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Kimono and Sado (Matcha) Experience in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 着物と茶道(抹茶)体験

At this cafe, you can wear a high-quality kimono and enjoy drinking matcha in a traditional tea ceremony (Sado 茶道).
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What has surprised you about Japan so far?

I often ask foreign tourists what has surprised them about Japan during their travels here.
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Singing Karaoke Alone in Spaceship Capsule

Are you traveling Japan?Do you want to go to karaoke?Two recommended karaoke establishments are below.
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What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about TOKYO BANANA, Cute Magnet or Japanese Lantern?

Are you looking for souvenirs in Japan?
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What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about Socks, Kimono, Replica Food?

I often heard that many tourists from foreign countries bought Japanese colorful socks, low priced kimono and replica food.
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Japanese Dog SHIBAINU (SHIBAKEN) 柴犬 and Mameshiba 豆柴

Shibainu 柴犬 is traditional Japanese dog. (It is also called Shibaken)
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Mysterious and Holy Site AOYAMA CEMETERY in Tokyo 青山墓地 青山霊園

AOYAMA CEMETERY (Aoyama-bochi 青山墓地 or Aoyama-reien 青山霊園) is one of the biggest cemeteries in Tokyo, where a considerably large number of gravestones are built on the extensive grounds.
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HAPPY ASSHOLE! - A Toilet Showroom of TOTO in Tokyo is Interesting - WASHLET Means Electrical Shower Toilet Seat (Bidet)

A Japanese toilet company TOTO has a showroom in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo. Many recent model toilets are displayed there. This place is like a toilet museum. It is called TOTO Tokyo Center Showroom (TOTO東京センターショールーム).
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Traditional Dyeing Experience at a Dyeing Studio Futaba-en 二葉苑 in Tokyo

One recommended dyeing studio Futaba-en 二葉苑 is in Tokyo. They sell many kinds of traditional dyeing supplies, and you can get a few hours of hands-on experience there.
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HANKO Seal Vending Machine はんこ自動販売機

HANKO is a personal name stamp. In Japan, HANKO is used instead of signature on Japanese official documents. HANKO is also called INKAN. Why don't you make your own HANKO for souvenir?
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Collect Seals GOSHUIN 御朱印 of Shrines and Temples in Japan

When you keep visiting shrines and temples in Japan many times to collect their seals in an accordion book as shown the above will become into your treasure which is mysterious and artistic book like ancient manuscripts.
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Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath. It has old retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere there. This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.
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Sushi Making Experience at UOGASHI-SUSHI in Tokyo 東京 魚がし寿司 寿司握り体験

Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo sometimes organizes sushi making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You will walk to a nostalgic Japanese style sushi bar near the hostel. You must enjoy making sushi and the bar's atmosphere.
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Watching a Sumo Practice at TAMANOI-BEYA in Tokyo 東京 玉ノ井部屋 相撲 稽古見学

SUMO 相撲 When you attend this tour, you can get to see the sumo wrestlers on the sumo field very close from the seats.
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Trial Lesson in Tokyo - Japanese Green Tea 緑茶

One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea. A high quality green tea is recommended. When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.
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A Self-service Food Stand that Works on the Honor System in Japan 良心市、無人販売所

This is a sales place for vegetables, fruits, flowers and so on. It is usually just a shelf and a roof, without any doors or windows.
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A Type of Bar in Japan Called a GIRL'S BAR

I'd like to introduce you to a type of bar that can be found in Japan called a GIRL'S BAR, which is a kind of Japanglish.
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Traditional Japanese KOTATSU table こたつ in winter

Many Japanese people use this traditional table which is called KOTATSU こたつ in winter. The table is covered by a thick blanket like in the picture above.