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Rebecca Quin

Originally from the UK, Rebecca first came to Tokyo for what was supposed to be a short stint adventuring in Asia. Four years on and she’s still living the dream — which sometimes involves being dressed as a giraffe.



How To Watch A Sumo Morning Training Session

Missed the sumo tournament? Don’t worry, there’s an even better way to experience sumo (and it’s free).

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A Guide to Hiking the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route in Mie, Japan

Including the history, guide maps, itineraries, and what to see, do and eat along the Iseji Route.

By 17 min read


World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Tokyo

The fifth Starbucks Reserve Roastery has landed in Nakameguro — just in time for cherry blossom season.

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“AirDrop Perverts” on Japanese Trains Is Now a Thing

As a recent victim of an unsolicited scrotum pic, I can confirm this.

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Hotel Iya Onsen: On the Edge of a Lost Japan

One for the bucket list.

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Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

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I had a Japanese virtual assistant for a week and here’s what happened

Virtual Assist Japan is the service I didn’t know I needed, until it made my life 100 times better.

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5 Ways this Social Apartment is Redefining Share Housing in Tokyo

Finding an affordable, spacious and beautifully-designed apartment in Tokyo is easy. Said no one ever. The social apartment is here to change that.

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Keisuke Unosawa

How do you go from washing up on a boat to brainstorming in Steve Jobs’ garage to working with MoMA and Virgin? We sat down with designer Keisuke Unosawa to find out.

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12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Have you ever heard of Hokkaido? Japan’s final frontier, this northern island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international travelers. But what’s it like to travel there?

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent in Japan

From fluffy pets to rumbas to fake friends, there's a lot up for hire.

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Noren: The Coolest Souvenirs in Kyoto?

When matcha KitKats won’t make the grade, it’s time to up your souvenir game (and buy yourself something in the meantime).

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