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If seeing a robot is top of your list of things to do in Tokyo, you won't be disappointed. There are heaps of places you can see them - and interact with them. Here's our guide to nine brilliant places to find a robot in Tokyo. #robots #Tokyo #thingstodoinTokyo

Where to See a Robot in Tokyo: 9 Places You Need to Visit

There aren’t many places in the world where wanting to see a robot is on people’s lists of must-dos – but Tokyo isn’t like many places in the world. So, if you’re wondering exactly where to see a robot in Tokyo, we have the answer. Whether you want your robot…
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If you're planning a trip to Kyoto and looking for a few more unusual things to do, we have the answer. From Kyoto's most unusual temples to where to find the most instagrammable things to eat, check out our Kyoto guide. Click to read it now or save it to your Kyot or Japan boards until later. #kyoto #thingstodoinkyoto

18 Unusual, Non-Touristy Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto, the city of over 1600 temples, including the beautiful gold-leaf clad Kinkakuji and the giant zen garden that is Ryoan-ji. Wander its tranquil streets soaking in years of …..snore….sorry dropped off for a bit there. Yes, embarrassed as I am to say it, Kyoto may be a fantastic historical…
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Gachapon machines, give out little collectable toys. They're found all over Tokyo and if you want a budget 'only in Japan;' experience, they're a great place to find it. Here;s everything you need to know about Gachpon - including what is Gachapon, how much does it cost and where to find Tokyo's best Gachapon machines. #tokyo #thingstodointokyo #gachapon

A Beginners Guide to Gachapon in Tokyo

I’m standing in a maze of bright orange plastic. In the last minute alone thousands of yen have disappeared into the machines around me. All hear is the change machine spitting out coins, the ‘gacha gacha’ sound of a handle being turned and the clonk of tiny plastic balls falling down…
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Planning a trip to Bangkok? So many people I know, including me, hate it the first time they go. But after going back seven times, I think I've learned a few trips to help you love it and have an amazing time. Here's what to do, eat and see and where to stay to have a brilliant first trip to Bangkok, #bangkok #bangkoktraveltips #bangkoktripplanning

First Time in Bangkok? Here’s How Not to Hate It.

Considering I have been to Bangkok seven times (and just had to talk myself out of No8) it might surprise you to hear I hated it the first time I went. So did The Boyfriend (who is now as addicted to the place as I am). It’s a story I…
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Naoshima is an island just off the coast of Japan that's full of art. Most famous for the Naoshima pumpkin, that's definitely not the only thing to see. Here's all the advice you need to plan your one day visit. #naoshimaisland #naoshimaartisland #YayoiKusama #giantpumpkin #thingstodoinJapan

Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day?

When I decided to add a day on Japan’s Naoshima Island to our latest trip, I really didn’t know anything about the island except that it had giant spotty pumpkins on it. In fact, one glimpse of the bright yellow Naoshima pumpkin and I was sold. Only when I started looking…
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Fun Things to do in Kyoto: Hunt Monsters in Yokai Street

Kyoto is known for beautiful temples and beautiful geishas, but watch out if you’re wandering the backstreets of one area – as there be monsters! A whole road full of them in fact. Check out our guide to Kyoto’s super-cool Monster Street aka Yokai Street. It’s one of the most…
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The Godzilla Statue in Shinjuku, Tokyo is brilliant fun - he roars eight times a day. But many people don't know you can get up close and personal with him. Here's how to do that - and a guide to Tokyo's other must see sights for Godzilla fans. Click to read it now or save it to one of your boards for later. #tokyo #thingstoseeintokyo #Godzilla #Godzillatokyo

Getting Up Close and Personal With Godzilla in Tokyo

If you’re wandering around the northern part of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and hear a roar, don’t panic, it’s just the giant Godzilla on top of the Shinjuku Gracery Hotel doing it’s thing (well, hopefully). If you happen to be withiin eyeline of the Godzilla head you might even see him breathe fire –…
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If you're planning a trip to Tokyo and are looking for something different to do, take a trip to Sugamo. This area in North Tokyo is where Tokyo's seniors hang out - and it's a really magical spot to visit. Click to read the post and find out why - or save it to one of your Japan boards for later. #tokyo #offthebeatentracktokyo #sugamo =thingstodointokyo

Sugamo: A Unique Part of Tokyo Not To Miss

It’s Saturday afternoon in Tokyo. A few miles away from where I am now, hundreds of people are wending their way across the iconic Shibuya crossing, or queuing up for the latest rainbow cheese sandwich in Harajuku – but where I am, you’d never know any of that existed. I’m…
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