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February 5, 2016

The 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival

The 2016 Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival starts this week, and the city has been bustling in preparation for this fun festival.

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February 4, 2016

The Oldest Zen Temple in Kyoto And Some Sugar Clouds

Though the Gion District is divided into north and south, the most well known area of Gion is the main street of Hanamikoji Dori.

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February 3, 2016

Taste the world at Japan’s big department stores

It’s definitely worth a visit to any of the major department stores for this extrasensory experience.

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February 3, 2016

Journey to Japan 2: Those Difficult First Few Weeks

After arriving in Japan to begin my much-anticipated working holiday, I wonder if perhaps I’ve made a big mistake.

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February 2, 2016

Turning Them Down Gently

Turning down a job offer can be a tricky balance involving being appropriately polite and making sure that the company will be willing to reconsider you if you apply again. Gaijinpot guides you through this tricky situation and some of the fascinating polite language involved.

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February 1, 2016

This Week in Tokyo For February 1 – 7

Every Monday we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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February 1, 2016

Achieve Zen Amongst the Chaos at Tokyo’s Oldest Temple

Leave with instilled kindness and compassion after praying to the goddess of mercy at the Senso-ji Temple.

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February 1, 2016

Choose Your Own Food Adventure With Okonomiyaki

A modest hearty snack with an appetising regional history.

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February 1, 2016

Odaiba Is Adventure For The Whole Family

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city.

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January 31, 2016

Nan-no-Hana Marathon in Ibusuki, Japan

Whether you’re a die-hard marathon fanatic or a first-time challenger like me, the Nan-no-Hana Marathon is a great opportunity to test your physical and mental capabilities.

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January 30, 2016

Tattooed, Foreign and in a Bathhouse

Gokouyu, allowing both tattoos and foreigners, and enjoying mixing with Kyoto locals in a bathhouse.

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January 29, 2016

Common Mistakes Foreigners Make in Japan, And How To Avoid Them

Don’t be that one gaijin who ruins it for the rest of us.

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