Given the large increase in inbound tourist numbers in Japan, local authorities and service operators are on the lookout for ways to improve communication with all these newcomers. Experiencing ...
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The Japanese are, it is often observed, crazy about bathing. This might take the form of a hot spring or public bathhouse, or even a mud bath. In what is being described as a possibly world-first ...
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Shiseido has teamed up with photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa to make a Tsubaki-themed public bathhouse. The Tsubaki-yu celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Tsubaki haircare brand ...
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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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Combining cute cats with traditional clogs, the Nyarageta are the perfect addition to any summer day spent out and about in the sunshine.
Regular readers don't need to be reminded of this: in Japan, a majority of hot springs (onsen), swimming pools (public and hotels), sports gyms, public beaches, and even some public baths (sento) ...
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The beautification of Kabukicho continues. Now it will literally get a "clean" with the opening of Thermae-yu on August 18th. The massive bathhouse will be the biggest in Tokyo and includes ...
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The Japanese are obsessed with bathing. From hot springs (onsen) to public baths (sento), and even home foot baths for feet saunas, the Japanese take the water, temperature, location and duration of ...
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It's no secret that we hate the policy that many Japanese hotels, hot springs, pools and beaches have regarding tattoos (irezumi or shisei). The out-dated custom bans inked visitors from either ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
Since the rise of the hipster, the handlebar has come back with a vengeance. If you thought you had seen the last of the lip hair being in fashion way back in 1989, unfortunately a generation of guys ...
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Forget the Lemon Detox, no-carbs-after-4pm and anything-that-can-be-eaten-through-a-straw detox plans and try an Enzyme Bath instead! Just 15 minutes in this bath full of naturally fermented sawdust ...
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There are some things that, no matter how long I say here, I still just can't get my head around. The preference for natto. Honey on pizza. The appeal of SMAP. Japanese people have some ...
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