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Embracing Sustainable Travel Fashion with Anywear, Anywhere!

May 10, 2024
BY Mythi Tran

Packing for travel can be an extremely daunting task, constantly bogged down with the worry of “What to wear?”, “What to bring?”, “How’s the weather going to be?”, and “How am I going to  fit it all into such a limited amount of space?” The hassle […]

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The Art of Matcha: Understanding and Appreciating Japan’s Famous Green Tea

May 10, 2024
BY Hannah Fulton

Japan’s famous green tea, matcha, has captured the hearts and palates of tea enthusiasts around the world. More than just a beverage, this drink is a cultural symbol that embodies the essence of Japanese traditions. From its vibrant green color to its unique preparation methods, it […]

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Exploring Tuna in Japan: The Magical Delights of Maguro

May 4, 2024
BY Mason Leung

Japan’s culinary landscape is well-known for its variety of choices when it comes to seafood, as the island country provides a geological advantage for access to the freshest fish and other creatures in the ocean. Within their waters lies the heart of Japan’s sushi and sashimi […]

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Things to do in Kyoto in May 2024

April 30, 2024
BY Diego Lopes

Planning your visit to Japan’s old capital around May this year? Lucky you! This month is one of the best times to be in Kyoto! Once the wintry winds have completely vanished, cozier weather – but still a long way off from the summer heat – […]

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Things to do in Osaka in May 2024

April 28, 2024
BY John Paul Pitt

Festival season is year-round in Japan, especially in the bustling Osaka city. Osaka is the largest city in the Kansai region and has been a focal point for Japan’s economy and culture for centuries. Osaka has it all, friendly and outgoing people, local peculiarities and festivities, […]

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THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO IN MAY 2024

April 26, 2024
BY Amit Manjaramkar

The end of April and the start of May is part of Golden Week in Japan. Many Japanese citizens and residents use this time to travel, and as a result, many spots are likely to be crowded, and many local businesses may be closed. However, the […]

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Taste of Hibiya: A Pocket of Japanese Culture and History

April 24, 2024
BY Clarence Rowan

While not an “official” Tokyo neighborhood, the Hibiya area is known as a business and theater district and is considered as one of the most important neighborhoods of Japan’s capital city. Part of the Chiyoda Ward, the heart of Tokyo, Hibiya refers to a small area […]

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Savoring the Suds: Craft Beer in Niigata Prefecture

April 22, 2024
BY Paul Pass

Explore microbreweries in central Japan’s snow country When discussing beer in Japan, large companies like Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo may come to mind. However, Japan also has a burgeoning and successful craft beer industry, focused on sourcing local ingredients and limited production. Craft beer is relatively […]

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Taste of Shinjuku: In Between Shining Lights and Bustling Sounds

April 19, 2024
BY Jose Jacobo Lozano

The first sensation you may feel as soon as you get to Shinjuku station may simply be being overwhelmed. Commonly recognized as the busiest train station in the world, it is easy to get lost in between the insane amount of people passing through it, all […]

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The World of Mochi: Can you Name them All?

April 17, 2024
BY Sarah Roach

It’s chewy, soft, slightly sticky, and sometimes has sweet fillings. It also pairs deliciously with green tea (matcha included) and is considered one of Japan’s oldest, traditional desserts. Have you guessed it yet? You’re CORRECT! It’s Mochi (もち)! Considered a sub-group of Wagashi in Japan (confections), […]