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Famous Regional Omiyage Across Japan

Famous Regional Omiyage Across Japan

A few months ago I talked about omiyage in Japan. A lot of people seemed intrigued about this aspect of Japanese culture so I thought I’d talk more about famous omiyage throughout the different regions of the country.

If you don’t remember what an omiyage is, it’s like an obligatory souvenir that you bring back to give others, but yet, it’s so much more than that.

When looking through the list…

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Travel Tuesdays: Interview with Kayla of The Princess of Tea

On Tuesdays, Besudesu Abroad would like to feature another really awesome traveler in various forms. Some Tuesdays may be interviews, while other may feature guest posts, videos and more!

This week we would like to introduce Kayla of The Princess of Tea. Kayla is a twenty-two year old studying International Relations at a Canadian university, with a passion for travel and culture. She loves black…

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Sensory Overload at Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

Rushing through the streets of the Kabukicho, I kept glancing at the time on my phone. I had a bad feeling that we were going to be late.

Blindly winding through the small alleyways, I had begun to regret my decision of not writing down directions. At this point, we could only hope that we were headed the right way.

Not being in the greatest area to stop and ask for directions, we spotted a…

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Foto Friday: Kabukicho, Tokyo’s Red-Light District

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of Kabukicho in Tokyo, Japan.

Kabukicho is often referred to in Japanese as the “Sleepless Town”. Located in a corner of Shinjuku, it’s Tokyo’s infamous red-light and entertainment district. At all times of night you’ll find blaring neon lights and signs enticing customers to come into one of its three…

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7 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

7 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in KyotoNext to Tokyo, Kyoto is the second more popular city for tourists to visit, and it should be. Kyoto was the first capital back in 794AD and today it’s become Japan’s living cultural archives.

If you’ve come to see shrines and temples, you can’t go wrong visiting Kyoto. This city has more than 1600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shrine shrines. Regardless of how you spend your time exploring, it…

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Travel Tuesdays: Interview with Katie of The World on my Necklace

On Tuesdays, Besudesu Abroad would like to feature another really awesome traveler in various forms. Some Tuesdays may be interviews, while other may feature guest posts, videos and more!

This week we would like to introduce Katie Bell of The World on my Necklace. Katie is a traveling Kiwi, who has been living abroad and traveling as much as possible for over 10 years. She’s not a digital nomad,…

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Top 10 Things to do in #Osaka @Osakanownow #travel #ttot

The Top 10 Things to do in Osaka

Many people tend to skip Osaka in favor of visiting Tokyo or Kyoto, but as Japan’s third largest city, Osaka has plenty to offer its visitors. Known as the “heart of Kansai”, Osaka is filled with a mix of both traditional and modern culture, and is a city that shouldn’t be missed.

As a previous resident of the city, here are my recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Osaka.

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