sumida ward, you may feel tired and want relax for a while. You can have a relaxing, Sento (public bath) experience in just a 10 min wal
Kawagoe: A one-day trip
2016.07.01
Take a trip to the Edo period. Kawagoe City!
Most of the old Japanese scenery was burned to the ground during WWII, which makes Kawagoe valuable as one of the only cities to have maintained its h
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2016.06.21
Take your sweet time in Kawagoe Candy Alley!
Kawagoe Candy Alley has maintained more than twenty of its retro confectionery stores since the Meiji period. Cheap, colorful, and delicious sweets li
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2016.05.24
Enjoy the oldest Zen Temple and the nostalgic scenery of a Japanese town right near the center of Hakata!
Hi! It’s Nagabuchi from “Bura Bura Fukuoka”. Today I’d like to introduce a hidden place in Hakata, famous for old temples.
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2016.05.10
Nippori Seni-gai Street, where you can experience Nippori downtown life and atmosphere. Check out the cheap clothing!
Yanaka Ginza has recently become more popular as a touristic destination. Have you ever heard of Nippori Seni-gai, located on the opposite side of Yan
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2016.05.02
Don’t know where to visit in Matsue? Just go everywhere!
Matsue City, dubbed as both the “Land of the Gods” and “Venetia of Japan”, has such deep history and beautiful scenery that it is almost impossible to