We recently shared with you guys 10 experiences you shouldn’t miss out on should you decide to take a vacation in Japan. We’re going to add one more! Universal Studios Japan is opening their newest Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) attraction in Osaka on January 23. The theme park will contain real sized Titans (flesh-eating giants). Heck they already confirmed that there will be a 49-foot tall Eren Titan fighting a 46-foot tall female Titan! That alone will make the trip worth it!

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Whenever I travel, I always try to live like a local. I must say that staying in a Ryokan is one of the best local experiences I’ve ever had.

A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn that originated way back in the Edo Period (1603 – 1868). I’m glad the Japanese really preserve their culture because everything about it is amazing – the accommodations, the food and even the onsen (hot spring bath).

We stayed in this Ryokan called Ichinoyu Honkan established in 1630 in Hakone, which is only a 2 hour train ride from Tokyo. Proof that it’s authentic: most of their visitors were Japanese.

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