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Tokyo Beer Guide: Summer Session

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Posted on June 1, 2017 6:04 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo’s beer culture is growing and with Summer beginning it’s a great time to check out a few places. Our Tokyo beer guide covers four spots that provide beer-lovers with delicious choices and cool ambiance. Yanaka Beer Hall Located close to Nezu Shrine (根津神社, Nezu-jinja) and in a neighborhood known for old buildings, Yanaka Beer...

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Haneda Airport Restaurants: Top 5

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Posted on April 26, 2017 12:12 pm | Leave your thoughts



Haneda Airport restaurants are excellent and the airpot itself is much more convenient than Narita. Tokyo locals actually go to Haneda just to enjoy the food, even without travel plans, which is a testament to the restaurants’ quality. The international terminal is also well designed and kind of fun to hang out in. The international...

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Hiragana Flash Cards Game: Part 4

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Posted on May 10, 2016 6:41 pm | Leave your thoughts



Learn the 4th set of 15 hiragana characters by clicking the “show chart” button. Get the question right and the samurai is happy, but if you miss the question he commits harakiri. Gambatte kudasai!!! (Good Luck!!!) Show Chart Reset Hiragana FlashCards Game: Part 1 Hiragana FlashCards Game: Part 2 Hiragana FlashCards Game: Part 3 For...

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Tokyo In May: The Happenings

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Posted on April 30, 2016 2:29 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo in May is when the school kids and salarymen get to unwind, which starts with Golden Week. Golden Week is a much needed vacation for the hard working people of Tokyo and it essentially begins on April 29th, The Emperor’s Birthday. Constitution Memorial Day on May 3rd and Children’s Day on May 5th continue...

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Japan Loves Stripes: Hates Individuality

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Posted on April 17, 2016 4:06 pm | Leave your thoughts



If you live in Japan or have visited in recent years you might have noticed a ton of people in stripes. As a country that is known for mass trends and a tendency to avoid individuality, it’s not too surprising to see so many striped clothes. The trend has evolved into something more, a phenomenon....

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