Filming Location: Platina Data – Shinagawa Station

In Japan, a train station is not only for those who commuting everyday. It also serves as a meeting place, a shopping arcade, a food court, and a -common- shooting location. Go watch Japanese movies, doramas, anime, or variety shows. They often have scenes set in a train station, if not or in addition to the scene inside the train.

This time we go with a 2013 movie starring Ninomiya Kazunari: Pla-ti-na-Da-ta (of course you have to read it the way Nino said it in the movie). The set is when Ryuhei Kagura being chased by the police. He wandered around Shinagawa Station before he found the place to escape and hide.

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Filming Location: Tomonoura

I first heard about Tomonoura (鞆の浦) when I came across an article about places  that become inspiration for Ghibli movies. Anyone who watched Ponyo might recognize the scenery. The place looks soooooo beautiful in picture, so it became my must-visit list in Japan. Last Autumn, I finally had a chance to witness the beauty of this port town.

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Prayer Room Narita Airport

Narita Airport is one the most important airport in Japan since it handles around half the total Japan’s international passenger flight traffic. Can’t believe we haven’t written our review of prayer rooms (yes, it has more than one!) in Narita Airport yet! So, without further ado… here we go!

Bandar Udara Narita merupakan salah satu bandara terpenting di Jepang karena menangani hampir setengah dari total penerbangan internasional Jepang. Nah, karena  itu makanya kudu banget dong kami mengulas musholla yang disediakan di sana.

Prayer room at Terminal 2

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Bar Kanpachi

AKB and their sister groups have their own cafe. Glay and L’arc-en-ciel also have their own cafe, even for a temporary. A little bit different case with LDH, even though the cafe is not related to any group, at least Amazing Coffee is managed under LDH. Then…. how about JE?

JE true to its nature as an anti mainstream agency of course doesn’t have one. So, some fans actually made their own cafe/bar as a hanging place for JE’s group fans. One of them is Bar Kanpachi. Based on the name, you may guest which JE group this bar is dedicated for. Yup, it’s Kanjani8.

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Fukuoka Masjid

Being the most populated city in Kyushu island, Fukuoka has an Islamic Culture Center named Al Nour. The masjid is not located in the city center but it is easily accessed by tourists who could not read/speak any Japanese and came to Fukuoka for the first time, just like us.

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Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Culture Center

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Cupnoodles Museum

Who doesn’t love noodles? Who doesn’t know instant noodles? Moreover, who haven’t try cup noodles? Imagine eating it in this rainy season, so warm and yummy! But, how many of you know the story behind this magic cup of instant ramen? Yokohama Cupnoodles Museum will tell you all..

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Yokohama Cupnoodles Museum (yes, without space in between “cup” and “noodles”)

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