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Halloween in Japan What Is it Like?
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Halloween in Japan: What’s Different?

The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.

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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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Permanent Poop Museum Now Open in Tokyo

Hanging around like a bad smell, Japan’s pop-up poop museum has found a home.

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Tokyo Pride Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Biggest Parade Yet

More visibility and support for the LGBTQ community in Japan was on display at this year's Tokyo Pride.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

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Mukogaoka Yuen: Exploring Kawasaki’s Cultural Playground

Get artsy with the avant-garde world of Taro Okamoto, the cuteness of Doraemon and your own indigo-dyeing talent.

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Real Rainbow Lines Up with Tokyo’s Famous Rainbow Bridge

And Twitter was filled with joy.

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The Story of Shimokitazawa

There's history behind this hipster 'hood, once dubbed the coolest neighborhood in the world.

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya in 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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A Gourmet Guide to Musashino, West Tokyo

Drool over the foodscape in Kichijoji and Musashi Sakai.

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Alata: 5 Reasons to See this Crazy New Samurai Action Musical

How does that phrase go? Only in Japan.

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5 Places to See Plum Blossom in Tokyo

Spring is finally here which means it's flower viewing time. First up: plum blossom.

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