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Isomaru Suisan (磯丸水産) – Izakaya styled 24 hours grilled seafood in Japan

If you had visited the major cities in Japan, chances are you had seen this popular restaurant Isomaru Suisan (磯丸水産) near your hotel or train stations. With over 150 branches across Japan, Isomaru Suisan has some of the best seafood to offer for visitors. Most outlets in the city open 24 hours and is a great …

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Japan Sakura Season Merchandise 2019

It’s that time of the year again when cherry blossoms around Japan. As usual, companies and businesses are eager to roll out their sakura themed merchandise. Let’s take a look at some of them here. Starbucks Japan Extremely popular in Japan, Starbucks has over 1,400 stores around the country and is always up to date …

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Japan Departure Tax Starting 7 Jan 2019

A new levy known as the Japan Departure Tax will be imposed on travellers upon leaving the country. The tax will cost 1000 yen for each person leaving by air or sea, and the price is included in the ticket price of your transportation. That is why you should probably see a slight hike in …

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Dormy Inn Korakuen – The latest addition to our favourite hotel chain in Tokyo

The Dormy Inn hotel chain is always our favourite choice for accommodation in Japan, as detailed over in this post here. In our latest Tokyo trip, we were thrilled to find the brand new branch of Dormy Inn Korakuen right beside the Tokyo Dome City. Dormy Inn Korakuen only recently opened in May 2018 and …

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Darumanome Ramen Akihabara – Single Seating Automated Ramen Restaurant

Best Ramen in Akihabara Darumanome Ramen Restaurant in Akihabara Electric Town has one of the best Tonkotsu (Pork broth) Ramen in the area. Located right inside the most popular part of Akihabara, behind the huge SEGA Amusement park and besides the Animate Center, this ramen shop is always crowded during peak hours. Previously, Darumanome Ramen uses …

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Latest hauls from UFO Catcher in Tokyo

Amusement centers such as SEGA and Adores are still hugely popular in Japan, with some of the latest arcade machines attracting scores of gamers everyday. In recent years, the UFO catcher machines are making a comeback and many tourists love playing these, include ourselves. Besides the traditional UFO claws, newer machines like the below can …

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New Year’s Eve Countdown in Japan – 4 Best Ways to Enjoy The Carnival

New Year’s Eve Countdown in Tokyo is one of the most important activity of Tokyoites to welcome the New Year. December winter in Japan is a very joyous month with the occurrence of several widely celebrated festivals such as Christmas and New Year. However, did you know that unlike the other Asian countries which typically …

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Getting around – Tokyo public subways

Tokyo boasts a world class, high density public transport systems consisting of multiple subways, buses and taxis. Getting around the city is not a problem even for non-japanese speaking free and easy travellers like us. Taking the subways is our preferred choice of transportation in and around Tokyo. Take a look at Tokyo Transport. Subways Tokyo …

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Buying Goodies and Snacks from our Japan Trips

Japan has some of the most amazing snacks and goodies for every visitors, young or old. All of them are beautifully packaged and are the perfect souvenirs for friends and families. In most of our Japan trips, we will usually spend thousands of yen on the last day on snacks and goodies, enough to last …