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[Editor’s Blog] We went to an exhibition called ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum

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October 11, 2019

Writer:Saki Yayoi Kusama is known all over the world for creating impactful polka dot motifs. Prior to the opening of the exhibition ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum, several members of…

Introducing the renewed Tokyo Tower!

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October 10, 2019

Tokyo Tower has long attracted people as a symbol of Tokyo as well as serving as one of the must-see sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Tokyo Tower has just finished the full-scale renovation project that be…

Shirabu Onsen: A quiet time surrounded by pure white snow

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October 11, 2019

Located in Yonezawa City, Yamagawa Prefecture, Shirabu Onsen is a long-established onsen with a history of more than 700 years. Featuring a clear and colorless sulfur spring with various healthful eff…

Rich in blessings from the mountains! 7 recommended places in Southern Kyushu for you to visit this autumn Vol. 1

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October 4, 2019

On Kyushu Island, which is located in the south of the Japanese archipelago, Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures are warm in climate and rich in nature because of their southern location. Among other a…

Great access from central Tokyo and airports! Have fun at night at “Tokyo City Keiba.”

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October 2, 2019

Taking 8 minutes by Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsucho Station, I arrived at Tokyo City Keiba (Oi Racecourse), which is a short walk from Oi Keibajo-mae Station. Tokyo City Keiba offers a night-race …

The 18th Ink Cover Photo Contest Entry Start!

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September 27, 2019

Thanks to all, “att.JAPAN,” a free magazine for foreigners, is approaching its 20th year since the publication of the issue of the first edition of the magazine in 2000. To thank all of you for your l…

The 17th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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September 27, 2019

The Best Performance Prize Title: Komako’s Room Taken by Jyunko Sano (Japan) Place: Yuzawa Town Museum of History and Folklore (Niigata Pref.) Date: June 27, 2019 Comment: The room of Komako, who is t…

[Editor’s Blog] COREDO Muromachi Terrace opens in Nihonbashi – where tradition meets the new future – on September 27

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September 27, 2019

Writer: Saki As a newcomer in the editorial department, I went to COREDO Muromachi Terrace in Nihonbashi yesterday before its grand opening on September 27. Nihonbashi is a traditional and historical …

tsukuba

“Mount Fuji of the west and Mount Tsukuba of the east”

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September 10, 2019

Take a ride on Tsukuba Express to see a spectacular view of autumn foliage! One of the “100 famous mountains of Japan,” Mount Tsukuba, comprising the double peaks of Mount Nyotai (877 meters) and Moun…

Highly recommended cafés in Kyoto

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September 9, 2019

When you get tired from walking around Kyoto for sightseeing, take a seat at a nice café and relax for a while with delicious sweets and drinks. This article will introduce you to some wonderful cafés…

Full of Spectacles! Let’s go to WEST JAPAN! Vol.2

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September 19, 2019

The West Japan region is home to various charms of Japan from fashionable town perfect for shopping to scenic spots of the sea and mountains. Places in the region are easily accessible by railways fro…

Full of Spectacles! Let’s go to WEST JAPAN! Vol.1

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September 19, 2019

The West Japan region is home to various charms of Japan from fashionable town perfect for shopping to scenic spots of the sea and mountains. Places in the region are easily accessible by railways fro…

Explore and experience the history and culture of Japan along with the great view of Setouchi! Shodoshima Vol.1

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September 10, 2019

Shodoshima Island was designated as one of the Japan Heritage sites as an “Island of Stones” in 2019. The island is home to a district with many complicated small alleys, which is called “Town of Maze…

SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2019

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September 12, 2019

Modern Art Festival Highlighting the Accord of Humans and Nature on the Islands of Setouchi Spring Encounters: Apr 26 – May 26 Summer Gatherings: Jul 19 – Aug 25 Fall Expansions: Sep 28 &#…

Kyoto in Autumn Miyama Shuzan Kaido Road Kayabuki no Sato

Kyoto in Autumn, Autumn Leaves

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August 27, 2019

Kyoto in autumn The peak of autumn foliage in Kyoto is usually from early November to early December, but varies depending on the climate and other conditions of the year. Because of the higher elevat…

