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Visit the Hokkaido University Campus—a must on any tour of Sapporo!

Sapporo / Chitose Other Architecture

North of Sapporo city center Hokkaido University, also called by its abbreviated name of Hokudai, is a national university consisting of 12 faculties and 21 graduate schools. The Sapporo campus sits proudly on a large expanse of land noted for its lush greenery and is one of Sapporo’s main sightseeing spots. Following is a model itinerary we recommend for taking in the sights you absolutely must see that includes a museum and buildings built during the Meiji era.

Sofmap Akiba: The Top 10 Most Popular Anime Goods & Games at Sofmap’s Amusement Store

Akihabara Other Shopping

Japanese manga and anime are popular and loved all around the world and have long become an inherent part of global pop culture. The “holy land” of anime and manga is Tokyo’s Akihabara, a colorful district known for its rich subculture scenes. Located there is Sofmap Akiba, a large shop that specializes in figurines, games, and all sorts of other fun pop culture merchandise! Let’s check out the 10 must-have items!

[MOVIE] Wear an Authentic Kimono in Tokyo’s Most Traditional Neighborhood!

Asakusa Culture Experience

The kimono is one of the most beautiful and fascinating traditional garments in not only Japan, but the world. You may have admired them, but have you ever considered wearing one? I recently had the chance to try on an authentic Japanese kimono, with the help kimono rental shop Birei!

Your Japan Adventure Continues At The Airport: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Dining at Haneda Airport!

Haneda Other Restaurants

Not ready to say “Sayonara” to Japan? The shops, restaurants and facilities at Haneda Airport International Departure and Arrival Lobby are a great way to experience Japanese culture and cuisine one final time before heading home. This guide will introduce you to the best restaurants at Edo Market on the 4th Floor as well as to the best spots for last-minute gift and souvenir shopping.

Layover in Tokyo? Useful services at Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND)!

Haneda Airport

Anyone who flew regularly into Japan prior to 2010 would have got used to arriving at Narita Airport, but after 2010 there was a new kid in town for international flights in the form of Haneda Airport’s new international terminal. In fact this airport has been around since the 1930s and used to be the Tokyo’s international airport until 1978 when Narita Airport opened and took over international flights. Today Haneda Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the world, and along with Narita Airport, Tokyo’s airport system is globally the 3rd busiest. Terminals 1 and 2 handle mainly domestic flights, so today we will have a look at the international terminal and introduce what you need to know if you have a layover at this airport. One of the benefits in particular for long layovers at Haneda is that it is closer to Tokyo; you can be in central Tokyo in less than 20 minutes and Tokyo Station within 30 minutes. So, if you have more than a few hours to spare then you have no excuses! You must visit Tokyo! If you have a short layover then you can experience Japanese culture as well as take advantage of the opportunity to delight in the highest achievements in Japanese cuisine. For a layover at this airport, visa rules will differ according to your nationality so please do check with your local Japanese embassy. For a short layover within the airport a visa is not needed, for a longer layover such as an overnight stay which will see you leaving the terminal you will need a tourist visa or a transit visa. Whichever the case may be you can certainly make the most out of your brief stay in Japan!

Misleading Japanese Words of English Origin

Japanese is a language teeming with loan words—many from English. However, a lot of the English sounding words in Japanese are actually made up by Japanese people. This can lead to a bit of confusion if it’s your first time hearing them! In this article, we’d like to introduce to you some of the most commonly seen words that can easily be misinterpreted.

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