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Japanese Summer Festivals
TIPS & TRICKS

Japanese Summer Festivals 101

As the food stalls go up, yukatas go on and crowds begin to assemble it’s evident that the summer festival season has officially begun! Although I love nothing more than darting from booth to booth eating everything under a firework-lit…

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Kakigori
FOOD & DRINK

Kakigori – Stay Cool in Osaka

Kakigori, Japanese shaved ice, is not your average lifeless snow-cone. First of all, the texture of this popular summer sweet is far softer, more akin to snow and less like chomping on hard ice. Although I prefer the ice produced using…

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DIY Manhole Cover Rubbings
CREATE & EXPLORE

DIY Manhole Rubbings

With so much to see strolling the streets of Japan, it’s easy to overlook the beauty that lies underfoot. But oh, what a shame to do so! Japan is blessed with having some of the most gorgeous manhole covers that I have…

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