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Japan: A New Path Toward the Realization of Tourism-oriented Country

Tourism is facing an unprecedented crisis. Although it is a business that can be enjoyed on a trip away from everyday life, the spread of the new coronavirus has stopped the movement of people all over the world....

Are Music Festivals Viewed From Cars Here to Stay?

June 13, a Saturday afternoon in heavy rain. A tower had been erected in a former quarry in Tochigi. The rain had already formed deep mud on the ground of the site...

Glamping is a Travel Style in the Spotlight for its Low Risk of Covid-19 Infection
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Glamping is gaining popularity with men and women of all ages as a new outdoor-style camping. This series will present the characteristics and advantages of glamping...

Japan: A Shopper’s Paradise

Two of the top interests for foreign travelers visiting Japan are “to experience Japanese food” and “to shop in Japan.”...

NIHONSHU - The art and history of Japanese sake and Japanese culture

Nihonshu, or Japanese sake, is Japan’s national drink, and the epitome of Japanese culture. Made from rice and water, the blessings of Japan’s land and climate...

The Essence of Washoku

Washoku (Japanese Food) was registered by UNESCO as an intangible cultural asset in December 2013. That means the traditional food culture of the Japanese people has been globally recognized as...

Real Japan

The basement food floors of department stores are a paradise for souvenirs and gifts. They are abbreviated to “depachika” in Japanese. Big department stores are clustered around each of the major station in Tokyo, and their depachika floors...

A Smart Way to Use Japanese Convenience Stores

One word can be seen on signs wherever you look while walking around Tokyo. That word is “コンビニ” (conbini, short for “convenience store”). There are 55,000 convenience stores in Japan...

General Merchandising Stores are the Place to See Japanese People’s Lifestyles

General Merchandising Stores (GMS) are places for the masses, good for shopping and for eating out. How about adding a GMS to your urban sightseeing itinerary? And if you’re wondering...

Regional Foods that Color Japan’s Dining Tables

Japan is an isolated archipelago, surrounded by sea on all sides. Centering on the main islands of the archipelago (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, etc.), the Izu and Ogasawara island groups...

Tokyo - A Gourmet Cluster

Tokyo is a world-renowned city for excellent food. It is bursting with an endless variety of restaurants and shops. As a world culinary metropolis, offering ramen, tempura, soba, sushi, kaiseki, and teppan yaki...

Places to Visit

TripAdvisor announces its annual Top 30 tourist attractions in Japan based on reviews and comments by international travelers. We present here those top 10 with some introductions from the websites of those facilities...