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3 day Trip in Kagawa: Takamatsu and Shodo Island

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April 26, 2019

On April 6th through 8th, we went to Kagawa Prefecture for a short trip to learn about the culture and experience what it is like to travel there. Did you know that Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest p…

“Solo” Activities

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April 24, 2019

Have you heard of the term “solo-katsu”? There are an increasing number of people who enjoy spending time alone in various activities, such as “solo” drinking and “solo” karaoke, which are collectivel…

The world’s top rider rides the Sea of Japan! PWA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura Japan will be held!

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April 12, 2019

Windsurfing has evolved through time by combining surfing and yachting, a particularly popular water sports in Europe. It is getting popular in Japan with its ability to cut through the wind and glidi…

The 16th Ink Cover Photo Contest Expands Entry!

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April 12, 2019

Thanks to all, “att.JAPAN,” a free magazine for foreigners, is approaching its 20th year since the publication of inaugural preparatory issue in 2000. To thank all of you for you long-term support, we…

Welcome to Moomin’s world!”Moominvalley Park”

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April 12, 2019

Long-awaited “Moominvalley Park” has opened on March 16th 2019. “Moominvalley Park” is located near Miyazawa-ko Lake in Hanno-city, Saitama prefecture and is 50 minutes on train from Ikebukuro. It’s l…

Went to AnimeJapan2019! About cosplayers.

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April 5, 2019

At AnimeJapan, people can attend with their cosplays and many enjoyed it. There also were many foreigners walking with their cosplayers on. At the cosplay area, even more cosplayers gathered and a pho…

16th Ink Cover Contest

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April 2, 2019

The 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 (Mon.), 2019 ★First prize: one person Your…

[Report on events] Went to AnimeJapan2019!

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April 5, 2019

The biggest festival of Anime, “AnimeJapan2019” was held for the sixth time on March 23rd and 24th (March 25th and 26th for business). At Tokyo Big Sight, many of the leading anime-related enterprises…

30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.1 Dining Guide

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March 28, 2019

Funabashi is a lively town with many Japanese-style eateries such as sushi and ramen restaurants! The city offers just as great variety of delicious foods as Tokyo. Local farms and fishing ports, mark…

30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.2 Parks

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March 28, 2019

Funabashi is close to Tokyo, yet still has a rich natural heritage. There are accessible natural areas in the city. Enjoy flowers all year round and take a short trip to the seashore. These locations …

Making the world of anime, manga, and games reality: 2.5 dimensional musical

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March 22, 2019

Writer: A. S from Russia The new type of musicals and theatrical performances based on the stories of Japanese anime, manga, and games are collectively called “2.5 dimensional musicals.” The idea is t…

cherry blossom in Hirosaki Park

Great cherry blossom viewing sites over the next few weeks!

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March 11, 2019

Lying on a long, north to south axis, the Japanese archipelago has different times of bloom by regions, allowing people to enjoy cherry blossoms for a relatively long period of time (about two months)…

Kyoto in Spring

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March 9, 2019

Flowers of Spring Flowers can be enjoyed at various places such as shrines, temples, and gardens in every season. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded center of the city, enjoy the spring fl…

Let’s Enjoy Multi-cultural Food Experience in Okubo and Shin-Okubo!

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March 29, 2019

The area around JR Shin-Okubo, which is one station away from Shinjuku on the Yamanote Line, and JR Okubo Station, only a 5-minute walk from JR Shin-Okubo Station, is famous as a Korean Town filled wi…

Fleeting Art Created by You

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March 13, 2019

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless In this art space, artworks can transcend boundaries to interact with visitors and with each other. The artworks change continuously; the art befor…

Remote Island in Okinawa: Iejima Island

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March 4, 2019

Okinawa, a prefecture located in the most southern part of Japan, has many fascinating remote islands. Among them, Iejima Island has easy access. Iejima offers a chance to enjoy stunning natural scene…

Kirishima Onsen: Hot Springs and Delicious Food from the Mountain

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March 29, 2019

Located almost in the center of Kagoshima Prefecture, Kirishima City has for background magnificent Mount Kirishima, the main peak of which, Takachiho-no-mine, has since ancient times been regarded as…

Enjoy a winter trip with snow!

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March 28, 2019

Enjoy a winter trip with snow activities, scenery, onsen, and much more! There are many attractive places where you can fully enjoy the best part of winter in the Tohoku area and the Nagano/Niigata ar…

Drinking in Japan: Fruit Liquor

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January 9, 2019

Alcoholic beverages with fruit flavors are easy to drink and recommended for people who otherwise get drunk too easily. There are various kinds of fruit liquor in Japan. Try, and find your favorite! W…

Let’s Enjoy Winter in Japan!

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April 24, 2019

In Japan, you can enjoy various activities besides winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Why not make a special winter memory of Japan?   ・Hokkaido   Asahikawa Winter Festival Febru…

Omamori Good-luck Charms

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February 22, 2019

People carry around omamori as a wish for good luck, bringing of happiness, and expelling of evil. Traditional omamori are in the shape of a small pouch, but there are now new types of omamori with un…

Hello Kitty GOLD BAR

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March 6, 2019

Ueno Ameyoko – Shopping Heaven Starting from Ueno Station, we had fun walking through Ameyoko to the end. We had heard about an ultra-rare collection of Hello Kitty items. About 5 minutes on foo…

Yanaka and Nippori

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March 6, 2019

The area around Nippori Station, one of the JR Yamanote Line stations, retains a good, old friendly atmosphere of shitamachi (traditional districts), with several historical temples. It also has one o…

Boulangeries in Kobe

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March 6, 2019

City of boulangeries, KOBE   After opening the port in 1868, various items were imported into Kobe. In 1869, the first boulangerie of Kobe opened in the foreign settlement area in Kobe, and since…

[Event Report] The 38th National Sake Tasting Competition Took Place! 

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March 13, 2019

The competition (sponsored by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) was held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa on October 26, and participants entered the competition in “individual category,…

Visit the Northern Kinki Area and you will fall in love with spring!

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March 13, 2019

Enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms, delicious food, and a leisurely time in warm spring weather in the Northern Kinki Area. Miyazu City : Cherry Blossoms at Kasamatsu Park A perfect spot for viewing Aman…

Ocha no Kyoto: Another Kyoto, Kyoto of Tea

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April 3, 2019

The southern part of Kyoto Prefecture is renowned as a tea production area. Home to intangible and tangible cultural properties, including a world heritage site and national treasures, as well as pict…

Artisans Supporting Japan’s Traditions Nara Prefecture (Gose and Gojo)

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April 3, 2019

Gose and Gojo are areas famous for their still remaining old-style streetscapes and old roads. In these tranquil towns with abundant nature, artisans have been carrying on the traditional culture. Bon…

Nagatoro Town: A tourism hot spot just two hours from Tokyo, where you can enjoy rich nature and spectacular fall foliage!

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February 8, 2019

We have received the information below from Tourism Devision of Saitama Prefectural Government Department. Every year from November 1st to November 30th, the Fall Foliage Festival takes place in Nagat…

Nagato Yumoto Onsen: A traditional hot spring town that is being renovated for the future

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April 5, 2019

Nagato Yumoto Onsen is located in Nagato City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the westernmost point of Honshu (the main island of Japan). It is the oldest hot spring in Yamaguchi Prefecture with a history of…