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Social Apartment Tokyo
April 29, 2017

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.

February 10, 2017

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.

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido
January 31, 2017

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?

December 18, 2016

Nengajo: How to send a Japanese New Years Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2017!

November 10, 2016

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.

November 2, 2016

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).

October 21, 2016

Teach Yourself Japanese with the Kumon Language Course

Struggling with Japanese? The Kumon course – offering tailor-made lessons that you can study when you want – could be for you. And they’re giving away a free trial course until the end of November!

October 1, 2016

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).

September 24, 2016

Cooking Up A Cure with Fiona Uyema

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.

April 21, 2016

Knock knock knockin’ on doors with Traci Consoli

In our latest GP Spotlight series we talk to Traci Consoli about the challenges and rewards of running one of Tokyo’s most loved establishments.

March 27, 2016

24 Hours In Tokyo: A lot can happen in a day

Make every second count with our our 24-hour Tokyo culture tour: eat the world-renowned food, see the landmark sights and do the most iconic experiences. The clock is ticking…

March 16, 2016

A Visit To A Tranquil Tattoo Friendly Onsen Just Outside Tokyo

Kashiwaya Ryokan offers a foreigner-friendly yet authentic onsen experience within toe-dipping distance of central Tokyo.

March 14, 2016

Change the world at Japan’s first ever Cleanweb Hackathon

Interested in founding a startup, looking to develop an idea or want to know more about the Cleanweb movement and how you can make a difference? Japan’s first ever bilingual Cleanweb Hackathon is coming to Tokyo and Kyoto.

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