Tokyo Intro – 55 Cool Sights and Experiences for Visitors – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Intro – 55 Cool Sights and Experiences for Visitors ‘Tokyo is cool.’  This is how I would describe Japan overall, and Tokyo in particular.  This is where the Japanese have intermingled the past, present, and future to create a unique living culture.  Cool is about an experience that encompasses great food, creative pop culture, modern life side by side with lively traditions, futuristic urban environments, fantastic shopping, well-run train systems, and amazing conveniences.  Japan is a country that punches…

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7 Ethical Animal Experiences Around Japan – Tokyo Travel Article

7 Ethical Animal Experiences Around Japan As the popularity of animal cafes keep soaring around Japan, it’s important to stay mindful of how the animals are treated. Are they tied up all day? Do they live in too-small containers? What happens to them after they outgrow their kawaii size? Ditch the unnatural environment and try these ethical animal encounters in Japan instead. Experience a natural connection with animals without hurting them—and maybe even, help them. In recent years, people around…

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Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip – Tokyo Travel Article

Which Japan Rail Pass to Choose for Your Trip Japan Rail Passes (JR Passes) are available to anyone visiting Japan on a short-term tourist visa. They provide a fantastic discount on bullet train (Shinkansen) and regular train travel, but if you don’t have experience with Japan’s rail transport system, it’s difficult to know a) if you need one, and b) which JR Pass works with which Shinkansen. To add to the confusion, the various regional companies that constitute JR (JR…

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COVID-19 in Japan: Daily Updates – Tokyo Travel Article

COVID-19 in Japan: Daily Updates As of June 6, 2020, the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has infected 6,851,717 people and caused 398,260 deaths in 213 countries and regions. While statistics show that approximately 80% of infected patients have mild or no symptoms, the nature of the virus is still largely unknown, which is why it is crucial to stay informed and strive to prevent yourself from contracting the virus and/or unconsciously spreading it to other people. On this page, Tokyo…

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Konbini Are Very Convenient – Tokyo Intro: Experience #22 of 55 – Tokyo Travel Article

Konbini Are Very Convenient – Tokyo Intro: Experience #22 of 55 Konbini is the Japanese name for convenience store, adopted from the word convenience.  They are convenient by being ubiquitous in the big cities near train stations.  There could be one on every block or corner depending where you are as there are over fifty thousand stores in Japan.  Konbini are marvels that stock a wide range of quality merchandise, food, snacks, and drink in a small space.  An average…

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Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Ibaraki Sights – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Ibaraki Sights After the three surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, the next closest one to Tokyo is Ibaraki and at just 45 minutes away by train from Tokyo, it’s main city Tsukuba is actually much closer than many people think. This list contains both famous and some alternative “sights” you may not have heard of. The prefecture possesses a few of Japan’s biggest things. Here, in no particular order, are the TF Top 10……Ibaraki…

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3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes – Tokyo Travel Article

3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes So you thought your rice cooker could only cook rice? Come with us to discover how this wonderful tool can take care of a whole meal for you. Rice cookers are a staple of Japanese kitchens. After using them in China, and now in Japan, I’ve discovered how versatile they can be. Many people believe that you can only make rice in a rice cooker, but just because the name tells you so doesn’t mean…

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