Capsule hotels are one of the most iconic things about Japan but are an increasingly rare breed now since their old business model started to be undercut by all-night internet cafes. They are also ...
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Opening March 5th, BnA hotel Koenji is "a project that turns the entire creative city of Koenji into an art hotel." Bed & Art Project's new facility is self-proclaimed as the "wackiest new ...
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Yanagawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture has created Sagemon Girls, its new promotional video featuring over 1,000 performers. The formidable number of extras is the highest ever for such a marketing ...
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The cheap yen has helped inbound tourism in Japan sour and nearly 20 million visitors came to Japan last year. Most are Asian, especially Chinese, and while they do come here to sightsee and eat the ...
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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
Occupying ground somewhere between design and urban anthropology, Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo is a newly released guidebook about Japan's capital city and ever-inspiring whirlpool of images and ...
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Mitsubishi Regional Jet is Japan's first ever domestic passenger jet and the first aircraft debuted by a Japanese manufacturer in decades. Developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the new plane ...
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The gentrification of east Tokyo continues with the opening of Bunka Hostel Tokyo in December. As we have already seen with the likes of hostel and "bar lounge" Nui and dining hub Mirror, the old ...
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Every region in Japan needs to promote itself. Some push their meibutsu: regional merchandise and food. Others use yuru-kyara mascot characters, such as Kumamoto's Kumamon. Still others create art ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
To speed up service for customers from overseas, Shibuya 109 and 109 Men's have introduced a new duty-free POS system called RefundPro. While the hike in the sales tax from 5% to 8% affected ...
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Henn na Hotel (literally, "Strange Hotel") has opened in Sasebo, Nagasaki. The unashamedly quirky accommodation carries the slogan "A commitment for evolution", since apparently our hotels in the ...
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This article by Tiffany first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. It’s past midnight, and you just missed the last train. A hotel is out of the question, much too pricey, but you definitely want more ...
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The new Hotel Gracery opens in Kabukicho in the heart of Shinjuku on April 24th, part of the changing landscape of a district more known for sleaze than sightseeing. This being a Japanese hotel, ...
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Nintendo character computer keyboard wrist rest plush toy
This article by Selena Hoy first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Ready for some lovin’? Perhaps you live in a guesthouse, a tiny apartment with paper thin walls, or with too many ...
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There are many kinds of bibliophiles and bookworms in Japan. There are the hipsters who hang out at pristine artsy bookshops like T-Site in Daikanyama or Nadiff in Ebisu, et al. There are the manga ...
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Recently many people were excited by the artist-designed rooms at the Park Hotel Tokyo that let guests stay in spaces incorporating calligraphy and matsuri-inspired colorful murals. We'll have to ...
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