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[Seasonal] 10 Cool Activities In Japan For Your Winter Holiday

Winter wonderland in Japan

Japan is beautiful through the seasons, but it absolutely transforms in Winter – think expansive snowscapes filled with frozen lakes and snow-capped trees. Ice festivals are held all over the island, and it’s the only time of the year when you can try your hand at activities like ice fishing!

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Tsukiji Fish Market Is Now Replaced By The New Toyosu Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market has moved!

After 83 years of operation, the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market has recently found a new home in Toyosu Fish Market. For those who miss the loud, authentic, and inviting charm of the Tsukiji Fish Market, no fret! It’s not all gone yet.

Cover image by Wikimedia Commons featuring a tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market.

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10 Places In Tokyo To Fill Your Bellies For Under USD15

Get ready for satisfied bellies and wallets!

We all know and love Tokyo for many reasons – its quirky culture, hype beast fashion and efficient public transport system. More importantly, the Japanese food scene is known to be a gastronomic heaven! Whether you’re looking to experience some weird and wacky cafes or authentic good food, you’ll find it in Tokyo. However, Tokyo can also cost an arm and a leg if you don’t know where to look for cheap options.

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Bizarre Japanese Traditions You Won’t Believe Are Real

Japan’s weird and wonderful festivals

While we all know and love the Japanese for their delicious cuisine, beautiful temples and kimonos, the Japanese are also famous being pretty strange.  Most noteworthy is their crazy festivals, traditions and competitions! These include pitting crying babies against each other and painting faces on their bellies. Recently making the news is even a competition where they break tea tables! Read on to find out some of these whacky traditions and why they exist.

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[Update] Full List Of Tokyo Disney Resort Closures in 2018

Closure of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea rides

If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea anytime this year, do take note that there are some rides and attractions currently undergoing works and might be closed! To help you decide when to visit, check out the full list of ride closures below.

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20 Cherry Blossom Picture Spots That Scream Insta-goals!

Planning to catch the Cherry Blossoms in Korea, Japan or Taiwan this spring?

Being the Instagram addicts we all are, the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” is a line we know all too well. If you’re looking out for ways to boost your ‘insta-game’ this spring, we’ve definitely got you covered! Read on to find out the best places to flood your Instagram feed with a sea of pink this Cherry Blossom season.

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[Updated] Japan’s 2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast And The Best Viewing Spots

Japan’s updated 2018 cherry blossom schedule!

If you haven’t already heard, the sakura flowers are expected to bloom earlier than usual! As predicted by the Japan Meteorological Corporation as of 1 February, these are the most updated cherry blossom forecast dates!

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Where To Stay In Tokyo: Shibuya Or Shinjuku

Shibuya vs. Shinjuku – which is the one for you?

Tokyo is a vast metropolis of 23 city wards, each one with its own alluring personality and charm. While two of Tokyo’s most popular wards, Shibuya and Shinjuku, are positioned next to each other, they can provide very different experiences.

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