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Book Off Super Bazaar

If you’ve been living in Japan, I guess you’ve noticed the Book Off signs everywhere. They seem to be everywhere in my neighborhood in Tokyo or even back in Osaka. I’ve never been tempted to get in, because they don’t have English books.. What most Japanese and foreigners don’t...
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Ishigaki

For our long awaited summer break, we decided to go to Ishigaki Island, around 450 km south west of the main Okinawa Island. We were able to travel using our ANA miles – yes, meaning free. The usual summer fare is 120,000JPY round trip, which may be more expensive...
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Sky Tree

One year after its opening, me and my husband finally made it to SkyTree. This is one of those you visit once in your life and never go back. What for, unless you’re taking someone else. Besides, it is quite expensive. There are 2 ways to purchase tickets to...
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Tokyo Toy Convention at Big Sight

Last week, instead of going to haikyo, we ended up going to the Toy Con. And what fun it was! And all for freeeeee! Ok, not exactly. But there was no entrance fee, which is a great thing!  Great things in life are free, and I intend to make...
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