Delving deeper into Nara pittoresque countryside

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August 23, 2019

Writer: J. L. from Belgium Have you ever heard of the Yoshino district? Me neither… At least until last July when I got the chance to visit there. Located in the Southern part of Nara Prefecture…

The cats of Sanagijima Island

Traveling the Seto Inland Sea

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August 19, 2019

Stretching some 450 km east to west, the Seto Inland Sea is busy with the comings and goings of vessels ranging from large freighters to small ferries and fishing boats. ©️SHOKO TAKAYASU About Setouch…

Enjoy Ikebukuro for a Whole Day! Anime, Events, Sunshine City

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August 8, 2019

Ikebukuro is a bustling place which is only eight minutes away by train from Shinjuku. Since Ikebukuro Station is a terminal station, many people go through this area for connection to other lines. Ho…

The Niigata City Loop Bus, a great way to tour!

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September 4, 2019

The city of Niigata is dotted with numerous tourist attractions located right within its radius. Since this was my first trip, I decided on the Niigata City Loop Bus to make my round of places I wante…

The Lure of Niigata Prefecture and the Shonai Area ~Great places for eating, drinking, and sightseeing~

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September 8, 2019

Great cuisine and great sake are the draws of Niigata Prefecture and the Shonai area of Yamagata Prefecture. Why not explore the rich food culture and the history that cultivated that culture? The sec…

The lure of Itoigawa City in Niigata Just 2 hours from Tokyo on the Hokuriku Shinkansen

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September 6, 2019

Itoigawa City, the most prominent jade-producing region in Japan, sits on the western edge of the Fossa Magna, a fault line that geographically separates East and West Japan. Itoigawa was the first of…

Kiyotsukyo Gorge Tunnel in Niigata!

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August 26, 2019

The Kiyotsukyo Gorge in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture is ranked as one of the Three Great Gorges of Japan, along with Kurobe Gorge and Osugi Valley, and has been designated a national natural mon…

A luxurious ride on the Echigo TOKImeki Resort Train SETSUGEKKA ~Leaving from Itoigawa Station~

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September 6, 2019

“Tokimeki” is a Japanese word that describes something so exciting which makes your eyes sparkle and your heart dance. Indeed, the bright red of the SETSUGEKKA, with its gold and silver motif, does ju…

Rugby World CUP 2019™

Rugby World CUP 2019™ to Be Held in Japan!

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August 2, 2019

The Rugby World Cup is said to be one of the three biggest sport events in the world. The quadrennial world cup will be held for the first time in Japan in 2019. From September 20 to November 2, a tot…

Enjoy tasting and comparing various kinds of rice!

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September 6, 2019

Speaking of Niigata, the first thing coming into my mind is “Koshihikari.” I visited “Bokushi-dori” Street in Shiozawa-juku of the Mikuni-kaido Road in Minamiuonuma City. This area is a producer of tr…

Enjoy making “sasami zushi” in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture

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October 10, 2019

Have you heard of “sasami zushi”? It is a local sushi dish from the Myoko area in Niigata Prefecture. Rice is stuffed in a sasa (bamboo) leaf, which is folded into the shape of “mino,” a farm tool whi…

Knife sharpening and spoon polishing lessons

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September 8, 2019

Tsubame-Sanjo is a region famous for its quality metal knives and tableware. The Tsubame-Sanjo Regional Industry and Promotion Center, five minutes from the JR Shinkansen Tsubame-Sanjo Station, exhibi…

We went to Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2019

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July 30, 2019

We went to go see the Echigo-Tsumari Snow Fireworks / Gift for Frozen Village 2019 on March 2, 2019, which was a special firework show that can only be seen during winter. The place we went to was Tok…

Exciting Autumn Festivals in Japan!

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July 29, 2019

There are many traditional festivals, which are for praying for a good harvest of crops and dedicating offerings to the gods, since ancient times all over Japan. We will introduce you to exciting fest…

Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji , a Mountain So Beloved

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August 18, 2019

For many Japanese, the image of Mount Fuji, whether glanced from the shinkansen or airplane, or seen on an ukiyo-e painting, or a mural in a public sento bathhouse, tickles the heart and “just” makes …