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The spot in Kyoto where Japan’s most treacherous samurai was hunted down by bandits

We step back into the past on a walk to the Akechi Thicket.

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Laugh and learn! Japanese language school for foreigners teaches real Japanese with manzai comedy

Tokyo language school shows students a kind of Japanese you won’t find in textbooks, but that you’ll definitely want in your skill set.

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Here’s what happened when our biggest male otaku tried out Japan’s new Manga Genic eyeliner【Pics】

Manga Genic promises you the eyes of an anime star, but can our reporter handle that kind of power?

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Taste-testing the new Chocolate Milk Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

The closest thing to a Starbucks chocolate bubble tea Frappuccino yet.

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Demon-slaying Dojigiri, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display at Kasuga Shrine

Legendary blade is a an official natural treasure, and presented in a uniquely beautiful way.

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McDonald’s Japan’s first-ever rice burgers are here, and we try them before they go on sale

We weren’t sure if a bacon cheese rice burger was a good idea, and now we know if our fears were justified.

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Japanese restaurant chain selling not just folded pizzas, but LUCKY folded pizzas!

All the things that make pizza great, only folded!

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What it’s like to eat a super expensive Japanese strawberry【Taste Test】

Luxury Japanese fruit meets the mouth of Mr Sato.

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Is Coca-Cola Japan’s brand-new strawberry Coke any good?【Taste test】

The pause that refreshes now comes in strawberry for the first time ever.

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We test the cleaning power of the miniature washing machine from 100 yen shop Daiso

How well does this tiny washing machine from Daiso work? We give it a spin to find out.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Why throw away your leftover ramen broth when you can use it to make awesome ramen rice instead?

Hop into the SoraKitchen with us for a super-easy way to supercharge your rice cooker cooking.

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Tokyo department store’s best beef sushi bento combines two of the best things in life

Wagyu plus sushi plus bento is the formula for a perfect meal.

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Tokyo’s amazing Takarazuka-style photo studio can transform you into a famous anime star

Makeover turns our reporter into Lady Oscar, heroine of The Rose of Versailles and the all-female Takarazuka theater troupe.

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It’s under 9,000 (yen)! Testing out luck with the Dragon Ball figure lucky bag【Photos】

All we knew was that the bag contained Dragon Ball anime figures, and that was all we needed to know.

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Multiple Tengas are just part of the high-value package.

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Cosplay lucky bag delivers costumes aimed at first-time cosplayers in Japan

Is this how you’re meant to cosplay? 

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Lotte City Hotel in Tokyo comes with all-you-can-eat sweets and ice cream

People in Japan are going crazy for this sweets hotel, which serves up Koala’s March pancakes unavailable anywhere else in the world. 

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Godzilla Store crushes New Year with king of the 2020 fukubukuro lucky bags

Extra rare merchandise limited to only 100 lucky shoppers.

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Sukiya beef bowl chain makes Japanese New Year fun with limited-edition fukubukuro

13 reasons why 2020 ought to be the Year of the Beef Bowl. 

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