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5 Magnificent Hydrangea Gardens Near Tokyo: When to Go and What to Do!

Kamakura Landscapes

During the rainy season of late May to July, the wet gardens of Japan come alive with the color of hydrangeas! From the temples of Kamakura to month-long flower festivals, there are loads of hydrangea gardens you can see on a day trip from Tokyo. Here we’ll share 5 famous spots in Kanto brimming with thousands, if not tens of thousands of beautiful hydrangeas. With plenty of walks encompassed by these vivid balls of color, you can relish the beauty of Japan’s endless summer rain as it provokes a melancholic yet nostalgic sense of contentment. *Main image: PIXTA

5 Exclusive Miyagi Snacks: Now Available at Sendai Convenience Stores!

Sendai And Matsushima Convenience Stores

Japanese convenience stores are an invaluable resource for travelers, selling products ranging from lunch boxes and sweets to toothbrushes and even underwear. Conveniently located near train stations and hotels, the stores are also open 24 hours, adding to their attractiveness. With many affordable products, some people do their souvenir shopping at the “conbini.” Here are a few regional products perfect for commemorating a trip to Miyagi Prefecture. These five top recommendations can easily be found at the JR Sendai Station NewDays convenience store and in local branches of the national Lawson chain.

[MOVIE] Achieve Your Cosplay Dreams at Cosplay Studio Crown!

Akihabara Culture Experience

Anyone from pros, to amateurs, to people who've never cosplayed before can jump into Studio Crown in Akihabara to experience a professional level of cosplay that's both easy and affordable! Recently LIVE JAPAN took the opportunity to check them out!

Osaka Portable WiFi: 3 Wi-Fi Rental Shops Near Osaka Station and Usage Guide

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Wi-Fi Rental Shops

Getting a portable WiFi router in Osaka makes life so much easier. Here we'll introduce shops where you can rent Wi-Fi routers right near Osaka Station, the starting point to any Osaka sightseeing trip.

Best Things to See and Do in Hakodate, Hokkaido's Picturesque Town!

Hakodate Downtown

Hakodate is the most representative city of the Donan Region. Since opening in 1859, it has developed as Japan's first international trade port. Because it was directly influenced by European culture, it is speckled with buildings that retain the image of those old-fashioned roots. It is also famous for its stunning night view from the top of Mount Hakodate and the delicious gourmet seafood of the Tsugaru Strait. Here we'll take a look at the best things to do in Hakodate!

Visiting Kobe in Autumn: Ultimate Guide to Kobe Weather in Fall and Clothes You Need!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Autumn

Kobe in autumn is amazing. By September the hot days of summer have passed, autumn is in the air and by November the onset of winter can be felt. The clothes you wear in Kobe at the beginning of autumn differ greatly from those worn at the end of autumn. So we asked a local writer to give us advice about what sort of clothes are best suited for the weather in the months of September, October, and November. Autumn is the best time for visiting Kobe as compared to the other seasons the weather is most comfortable. Familiarizing yourself with these things before you depart will definitely make for an enjoyable trip to Kobe in the fall. (Main image: Blanscape / Shutterstock.com)

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