The Mysterious Yanaka Cat Town in Nippori, Japan with Cat Tail Donuts

The Mysterious Yanaka Cat Town in Nippori, Japan with Cat Tail Donuts

We were looking for places in Tokyo that was more low-key and not bombarded by tourists and stumbled upon a city called Yanaka, also known as Yanaka Cat Town, which is located in Nippori. It was a breathe of fresh air stopping by here after being surrounded by an immense crowd at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.

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8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Asakusa Sensoji Temple During Cherry Blossom Season

8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Asakusa Sensoji Temple During Cherry Blossom Season

We feel lucky that we grew up in Narita as it is home to a gorgeous Shinshoji Temple, so we rarely ventured out to other temples in Japan. This year, Crystal wanted to visit the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, which is about an hour and a half away from our hometown.

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Enjoy Green Tea and Desserts At This Beautiful Hidden Japanese Garden in Japan

Enjoy Green Tea and Desserts At This Beautiful Hidden Japanese Garden in Japan

Miyoshiya is quiet hidden gem and it can easily be missed as it’s nestled in a small alleyway along Omotesando (表参道), a road that approaches a temple. The alleyway opens up to an intricate Japanese garden which instantly takes you back in time as it’s a stark contrast to the bustling streets.

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Experience A Fascinating Digital Art Museum with teamLab Borderless in Odaiba, Japan

Experience A Fascinating Digital Art Museum with teamLab Borderless in Odaiba, Japan

When we think of museums, we picture large white spaces with artwork hanging on the walls or sculptures in the middle of an open space. You stare at the piece, perhaps read the description, and then move on to the next piece of artwork. At teamLab Borderless, it is a completely different experience. It’s a group of digital artworks that creates a borderless world where you find yourself roaming around exploring for hours in awe.

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Our Cherry Blossom Experience At The Famous Meguro River in Tokyo

Our Cherry Blossom Experience At The Famous Meguro River in Tokyo

We usually visit our family in Japan during the holidays but this year we made it a point to visit during the cherry blossom season so that we could see these special trees blooming in Tokyo at Meguro River. We haven’t seen the cherry blossoms in a very long time and to be honest, I don’t think we really appreciated it as much as we should have while we were living in Japan. We weren’t going to take it for granted this time!

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Dine With Locals in Japan at a Beautiful Countryside Cafe: Eagle 137

Dine With Locals in Japan at a Beautiful Countryside Cafe: Eagle 137

This year when I returned home to Japan, I was looking forward to visiting my best friend’s cafe Eagle 137. It’s located in Kashiwa and it’s not your average tourist spot. Actually, it’s not touristy at all as it’s where the locals go to unwind, relax, and eat delicious local ingredients.

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What to Wear in Japan During Spring's Cherry Blossom Season

What to Wear in Japan During Spring's Cherry Blossom Season

This time of year in Japan can be tricky to pack for. It’s a transitional season where some days you’ll be fine wearing just a sweater, but other days you’ll find yourself needing a coat. Here are some of our suggestions on what to wear during the early spring cherry blossom season in Japan.

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Best Things to Buy at the Daiso Store in Japan AKA The Dollar Store

Best Things to Buy at the Daiso Store in Japan AKA The Dollar Store

One of the stores we always make a visit to while we're in Japan is the Daiso store. Daiso was around when we were kids, but throughout the years, their products have really expanded. Daiso is a huge franchise that sells a range of products from kitchen goods to travel goods to stationery and more all priced at 100 yen (~US $1). 

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Tokyo Ramen Street - 8 of the Best Ramen Shops at Tokyo Station

Tokyo Ramen Street - 8 of the Best Ramen Shops at Tokyo Station

We are obsessed with ramen and have been eating ramen since we were kids. We've been noticing the ramen boom in the US and have been impressed with Ichicoro and Dosunco in Florida, along with Tajima and Jinya Ramen Bar in California. Now it was time to taste the real deal at Tokyo Ramen Street where 8 of the best ramen shops are under one roof at Tokyo station. 

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Top 5 Things To Do in Odaiba in One Day

Top 5 Things To Do in Odaiba in One Day

Odaiba is a man-made island in Tokyo and is a very popular tourist attraction and popular date spot. The island is super clean and during the planning of this city, it was built to give it a futuristic vibe. Here are our suggestions on the top 5 things to do in Odaiba.

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Wear a Traditional Japanese Yukata at Oedo Onsen Monogatari

Wear a Traditional Japanese Yukata at Oedo Onsen Monogatari

We love wearing yukatas whenever we're in Japan, but since we don't actually own one, we thought it would be fun to visit Oedo Onsen Monogatari to borrow one of their cute yukatas and walk around their park. This place is a one-of-a-kind theme park where you can experience the Japanese hot springs, foot baths, street food, carnival games and more.

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Make Your Own Cup Ramen at the Cup Noodles Museum in Japan

Make Your Own Cup Ramen at the Cup Noodles Museum in Japan

Did you know that Cup Noodle was invented in 1958 and Momofuku Ando is the inventor of instant noodles, instant ramen, and Cup Noodle? We didn't know this until we visited the awesome Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, Japan.

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10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

Preparing for any trip can be overwhelming, especially if you are traveling overseas for a long period of time. We have traveled to Japan countless number of times, so we've become pros at getting ready for our trip.  These are some tips on how to prepare for your trip to Japan.

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