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Happy Relief! Enjoy seasonal fruits in the fruit kingdom of Fukushima while being soothed by fresh greenery!

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March 18, 2020

After the cherry blossom season, the season of radiant greenery begins. In May, the temperature starts to rise in Fukushima prefecture, covering it in the fresh greenery of the surrounding trees and m…

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The 19th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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March 9, 2020

The Best Performance Prize Title: Beauty of Hot Spring Taken by H.K (Japan) Place: Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Pref. Date: May, 2019 Comment: The emerald green colored hot spring water is spectacularly bea…

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Experience Pristine Rivers, Ocean, and Mountains in Kochi—a Manga Kingdom

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March 12, 2020

Producing many great manga artists—including the late Takashi Yanase, the famous as the creator of Anpanman— Kochi Prefecture is a perfect place to go for drives, with many places to enjoy the grand n…

ANIME NOW 2020

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February 28, 2020

Violet Evergarden the Movie ©暁佳奈・京都アニメーション/ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン製作委員会 This popular series has been broadcast worldwide on Netflix, along with the TV anime series released in 2018. This movie is a continuat…

Fully enjoy Tokyo the way the locals do! Koiwa / Shin-Koiwa

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February 26, 2020

Tokyo presents various aspects, from clusters of high-rise buildings to shrines and to parks filled with trees. If you are interested in the lives of the local people living in Tokyo, take a train and…

Bessho Onsen: Onsen with more than 1,000 years of history

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February 19, 2020

Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line and Bessho Onsen Located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Bessho Onsen is an old hot spring town with more than 1,000 years of history. Because the original charm of the hot …

Let’s bring sakura sweets for cherry blossom viewing!

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February 21, 2020

In Kyoto, the best time to view cherry blossoms (sakura) is from late March to mid-April. Various kinds of tasty and cute sakura sweets will be available only for this period. Get some sakura sweets t…

Let’s experience Gunma!

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March 23, 2020

Only 1 hour from Tokyo by shinkansen. Have a special “experience” of Gunma in spring, which you cannot do in Tokyo. Experience the grand view of flowers! You will be mesmerized by the field of flowers…

Nishi-nippori Petit Trip

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February 7, 2020

Have you ever walked through the town of Nishi-nippori? Nishi-nippori Station is where many lines converge, including the JR Yamanote, Keihintohoku, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Nippori/Toneri lines. Altho…

att.JAPAN’s selection of 5 recommended Japanese alcoholic beverages. Check them out before hanami season!

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February 5, 2020

Written by Ayumi The representative feature of spring in Japan is hanami (cherry blossoms viewing). It is forecasted that the blooming will occur earlier than usual in 2020. I guess some people are lo…

Is it really a room with kotatsu on top of the highest building in Japan? Enjoy the wonderful landscape and a typical winter dish “oden” in Kansai!

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February 7, 2020

At the Garden of the Sky on the 58th floor in Harukas 300, an observatory in Abeno Harukas which is the tallest building in Japan, there is an event called “Kakomu de Kotatsu (sitting around kotatsu)….

Introducing the 5 selected great places to view plum blossoms in Kyoto

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February 4, 2020

Kyoto, which is popular during the seasons of cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, is also a great place to enjoy other various seasonal flowers and greenery. In particular, the blossoming seasons of p…

2019 Famous illumination in Japan

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December 24, 2019

The illumination in the clear air in December is exceptional. This time, we will introduce the illumination which you can see outside of Tokyo. The “Illumination Awards 2019” was announced on November…

The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition, an “analog-digital” dimension produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo

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December 20, 2019

Combine light, art, tradition and a festive mood to warm your cold winter days in Tokyo. The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo will run from December 6, 2019 to Februa…

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK, MOOMINVALLEY PARK’s First Winter!

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December 18, 2019

Moominvalley Park, which opened this March in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, is celebrating its first WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK. Scenes from the book, “Moominland Midwinter,” come alive …

DEATH NOTE

The interview with Fu Takahashi who plays “L” in the new production of “DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL”: “On the stage, I will have to be just as enthusiastic as our audience are!”

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December 16, 2019

Recently, musicals and plays which are based on manga, anime or video games have entered into the limelight in Japan’s show business world. We often call them “2.5-dimensional musicals.” More and more…

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Must to See Setouchi!

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January 31, 2020

The Setouchi area has many must-see places with various features, from beautiful views to places of cultural and historical significance. Setouchi is readily accessible from Osaka, and it is recommend…

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Take Tsukuba Express to Enjoy Winter!

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January 31, 2020

One of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, Mount Tsukuba, comprising the double peaks of Mount Nyotai (877 meters) and Mount Nantai (871 meters), is a perfect place for your day-trip hiking, since it i…

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Enjoy Local Sake and Delicious Dishes in Setouchi!

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January 31, 2020

Blessed with nice warm weather and abundant nature, Setouchi naturally has a wonderful variety of food ingredients, leading to the development of the food culture unique to the area. Part of the great…

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Enjoy the Cold Winter in Onsen North Kansai

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January 17, 2020

Located across the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture and the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, North Kansai has many onsen sites. The area is popular not only for onsen but also for fresh local crab …

The 18th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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December 9, 2019

The Best Performance Prize Title: Adorable Penguins Taken by NG PEK HON (Singapore) Place: Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido Date: February, 2009 Comment: The beauty of natural animal life in snowy Asahikawa …

The 19th Ink Cover Photo Contest Entry Start!

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December 9, 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…

“Frozen 2” special collaboration café serving dishes with themes from Elsa and Anna!

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November 28, 2019

Disney’s much anticipated “Frozen 2” premiered simultaneously on November 22 in the US and Japan. In celebration, limited-time pop-up cafés are offering a look into the enchanted world of Elsa and Ann…

Popular Illumination Events in Tokyo for 2019

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November 25, 2019

Now in November, illumination events with various themes have started here and there all over in Tokyo. Colorful LED lights and electric decorations add both lively and romantic feelings to a winter n…

Ever Evolving Shibuya

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November 21, 2019

Shibuya, Tokyo is the cutting-edge town in fashion, culture, and youth culture. With the large-scale development projects in process in front of Shibuya Station, new buildings are opening one after an…

【Editor’s Blog】A quick visit to the Frozen 2 OH MY CAFE

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November 18, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019, Madoka To celebrate the release of Disney’s new film “Frozen 2” and allow the public to explore its world and characters, special cafe have been created. We visited the one in Tokyo, ho…

Savor Local Food and Drink of Setouchi!

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November 27, 2019

The Setouchi region refers to the coastal area of the Seto Inland Sea and consists of that sea and coastal areas of several prefectures – Hyogo, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime. Okonom…

Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

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February 4, 2020

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun events all over Japan from the north to south during winter. Here are some of them. NISEKO HANAZONO Resort (Hokkaido) A snow …

The new face of Shibuya, SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE

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November 12, 2019

The East Wing, the first wing of the “Shibuya Scramble Square,” a new facility in the Shibuya redevelopment area, opened on Friday, November 1, 2019. ⒸShibuya Station District Joint Buildi…

Finding Beauty in the Setouchi Region: Five Local Treasures

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November 12, 2019

Thanks to its warm climate, scenery of islands, abundant seaside and mountainside nature, and activities like cycling along the Shimanami Kaido (Nishiseto Expressway), the Setouchi region has become v…