Oita Prefecture

Soak in a sand bath in Beppu, Japan’s famous onsen region

How to enjoy the healing powers of hot sand at this popular seaside location. 

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Snoopy’s Japanese-style tea house opens new location, brings Snoopy Chocolat along as a bonus

Enjoy Snoopy’s classic cuteness with some traditional Japanese tastes and trinkets.

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We try Oita Prefecture’s citrus-y creation in Starbucks Japan’s 47 Jimoto Frappuccinos

Next stop on our Frappuccino tour is down south on the island of Kyushu.

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We visit the “Naples of Japan”, a secret destination tourists don’t know about yet

Enjoy the charm of a Mediterannean-style port town without leaving Japan

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Translator at Japanese marathon under fire for calling African athletes “cute chimpanzees”

Completely unacceptable.

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Attack on sobriety: Round 2! This time, plum wine/juice with limited edition character labels

Hot off the heels of our previous announcement surrounding the upcoming release of Attack on Titan-themed plum wine (umeshu), we’ve got another lead on two limited edition sets of the hit manga/anime-inspired beverages. This time around, the sets will each contain three bottles of either plum wine or plum juice, all decorated with beautiful illustrations of the anime’s character designs.

But that’s not even the coolest part–the drinks were crafted using plums grown by the Attack on Titan author’s very own family!

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