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Kawaguchi Auto Race; Gamble in Nishi-kawaguchi

Kawaguchi Auto Race; Gamble in Nishi-kawaguchi

There is something called Kawaguchi Auto Race (川口オートレース) near Nishi-kawaguchi Station. An auto race is a motor race, the japanese version of a motorcycle speedw...

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Kawaguchi Shibazono Danchi Apartment Complex; Little China Town

Kawaguchi Shibazono Danchi Apartment Complex; Little China Town

The number of foreigners who work in and emigrate to Japan has been increasing rapidly after the 1990 revision of the Immigration Control Law. It formed newcome...

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Warabistan; Kurds in Warabi, Saitama

Warabistan; Kurds in Warabi, Saitama

About 1,000 of Kurdish refugees live around Warabi city, Saitama. This area is now called Warabistan. A Kurd describes a race which does not have its own...

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Explore Kabukicho with Movies, Novels, and Comics

Explore Kabukicho with Movies, Novels, and Comics

Kabukicho, in Shinjuku is the most notorious red light district of the East. Glittering neon signs and suspicious shops stand out everywhere. People who live in...

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Yoshiwara Shrine; The Goddess for Women

Yoshiwara Shrine; The Goddess for Women

Yoshiwara Shrine (吉原神社) is near Taito Hospital at the end of Nakacho Street. This shrine is for the girls from Yoshiwara Yukaku (a licensened red light district...

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Jokanji Temple; Graves of Prostitutes

Jokanji Temple; Graves of Prostitutes

There is a temple called Jokanji (浄閑寺) near Minowa Station on the Hibiya Line. At Jokanji Temple, there are graves where prostitutes from Yoshiwara Yukaku (遊郭, ...

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Christmas in Japan; eat fried chicken and spend time with lovers

Christmas in Japan; eat fried chicken and spend time with lovers

Most Japanese don’t believe in God deeply, but they have weddings in Christian churches and have funerals in Buddhist temples. They are not Christian, but they ...

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Jimbocho, for Curry, Music, Sports Lovers

Jimbocho, for Curry, Music, Sports Lovers

Jimbocho is famous for being a book town but it is also a battleground of curry. There are many delicious curry restaurants around there. There are many ...

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Jimbocho; The World’s Largest Book Town

Jimbocho; The World’s Largest Book Town

Kanda Jimbocho is said to be the world's largest bookstore district and is the home to more than 170 bookstores. All kinds of books from idol magazines to medic...

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The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Shrine; a sacred and quiet spot surrounded by modern buildings

The Hanazono Jinja(shrine) is located in the heart of Shinjuku Kabukicho, sandwiched between modern buildings and the bar district Shinjuku Golden Gai. It is a ...

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Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

Kabukicho, the largest red light district in Japan

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan. It is the most famous and notorious area with many bars, pubs, taverns, adult entertainment shops...

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Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

Shanghai Xiaochi, a Chinese restaurant in a dingy street

Shinjuku Kabukicho is the largest red light district in Japan and there are many adult shops and host clubs. In the center of Kabukicho, there is a Shanghai res...

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Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district

Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district

More than 200 tiny bars and pubs are crammed into a maze of six narrow alleys. If you are feeling adventurous, you should go Golden Gai, Shinjuku bar district....

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Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

In the heart of Tokyo, there lies a place by the name of "Omoide Yokocho," which means "memory lane," a dining and drinking district where the remnants of the p...

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Akabane Baka Matsuri (All Fool’s Festival)

Akabane Baka Matsuri (All Fool’s Festival)

In Akabane, a downtown area located in the north of Tokyo, a lively festival is held every April. The name of the festival is "Akabane Baka Matsuri(All Fool...

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The Self build house in Mita

The Self build house in Mita

There is a self built house in Mita and its self builder is called "Gaudi in Mita". There are wonderful self built constructions, like Le Palais idéal (I...

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Imagawa Koji : Under the Elevated Railway Near Kanda Station

Imagawa Koji : Under the Elevated Railway Near Kanda Station

Between Kanda Station and Tokyo Station, there is an antiquated dining district which has escaped development. This food street, called "Imagawa Koji" (今川小路...

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Yoshiwara (5) – Festival in Yoshiwara “Oiran Dochu” (Courtesan Parade)

Yoshiwara (5) – Festival in Yoshiwara “Oiran Dochu” (Courtesan Parade)

Yoshiwara (吉原), located to the north of Asakusa, has about 300 years of history as a red light district. Its historical role was abolished by the anti prost...

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Asakusa Kannon Onsen – The Old Japanese Bathhouse

Asakusa Kannon Onsen – The Old Japanese Bathhouse

There are a lot of retro public bathhouses in Japan, but Asakusa Kannon Onsen is very old and antiquated hot spring. It is worth visiting and it should be consi...

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Ueno Ameyoko : Started from the Black Market after WWII

Ueno Ameyoko : Started from the Black Market after WWII

Ameya-yokocho shopping street, also known as Ameyoko, is a famous outdoor market, along the JR Yamanote Line between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. T...

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