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Lisa Hong

Lisa Hong is a California native whose travels have taken her through wine countries, coral reefs, and ancient cities around the world. Always out to enjoy cultural and gastronomical experiences, she has fallen in love with Tokyo

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How to Do Hatsumode in Tokyo

A guide to experiencing the first Shinto shrine visit of the year.

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A Non-Gamer’s Mission in Akihabara

In search of the mythical pee game

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How To Buy TOHO Cinemas Discount Tickets

Watching movies in Japan can be pricey but if you plan in advance, you can find good deals on discount tickets.

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All In A Name: Hanbaga vs Hanbagu

If you are in the mood for a succulent ground beef patty, do you seek a ハンバーガー or ハンバーグ?

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Tokyo Likes to Mueve Mueve

Whether you are an experienced Salsa dancer or just starting out, you can "Mueve Mueve" through the city.

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A Thousand Ways to Yuba

As a proud carnivore could my appetite really be satisfied with "tofu skin"?

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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

The story represents the cycle of human experience

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Faith in Omakase

In Japan, the concept of letting the chef decide what you should eat is called "Omakase". Restaurant patrons put their faith in the "expert" and trust that he/she would choose the freshest ingredients and prepare them in the finest way.

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4 Options for Cheap Eats in Japan

Like anywhere in the world, if you eat like a local, you don't need to spend a lot. The trick in Tokyo? Eat these Japanese "fast foods"

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Speak Japanese? Speak Korean, too!

Learn the following words, and you've got them down for both languages.

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100 Yen Store Beauty Guide

100 Yen Stores offer some of my favorite beauty products, not just because of price, but also quality.

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