• Keio Plaza Hotel: full of appeal where you can enjoy the best of Tokyo and Japan
    Keio Plaza Hotel: full of appeal where you
    can enjoy the best of Tokyo and Japan
  • How to enjoy Isetan Mitsukoshi - Japan's shopping wonderland
    How to enjoy Isetan Mitsukoshi
    - Japan's shopping wonderland
  • Get more Kawaii in Japan!
    Get more Kawaii in Japan!

  • Love for Kawaii (cute) is universal
    Love for Kawaii (cute) is universal

  • Visit Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture, one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Japan
    Visit Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture,
    one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Let's go to "Sento", a public bath house!
    Let's go to "Sento", a public bath house!

  • A trip to a fantastical world full of Wisteria flowers
    A trip to a fantastical world full of Wisteria flowers

  • What's inside is a mystery until you open it. Let's try " Gacha Gacha"!
    What's inside is a mystery until you open it.
    Let's try " Gacha Gacha"!
  • Tesuki Washi, handmade Japanese paper
    Tesuki Washi,
    handmade Japanese paper

Monthly Topics

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2015.01

Keio Plaza Hotel: full of appeal where you can enjoy the best of Tokyo and Japan

I’m going all the way to visit Japan, so I want to make the most of it and enjoy traditional culture, the modern city of Tokyo and a large variety of meals! Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo, makes this wish come true. You can fully enjoy “Japan” with an introduction to Japanese culture and a complete collection of restaurants in the hotel as well as great access to all areas of Tokyo.

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2015.01

How to enjoy Isetan Mitsukoshi – Japan’s shopping wonderland

Isetan Mitsukoshi (http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/special_mitsukoshi-isetan.html) was introduced in the January edition. The three shops of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Ginza Mitsukoshi, and Isetan Shinjuku are unique wonderlands where you can enjoy Japanese tradition as well as the excitement of modern times. See how you can enjoy Isetan Mitsukoshi, which can make your trip through Tokyo an even more fulfilling one!

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2015.01

Get more Kawaii in Japan!

Japanese Kawaii (cute) is now a universal word. Girls all over the world now love Kawaii fashion and makeup. Among all the Kawaii makeup items, false eyelashes born in Japan, a key eye makeup item, are a popular souvenir from Japan and for personal use. We picked up girls’ passionate love for Kawaii from around the world.

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2015.01

Love for Kawaii (cute) is universal

Special Interview:Tsubasa Masuwaka
Profile: Made her debut as an amateur model for a fashion magazine “Popteen” targeting teenage girls. Her makeup and fashion became overwhelmingly popular among girls and she has become a leader of fashion trend. She is also active in producing eye makeup items including false eyelashes and an apparel shop.

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2015.01

Let’s go to “Sento”, a public bath house!

Shinobu Machida (Researcher of popular culture)

Since old times in Japan, it has been believed that bathing not only washes the dirt from your body but cleanses you of the spiritual grime collected in this mortal world. Shinobu Machida, a leading researcher of Sento, or public bath houses, explains the details of Sento for us.

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