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Explore Sapporo’s Highlights!
-Festivals & Events in Sapporo-

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March 30, 2018

Festivals & Events in Sapporo The Representative Event of Sapporo: Sapporo Snow Festival The festival started in 1950, when local junior high and high school students created six snow statues in …

Explore Sapporo’s Highlights!
-Drinking Culture of Sapporo-

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March 30, 2018

Drinking Culture of Sapporo Sapporo Beer Garden Sapporo Beer is one of Japan’s leading beer brands. The Sapporo Beer Museum next to the garden introduces you to the history of Sapporo Beer. You can se…

Explore Sapporo’s Highlights!
-Sapporo’s Must-see Spots-

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March 30, 2018

Sapporo is the center of Hokkaido. The city is laid out in a beautiful grid pattern and is blessed with abundant nature and exquisite foods while being a big city with a population of 1.95 million peo…

Welcome to Japan in the cherry blossom season

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March 27, 2018

There are great places to view cherry blossoms in season relatively close to Tokyo. Take a short trip to one or more of such places using the JR TOKYO Wide Pass. Arakurayama Sengen Park Yamanashi Pref…

12th Ink Cover Contest

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March 4, 2018

he winning entry will be ink painted and featured on the front cover of “att.JAPAN”! And free pair Ryokan accommodation for present! Entry Deadline April 15 (Sun), 2018 ★First prize: one person Your e…

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color!

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March 4, 2018

Welcome to Japan’s autumn season of color! Here are some of the best spots to enjoy it! The JR EAST PASS is convenient and affordable and allows travel throughout Japan. Tohoku, Nagano and Niiga…

Guided Tour in Yukata

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March 4, 2018

I joined an event on August 6 last year in which I wore yukata (cotton kimono), walked around Ryogokou in Sumida City, and experienced a variety of activities. With an English-speaking guide, we were …

Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture

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March 4, 2018

Thanks to its Shinkansen (bullet train) platform, Himeji has an easy access to all the major cities in Japan. After a visit at Himeji Castle, you can stretch your legs and enjoy picturesque scenery as…

Recommended Spots to Enjoy Early Summer in Japan!

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March 4, 2018

Get a convenient and economical “JR EAST PASS,” and visit the Tohoku, Nagano, and Niigata areas covered with fresh green leaves of early summer. Here are several places where you can recharge in fresh…

Welcome to Japan in Cherry Blossom Season!

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March 4, 2018

The cherry blossom season comes later to the Tohoku, Nagano, and Niigata areas than it does to Tokyo and western Japan. Why not take the time to enjoy some of the famous cherry-viewing spots as they g…

Welcome to the Snow Wonderland in Japan!

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March 4, 2018

GALA Yuzawa, directly accessible from the Shinkansen train, and the Tohoku region’s ski resorts offer magnificent snow vistas and some of the best snow-related activities in Japan. 1. GALA Yuzawa Mina…

PlayStation®VR × JOYPOLIS

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March 4, 2018

Japan is readily associated with technological innovations, and one of the many subcultures that owe its roots to Japanese technological prowess is that of the video gamer. From the humble systems of …

Recommended Destinations for Autumn Leaves!

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March 4, 2018

Autumn leaves (momiji) are one of Japan’s natural wonders. As temperatures go down, green leaves of summer in the mountains and valleys gradually turn into various shades of red and yellow. Let’s grab…

Is this really Tokyo? —- A trip amid the nature of Okutama

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March 4, 2018

When most people say “Tokyo” they are thinking of skyscrapers, bustling entertainment districts and malls brimming with every kind of merchandise imaginable. Still, the big lake, the forest and the lu…

It’s Better If You Know How It’s Done: Chiba Sake Brewers’ Tour

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March 4, 2018

Do you like Japan’s nihonshu (sake)? Wouldn’t the gastronomical side of your travel in Japan be richer if you tried some of the local varieties? Each area has its own particular rice and its own parti…

JR EAST PASS Two Areas, Twice the Fun!

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March 4, 2018

With our new promotion, the pass is now available in the “Tohoku area” or “Nagano, Niigata area” of your choice, from April 1, 2016. Why not take the journey to enjoy the true enchantment of spring? T…

Have Lots of Fun in Suginami Close to Shinjuku, Only 10 Minutes Away

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March 4, 2018

Take a train on the Chuo Line from Shinjuku, and you will be in Suginami in about 10 minutes. The city has attractive towns, including Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, and Nishi-Ogikubo, all famous for uniqu…

This spring, JR EAST PASS will take you to famous cherry blossom viewing spots!

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March 4, 2018

Cherry trees burst into blossom in spring only to last less than two weeks. Beautiful delicate blossoms make their brief flowering period and the shower of falling petals even more impressive. Indeed,…

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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March 4, 2018

he Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a world-renowned mountain tourism route that provides beautiful natural scenery in each season. (The route is closed from the end of November through the end of Ap…

JR EAST PASS – Two Areas  Enjoy an Early Summer Excursion!

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March 4, 2018

These tickets have been very popular among travelers since their launch on April 1, 2016. The period after the new green leaves in spring and before the heat of midsummer is perfect for escaping the c…

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

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March 4, 2018

Great value pass to make the most of Japan all year round! Valid from December 19, 2015 The “JR Kanto Area Pass,” the railway ticket offering a great value for foreign tourists in Japan, will be upgra…

Let’s go to unique snow resorts with JR EAST PASS!

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March 4, 2018

“JR EAST PASS,” a discount ticket sold by JR EAST, enables you to visit many kinds of unique snow resorts. Let’s go to snow resorts this winter! 1. Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort One of the olde…

Narita Express has announced a fantastic discount!

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March 4, 2018

Narita Express has announced a fantastic discount! One-way ticket from Narita airport is only 1,500yen, only for foreign visitors! For more info please go to http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/index.html I…

Tenpura chuka !

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March 4, 2018

Kosaku’s Report! Tenpura chuka This dish is the original menu served at Mendokoro Miyachi located in the shopping street in Onomichi (Hiroshima prefecture). This noodle is a soy sauce based soup…

Kabuki-za lit up at night!

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March 4, 2018

Kabuki-za lit up at night! It’s a traditional Kabuki theatre located in Ginza^^

Heartwarming Journey to Shichinohe in Autumn

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March 4, 2018

Shichinohe Town, Aomori Prefecture Pick and Eat Delicious Apples in Aomori! Heartwarming Journey to Shichinohe in Autumn Entry accepted! November 1 (Sat)-3 (Mon/holiday), 2014 Participation fee of the…

Red Heart-Shaped Cake

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March 4, 2018

Kosaku’s report! Coeur de bois This red heart-shaped cake is delicious as well as beautiful. The inside is vanilla bavarois with berry jelly. This cake is sold at Chez Shibata. Personally, I bou…

Raccoon dog !

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March 4, 2018

Those who have been to Japan quite a few times might have already seen this raccoon dog figurine because this can be seen all over Japan. Well anyone know what this is though?

Katana umbrella

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March 4, 2018

Katana umbrella!!!

Tea Celemony

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March 4, 2018

Took a short lesson of proper tea ceremony on the new year’s day! here are some of the photos I took during the lesson^^