Wa-Oh! JAPAN

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Japan is a country where unique culture and ideas are born. Many people from outside of Japan are often bewildered and mystified by things that Japanese do on an everyday basis.Also, even if it's called a Japanese thing, often it varies based on region or area thanks to geography or history. Especially cuisine - even if dishes share names, depending on the region, the main ingredients or seasonings may differ. There are also many dishes that can only be found in certain regions.
This information is about all of Japan, including sightseeing locations, cuisine, accommodations, and information you should know beforehand like riding trains, how to bathe in a hot spring, manners, customs, useful information, trivia, and more.
For people that don't have any current plans to travel to Japan, if you read this, you'll want to visit!

Topics

Nationwide×Sightseeing

  1. 1. The path inside the temple is interesting! Aizu Sazaedo (Fukushima)

    6 Unique Temples and Shrines in Japan

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    2017.03.16

  2. Enjoy a Panorama of the World Heritage Site, Mt., Fuji, from the Giant Ferris Wheel, Fuji Sky View

    Enjoy a Panorama of the World Heritage Site, Mt., Fuji, from the Giant Ferris Wheel, Fuji Sky View

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    2017.03.16

  3. Where Are the Popular Spots? A Ranking of Social Media Posts by Foreign Visitors to Japan

    Where Are the Popular Spots? A Ranking of Social Media Posts by Foreign Visitors to Japan

    2017.03.09

Nationwide×Food

  1. 1. Yoshinoya

    Cheap and Tasty! Seven Select Beef Bowl Chains in Japan

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    2017.03.16

  2. 1. Gyushige

    Eat all you want! 5 Cheap and Delicious Yakiniku Chain Restaurants

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    2017.03.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Nabezo

    5 Nabe Chains With Delicious, Cheap All-You-Can-Eat Courses

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    2017.03.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Nationwide×Shopping

  1. 1. JINS

    Top 7 Chain Stores in Japan for Cheap and Fashionable Eyeglasses

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Chocolat Bel Amer

    Seven Select Chocolate Brands Available Only in Japan

    2017.02.02

  3. 5 Convenient Winter Goods to Buy in Japan

    5 Convenient Winter Goods to Buy in Japan

    2016.12.27

Nationwide×Hotels

  1. 1. Jigokudani Onsen Kourakuen (Jigokudani Onsen, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano)

    Enjoy the Snowscape! Seven Select Onsen Accommodations Around Japan with Open-air Baths

    2017.01.26

  2. 1. SORA Togetsusou Kinryu

    5 Selected Accommodations in Japan with Great Autumn Foliage

    2016.10.06

  3. 1. HOSHINOYA Karuizawa

    5 Selected Hoshino Resort Hotels and Ryokan of Hoshino Resorts Loved by Foreign Tourists in Japan

    2016.08.10

Nationwide×Tips & Manners

  1. Things to Know Before Getting Into an Onsen! Types of Hot Springs and Their Effects

    Things to Know Before Getting Into an Onsen! Types of Hot Springs and Their Effects

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    2017.03.16

  2. There are so many ways! How to Enjoy Baths in Japan

    There are so many ways! How to Enjoy Baths in Japan

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    2017.03.16

  3. Knowing this will give you peace of mind even if it's your first time! Etiquette Regarding Japanese Public Bathhouses

    Knowing this will give you peace of mind even if it's your first time! Etiquette Regarding Japanese Public Bathhouses

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    2017.03.16

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Useful info on sights, food, and customs!