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Captain Tsubasa in Saitama: The Soccer Legend Becomes a Giant Stained Glass Artwork!

Saitama Suburbs Manga

There’s no anime fan who doesn’t know of Captain Tsubasa, Japan’s most famous soccer export! The character even made a prominent appearance during the Olympic Games of 2016, when he teased Tokyo’s 2020 games alongside other pop culture icons. Now, Captain Tsubasa and his team grace Urawa-Misono Station in Saitama Prefecture as beautiful stained glass art! (C) Yōichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Makeup and Skincare Must-Buys at Best 100 Yen Shop Daiso!

100 Yen Shops

Fueling your makeup addiction is pricy, but being beautiful doesn't have to hurt your wallet. With a plethora of items priced at just 100 yen, it's no surprise that Daiso’s selection of beauty products have earned it legions of budget conscious fans across Japan. Enter a Daiso anywhere in Japan, and you will be surprised at the dizzying selection of beauty and skin care items in stock. It can be difficult when there’s so many products to choose from! We set out to find the best that Daiso has to offer.

Blooming Ambassadors - The Heartwarming History Behind 'Sunlight' Sakura

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Sakura—the renowned cherry blossom—has always held a very prominent place within Japanese culture. As the symbol of beauty as well as mortality, the philosophy of the pale blossoms could, and does, fill volumes upon volumes of books. And these books could be filled with the stories behind the sakura themselves. There is a man who has his very own thoughts about the phenomenon of the annual cherry blossom. Following his father’s footsteps, Terumi Takaoka cultivates his own variety of the tree—and sends seedlings all over the world, as symbols of peace and friendship between nations. This particular cherry blossom variety is called Yoko, which means “sunlight.” This is the story behind this legendary beauty.

The Complete Guide to Haneda Airport Arrival Lobby

Haneda Other Sightseeing

Haneda Airport is relatively compact and easy to navigate. With access to central Tokyo in under one hour, it’s not hard to see why the number of travelers arriving to Haneda is steadily increasing.

The Complete Guide to Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku

Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s – and Japan’s – busiest areas, acting as an office town, a shopping district, a center for urban culture and lifestyle, and thus a prime tourist destination. In the center of all of this is Shinjuku Station, a massive hub that connects five railroads and people from all over the country. Giant shopping malls border the enormous station, as well as Kabukicho, Tokyo’s most famous red-light district. Towering home electronics stores sell state-of-the-art electronics to locals and tourists alike - and everything is connected by a vast underground network of exits, arcades, and tunnels, all belonging to Shinjuku Station. The hub deserves its reputation as a labyrinth of over 200 exits that, at times, can be seemingly impossible to navigate. Let's start to unravel this large spiderweb that is Shinjuku Station's structure and directions first.

[MOVIE]Become a True Gundam Pilot - Step into the P.O.D. at a Japanese Arcade!

Arcades

Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

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