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Pretty petals! The Japanese frozen treat that looks like a rose bud

Rosebud IceCream You might not think anything could make ice cream even more delicious, but have you traveled to Nagasaki? In this Japanese metropolis you’ll find chirin-chirin, an ice cream that has been ‘sold at tourist spots around Nagasaki City for over 50 years’. Apparently this delicious dessert is dished up by ‘little old ladies’ and costs […]

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Six railway operators launch English map for tourists

East Japan Railway Co. and Tokyo Metro Co. are among six railway operators that have created an English railway map to help tourists reach major sightseein

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Hiroshima City (広島市)

Well-known throughout #Japan as being home to some of the country’s warmest – and most passionate – people, #Hiroshima gets kind of a bum rap in the outside world. Of course, being the first city in the history of mankind to be destroyed by an atomic bomb is quite a grim legacy. But Hiroshima is so much more than that. Quietly and consistently voted as one of the most livable cities in the country, Hiroshima is still an under-appreciated destination spot on a first-timer’s Japan bucket list!

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Popular on 500px : Sunset at Tumon Beach by AOUEI

Old bookshop Between newer, nondescript buildings, on a busy street in Tokyo, there's this old bookshop, selling second hand books and manga. Like a remainder of an almost lost era...

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