Brace yourself, the annual tsuyu (rainy season) is on its way! Just when you were beginning to appreciate the sunny, warmer weather and treating yourself to lots of kakigori... From around ...
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°C (pronounced "Doe-shi" and meaning "degrees Celsius") is a new transit service that combines a luxury Finnish-style sauna and designer accommodation. The first branch opens in Ebisu, central ...
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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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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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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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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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Dust/pollen allergies and infection protection
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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