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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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12 Osaka and Kyoto Travelling Tips – Introducing all our past experience in the region

Osaka and Kyoto are hugely popular yet very different cities in Kansai region. If you prefer a cultural experience, you will definitely enjoy Kyoto! Here, let’s run through some of our past experience in the Kansai region. Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori satisfy all your cravings for Japanese street food and foodie backdrop for selfies! Visiting Kyoto 1) Kyoto …

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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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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 …

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Collecting souvenir magnets from our Japan trips

What souvenirs do you buy back when on a vacation or visiting a new place? For us, we love to collect magnets from the different attractions that we visited in Japan. Here is what the metal door of our store room looks like. The magnets are arranged to form the dragon shape of Japan, with Hokkaido …

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Nagashima Resort in Nagoya – Nagashima Spaland Amusement Park

The Nagashima Spaland and Resort and  located just outside of Nagoya city area is a huge visitor’s attraction suitable for everyone. Consisting of 5 major facilities; Nagashima Spaland Theme Park Nagashima Water Park Mitsui Outlet Nagashima Hot Spring Spa Nabana No Sato Flower Park On this day, we only had time to visit the themepark, …

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Celebrating New Year’s Day (Ganjitsu) in Japan

1st January, New Year’s Day also known as Ganjitsu is the most important holiday in Japan. For your information, Gan means “beginning” and Jitsu means “Day”. Ganjitsu is a joyous holiday that marks a new and fresh beginning into the year. After your New Year’s Eve countdown (you may refer to another entry here: New Year’s Eve Countdown Options in Japan), you may want …

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Orange Street, Osaka (cafe and shopping) (Part 2)

After a short walk and delightful lunch at Timeless Comfort Cafe, let’s continue to explore the rest of Orange Street! –> After Timeless Comfort, you will see a relatively industrial looking shop with an interesting signage of multiple faces. That is ASOKO. ASOKO sells miscellaneous affordable lifestyle goods. The concept reminds me of Three Coins …

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Orange Street, Osaka (cafe and shopping) (Part 1)

If Shinsaibashi Shopping Street is too touristy, mainstream, crowded and loud for you, then I would recommend you to explore the nearby ORANGE STREET Osaka, located just within a leisure 20-minute walk. The 800 meters Orange Street is gaining popularity among the hipster crowd in Osaka with its small cluster of quaint and chic cafes, …

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Night Activities in Tokyo for Non-Clubbers

First-time visitors to Tokyo who have just finished dinner are often surprised and disappointed to find shops and malls closing as early as 8pm to 8.30pm. Now feeling re-energized after dinner and you are ready for 1 more activity/place to visit before calling it a day.  If you are a late owl yet a non-clubber, …