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Delicious + Kawaii = Sublime! Japan’s Animal-Themed Desserts

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April 16, 2021

We all know the feeling of happiness after devouring a delectable dessert. But when that sweet treat is kawaii – cute – on top of being delicious, that’s enough to make our hearts dance. T…

ANIME PLACES 2021

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March 29, 2021

In Japan, a tour to visit places that appear in anime, so-called “Anime Tourism,” is now gaining a lot of popularity. It is also called “pilgrimage to sacred places.” This article will introduce the l…

ANIME NOW 2021

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March 29, 2021

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” is a very popular comic series supported by rabid fans all over the world, with more than 100 comic book volumes and over 100 million copies sold. A…

Michelin Green Guide’s 10 Top Picks of Tourist Spots in Toyama Prefecture

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March 31, 2021

The Michelin Green Guide features interesting tourist destinations and facilities where you can experience rich nature and various cultures. The Michelin Green Guide Japan (revised 6th edition; French…

[ANIME FEATURE 2021] “Tokusatsu” is hot!

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March 31, 2021

In 2021 Japan’s unique brand of special effects blockbusters called “tokusatsu” are all the rage. Scheduled to be released in early summer, the production team behind the 2016 hit Shin Godzilla will r…

Walking Through Takarazuka: A World of Fine Art and Anime

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March 11, 2021

Located in southeastern Hyogo Prefecture, home to the Takarazuka Grand Theater, The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, and Hana no Michi (Flower Road) among other attractions, Takarazuka is a city filled with…

Travelling by Local Railway in Tohoku

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March 31, 2021

In Japan, railway lines with a small passenger capacity are called “local railways.” There are many popular railways serving as sightseeing trains running through scenic areas all over Japan. Here are…

Let’s Go Around Lake Biwa by Bicycle!

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March 26, 2021

Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture is the biggest lake in Japan. A cycling route around the lake, called “BIWAICHI,” has been selected as one of the National Cycle Routes designated by the government, alon…

Exploring the fascination of “Osaka Ukiyo-e Museum” where you can casually enjoy the world of ukiyo-e

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March 9, 2021

Ukiyo-e, one of the Japanese painting styles that attracted worldwide-famous painter Gogh so much that he reportedly incorporated the technique into his work, depicts various kinds of things, includin…

Asamushi Onsen: Great onsen surrounded by the ocean and mountains

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March 12, 2021

Located at the base of the Natsudomari Peninsula facing Mutsu Bay in Aomori Prefecture at the northern edge of the main island of Honshu, Asamushi Onsen has been one of the renowned onsen in the Tohok…

Only 1 hour from Tokyo! Cycling in Ibaraki: “Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road”

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January 15, 2021

Access from Tokyo JR Ueno Sta. -> 45 min. by limited express/about 75 min. by local train -> JR Tsukuba Sta. TX Akihabara Sta. -> 45 min. -> TX Tsukuba Sta. Selected as one of the greatest cycling rou…

Tokyo Walk: Recommended spots and delicious dishes in Kichijoji

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January 4, 2021

Located in Musashino City, the western part of Tokyo, Kichijoji can be accessed by train from Shinjuku in about 15 minutes. With a big park, department stores, shopping streets, and yokocho districts …

Nyutou Onsen: Hot spring connoisseurs’ favorite hidden gem surrounded by mountains

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December 12, 2020

Located at the foot of Mount Nyuto in Akita Prefecture, the Tohoku Region, Nyuto Onsen Village is a nature-rich resort which is home to seven hot spring inns. Stretching across the neighboring area, T…

Attention! New high-profile spots throughout Japan 2020, Autumn & Winter Version

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December 15, 2020

We introduce information about the opening of new facilities and high-profile top-pick topics in Japan! Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture): GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Opening on December 19, 2020 A “moving G…

Welcome to the first edition of att.NAGANO, featuring Nagano Prefecture!

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November 11, 2020

att.JAPAN, a magazine offering various tourism information across Japan, has launched a special issue att.NAGANO 2020-2021, featuring Nagano Prefecture. Click here to download our digital book. https:…

Have Fun Throughout Hiroshima! Let’s Make a Travelling Plan!

