Saitama

Is this 7-Eleven sign in Japan really 711 metres from the store?

Testing the integrity of the famous Japanese convenience store chain. 

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Leek ice cream is Japan’s newest must-try local specialty

With “Enjoy Good Happy” as the tagline, this new dessert is destined for great things.

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Cherry blossom taxi tours are a great way to save steps and see sakura in Tokyo and its neighbors

Sakura season is short, and Sanwa Koutsu wants to help you see as much of it as you can.

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Funny signs in Japan: 7-Eleven enters the ring with a humorous notice for drivers

A clever way to draw attention to an off-the-beaten-path Japanese convenience store location. 

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This regional pizza buffet offers so many flavors you won’t be able to try them all

We sure gave it our best shot, though!

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7-Eleven apologises for cockroaches in onigiri rice balls

Recall issued for thousands of rice balls following customer complaints. 

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Ramen restaurant in Saitama offers handshakes for 10 yen, and much more

The ramen is so good, they’ll shake on it.

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We go to a festival on a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force base, walk on a runway, see cool planes

It was an event full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

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Tokyo’s “uncool” neighbor launches foreigner-friendly travel support site with free online help

Only 1 in 100 international travelers visits Saitama, something this new project, with free in-English help over the phone or Internet, wants to change.

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We find the most ridiculous but awesome sandwiches at a little-known countryside supermarket

It’s too bad it’s too far away to pop into whenever we want a crazy snack.

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Eiko Digital Creative High School opens in two cities where students can study e-sports and more

A new flexible learning-based high school program allows students to pursue their passions in preparation for careers in the gaming industry.

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The strongest peeing boy statue in Japan is a hidden gem of sightseeing in Saitama

Nature is calling…

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Koto is a local favorite in Iruma, Saitama, for its large food portions, so we check it out

You’ll have to work your way up to take on the final form of their service.

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We visit a “harbor” in Saitama where we eat an enormous bowl of fresh sashimi over rice

Who says you can’t get good seafood in a landlocked prefecture?

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Step back in time to the Edo period at this unusual highway rest stop in Japan

Both the setting and the unique meals here will whisk you away to traditional Japan.

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Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store

Hard to find good help these days.

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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

It’s the land of serial arresting.

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 15: Trash to Treasure【SoraHouse】

How much money can we make from three truckfulls of trash?

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Saitama man arrested for calling police 2,060 times in 9 days to yell at them

Quick, someone call the cops!

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 14: Before and After 【SoraHouse】

Finally we’re seeing some real progress take place!

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