Joshua Meyer is a Tokyo-based freelance writer who also contributes to the American movie blog Slashfilm.com. He grew up in Florida and has been living in Japan since mid-2010. When not writing professionally he dabbles in travel photography and maintains his own website and portfolio at thegaijinghost.com.
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From celebrity sightings to movie premieres to this year’s Godzilla Fest (and more), this year’s TIFF venues in Roppongi and Chiyoda are where it’s at.
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This historic mountain retreat in Yamanashi is over 1,300 years old and has been run by the same family for 52 generations.
Travel to real-life places in Japan where scenes from Studio Ghibli’s animated films spring to life.
Retrace the beloved travel show host’s steps through Osaka, Hokkaido, Tokyo and Okinawa.
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Live the movies at these famous (and not so... ) Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.
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With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.