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Tokyo Tower vs. Tokyo Skytree: Best Photo Spots for Your Instagram Shots!

Roppongi Landmarks

Tokyo Tower has been a beloved symbol of the city for 60 years and counting. In 2012, the newly constructed Tokyo Skytree joined the older tower as a colorful landmark, instantly recognizable and iconic. Pretty much everyone who visits Tokyo will end up going to at least one of the two towers. To make your visit memorable and something really special, we’re going to show you the very best photo spots at both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree. Go snap that perfect shot!

Under US$2! Skewered Chicken (Yakitori) Taste Test at Japan's Convenience Stores!

Convenience Stores

For those of you who don’t know, yakitori is a traditional Japanese snack in which charcoal grilled chicken is placed on a skewer. It is a popular food item in Japan, sold by yakitori shops and izakayas (Japanese bar and grill) as it’s said to go especially well with alcohol. With varied parts of the chicken used such as momo (thigh meat), kawa (skin), and harami (meat from the diaphragm), and a choice between shio (salt) or tare (a type of soy sauce) for flavoring, there are a multitude of types to choose from. In this article, we are going to introduce the types of yakitori you can buy at the heated food section next to the register at convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, Family Mart, and Lawson, all for around US$1.50! These are perfect for a quick breakfast, a snack between meals or even to supplement your dinner at the end of the day.

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


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!

18 Things to Know About Summer in Japan – From Weather to Events!

Tokyo Station Summer

While Japan and Tokyo are both in a temperate climate zone, but did you know that the summer heat can get quite intense? If you are planning on traveling to Japan during July, August, or September, there are 18 things about “Summer in Japan” that you need to know. Here, get tips on how to cope with the heat, what to do see and do during summer, and fun facts and tips about Tokyo in summer!

Japanese English: 6 Real Reasons Why Japanese People Can’t Speak English


Even in this global age, we Japanese people tend to not be able to speak English, despite having been in contact with the language for about 12 entire years. Naturally, just like every other subject, it also depends on personal strengths and weaknesses. For some, it’s a breeze while others struggle. However, even those who excelled in English class tend to not be very good at the language when confronted with the reality of speaking. Why is that - what is the deal with Japanese English?

Where to Stay in Tokyo? A Guide to All Areas and Their Accommodations

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Hotels

Tokyo is a massive city, with innumerable shopping, sightseeing, and gourmet hot spots to explore. Touring every nook and cranny of the metropolis is impossible, especially if you only stay for a limited amount of time. Choosing your accommodation – your sightseeing headquarters, so to say – is key. Because deciding where to stay is so vital to your trip, we’ll break down Tokyo’s main areas and their accommodations, as well as look at the areas’ major sights and general atmospheres. With that, you’re sure to find just the right place for you!

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