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Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Nishiki Market, or Nishiki Ichiba in Japanese, is a narrow alley with over 100 shops and restaurants. The covered red, yellow, and green awning makes it possible to visit on rainy days and has become a symbol of the market. Read more

Japanese Green Tea: Beginner’s Guide

I love Japanese green tea! I drink it everyday when I’m in Japan. Read more

Dotonbori Osaka Walk

Dotonbori is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Osaka. The street runs next to the Dotonbori Canal and is known for shopping, dining, entertainment, pop culture, and street food.
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How Much Spending Money in Japan for 8 Days?

Today we are answering the question, “How much spending money do I need for 8 days in Japan?” Read more

Is It Possible to Do Hiroshima and Miyajima in One Day?

We recently got a question asking if it was possible to do both Hiroshima and Miyajima in one day. The answer is that it’s possible, but it may not be ideal.
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Best Monthly Japanese Snack Box

The Bokksu Japanese snack box brings you delicious specialty treats directly to your doorstep with their monthly themed box sets.
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7 Foods You Must Try While in Japan

This is a short list of favorite foods and foods you must try while in Japan based on more than two decades of living, working and traveling around this amazing country. Naturally, there are many more culinary options and each person has his or her own favorites, but these have proven to be the most popular dishes among our tour participants. Read more

5 Things You Won’t Find in Japan

Japan is different. Some things will be similar and some will not. Here’s a short list of 5 things you won’t find in Japan. Read more

How Much to Budget for Your Trip to Japan

Knowing how much to budget for your trip to Japan can be challenging if you don’t know anything about the country. Most people I run into ask if Japan is expensive, and they are always surprised by my answer. Read more

Is There Tipping in Japan? How and When to Tip in Japan

Exceptional service is always included in the price. So how do you know when to tip in Japan? It’s actually quite easy, you don’t! Read more