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Shimokitazawa: 7 Spots You’ll Want to Check Out

Nasu Oyaji - Curry Restaurant (12pm) Shimokitazawa is known for curry. In fact, the town hosts an annual curry festival and there are approximately 150 curry restaurants in this area. Nasu Oyaji (ナス親父) is one of the oldest curry restaurants in Shimokitazawa and is known for serving some of the most appetizing curry dishes in the country. You can choose from chicken, pork, or vegetables. While…
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Guide to Hanami in Tokyo: The Best Parks, Times and Tips

What is Hanami? Lucky enough to be visiting Tokyo when the sakura (cherry blossom) is in bloom around the end of March and start of April? At this time of year, local parks across Tokyo transform into buzzing hubs as friends, families, couples and colleagues enjoy the traditional custom of hanami (sakura viewing). With its short life-span, cherry blossom has become a symbol of the transient beauty…
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Top 10 Meetup Groups in Japan

Whether you are a solo traveler or visiting with your friends, Meetup is one of the best apps you can use to join local communities and experience Japanese culture while traveling. Be it for exciting food trips or unique cultural adventures, there’s always a group for you. Here’s the list of the 10 best meetup groups to make the most of your time in Japan. 10 Best Meetup Groups in Japan: Our…
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