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November 12, 2020

Located on the western side of the mainland, Hiroshima Prefecture shares borders with Okayama, Tottori, Shimane, and Yamaguchi prefectures, with the south side facing the Seto Inland Sea. Famous for I…

October escape—celebrate the arrival of autumn at Wakayama Castle

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November 9, 2020

Wakayama Prefecture’s historic flagship attraction, Wakayama Castle, was a residential castle of the Kishu Tokugawa family, one of the three branch families of the Tokugawa, based in the Kishu Domain …

The 20th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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November 9, 2020

The Best Performance Prize Title: Waterfall of Spring Taken by Yumiko Masaoka (Japan) Place: Miharu no Takizakura in Fukushima Pref. Date: April 15, 2019 Comment: I was so impressed with the splendid …

New trending places to visit in Sumida, Tokyo, in 2020

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November 12, 2020

Known as home to TOKYO SKYTREE℠, Sumida now features some new must-see attractions that opened in 2020. The list of these trending spots includes Sumida River Walk and TOKYO mizumachi, which were newl…

Savor new style Japanese! Sweets & cafes in Kyoto

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November 25, 2020

What comes into your mind as typical sweets in Kyoto? Many people may say wagashi with matcha, azuki red beans, or so on. However, there are now many Japanese sweets in Kyoto, which can be enjoyed in …

Idyllic Rural Views at Koiwai Farm in Spring

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August 21, 2020

Writer: Ayumi Koiwai Farm has extensive grounds and is located near the bottom of Mount Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, in the Tohoku area. With opportunities to come in contact with animals and nature, en…

Enjoyable spring activities! Recommended Sakura-viewing Spots

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September 16, 2020

Where can you enjoy viewing sakura cherry blossoms on your next trip? We will introduce some sakura-viewing spots recommended by the att.JAPAN editors! Hokkaido: A big weeping cherry tree at the Hoki-…

Feel a Nice Breeze While Cycling in West Japan

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May 26, 2020

Shimanami Kaido Umashima Island Cycling is one of the most popular leisure activities in the world! There are many cycling routes that cater for all levels, from serious cyclists to beginners. Among t…

Making “So,” an Ancient Japanese Food, Is a Perfect Way to Enjoy Your Time Staying Home

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May 8, 2020

Have you heard of a food called “so” (蘇), which has been much talked about on SNS this spring in Japan? This delicious “so” can be made easily at home. It is a perfect way to enjoy your time staying h…

Iizaka Onsen: Revitalize Yourself with Hot Spring Water and Fruit

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May 8, 2020

Iizaka Onsen is located in Fukushima City, an inland area of Fukushima Prefecture. Recognized as one of the three best hot springs in Oshu (the Tohoku area’s old name) and described in “Oku no Hosomic…

A Culinary Stroll Around Ise Jingu Shrine! Five Selected Local Foods

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April 14, 2020

Since its foundation about 2,000 years ago, Ise Jingu Shrine has been worshipped as the honso, the most sacred of all shrines in Japan. It is also affectionately called “Oise-san.” Ise Jingu Shrine, s…

“The Galapagos in the East” – Ogasawara Islands

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April 8, 2020

Did you know that there are “mysterious islands” in Tokyo, about 1,000 kilometers to the south of central Tokyo? The Ogasawara Islands consist of about 30 islands, including Chichijima and Hahajima Is…

The 20h Ink Cover Photo Contest Entry Start!

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May 22, 2020

In consideration with the current situation caused by COVID-19, we have decided to change the publishing date of “att.JAPAN issue 92” from July 10, 2020 to November 10, 2020. At the same time, the res…

Announcement about COVID-19 infection prevention measures

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April 2, 2020

Currently, as countermeasures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, business hours have been changed at various places, including sightseeing facilities, and many events have been postponed or cancel…

30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.4 Experiences

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March 30, 2020

Funabashi City, in Chiba Prefecture, is located between Tokyo and Narita Airport. The area around Funabashi Station, and the area facing Tokyo Bay are home to all kinds of shops, restaurants and amuse…