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We connect our community by sharing stories, tips, and experiences from our Partners and Members. In this section, you can also find useful resources for life in Japan.

Unique Workouts You Can Experience in Tokyo

Unique Workouts You Can Experience in Tokyo

The idea of long-distance running or heavy weights might be intimidating, but exercising does not need to feel like a chore. Here are some unique and fun workouts you can experience around Tokyo.

Top-Ranked Fine Dining in Japan from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Top-Ranked Fine Dining in Japan from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was created in 2013 to celebrate the excellent eateries around the region and provide traveling gourmets with local insights. GoConnect found all the restaurants in the top 50 located in Japan, so check them out on your next night out.

Best Places to Get Western Breakfasts in Tokyo

Best Places to Get Western Breakfasts in Tokyo

With warmer temperatures and relaxed restrictions on socializing and eating out, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a breakfast or brunch with an international flair. Here’s our list of spots where you can do just that.

Japan’s Famous Snow Corridor: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Japan’s Famous Snow Corridor: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

The Snow Corridor Festival held at the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a beautiful spectacle that is unique to Japan and only available for viewing a few months out of the year. This year marks the 51st anniversary of its first clearing.

Executive Fight Night Is Back

Executive Fight Night Is Back

It’s easy to think that this event is just a fun way for office executives to blow off steam, but each fighter steps into the ring for something much more important.

Japan’s Peak Bloom: Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2022

Japan’s Peak Bloom: Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2022

Even though cherry blossom season has passed in the Tokyo area, an ideal way to take in colorful flowers standing out from beautiful backgrounds is at the Fuji Five Lakes area of Yamanashi Prefecture, where you can enjoy one of the biggest blooms of the year.

Celebrating Two Years of GoConnect!

Celebrating Two Years of GoConnect!

GoConnect is always looking for the next best restaurants, travel destinations, art, and culture around Japan. We can’t wait to keep discovering and sharing, so be sure to stay tuned to our social media and weekly newsletter.

Wayback Burgers Arrives in Tokyo

Wayback Burgers Arrives in Tokyo

Wayback Burgers has launched in Japan, aiming to introduce its classic American style while innovating in a new market. GoConnect takes a look at ways that the brand will challenge the formula of expansion for franchises in Asia.

Interview with an Olympian: Kaito Streets

Interview with an Olympian: Kaito Streets

It’s rare to be able to speak face to face with someone who stands at the top of their field. It may be even rarer to be able to sit down and have a conversation with an Olympian.

Spend Your Hanami Weekend in Fukuoka

Spend Your Hanami Weekend in Fukuoka

For those of you who are looking to add a little variety to your hanami celebrations, why not take a weekend trip to Fukuoka and enjoy the cherry blossoms away from home?

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