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Fill Up on Delicious Food at These 3 Unusual All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Tokyo

While travelling, one of the most important decisions to make on a daily basis is where and what to eat. Especially in a foreign country where you may not understand the language, reading the menu alone can be pretty intimidating and you may accidentally end up ordering something you don’t like or can’t eat. What’s…

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

6 Gaming Company Buildings in Japan All Gamers Should Visit!

If I asked you to name a video game, what would you say? The Legend of Zelda? Super Mario? Metal Gear? Ask anyone to name the first video game that comes to their head, and it’s fairly likely that their answer will be a game or character that originated in Japan. This country has been…

Bathe in These 14 Japanese Onsen Baths From Around the World at SpaWorld in Osaka

Japan is undeniably famous for its hot spring baths, or more commonly known as “onsen.” Did you know that in Osaka, there is a famous place that offers various onsen inspired by different countries from all around the world? This tourist attraction, known as SpaWorld, not only offers onsen; they also offer other facilities like…

CULTURE

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of a Popular Anime in Cinemas this November 2017

“Watashi, ki ni narimasu!” Are you familiar with this catchphrase? Hyouka fans will not want to miss the live-action film adaptation coming to Japanese cinemas in November 2017! Hyouka Hyouka, published in 2001, is the first of a mystery novel series penned by Honobu Yonezawa. It was adapted as a 22-episode animated series by Kyoto…

Think You Know Japanese Folklore? Check Your Knowledge of These 5 Animal Yokais

Yōkais are famous elements of Japanese folklore and are considered to be a class of supernatural demons and spirits. The word itself is made up of the characters meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “an apparition; mystery; suspicious.” Together, these characters form a word meaning something like “bewitching, mysterious apparition.” Yōkai can take many forms and…

7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

TOKYO

30 Comfortable Hotels in Ikebukuro for a Fun and Exciting Trip to Tokyo in 2017

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s most popular districts. This entertainment district is home to multiple shopping centres and restaurants, and this stylish area is visited by hundreds of people a week as one of the city’s most happening places. At the weekends, people flock there to visit the aquarium, catch a movie at the cinema,…

Fill Up on Delicious Food at These 3 Unusual All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Tokyo

While travelling, one of the most important decisions to make on a daily basis is where and what to eat. Especially in a foreign country where you may not understand the language, reading the menu alone can be pretty intimidating and you may accidentally end up ordering something you don’t like or can’t eat. What’s…

Witness a Spectacular Diversity of Arts in This Upcoming Festival in Tokyo 2017

Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is considered one of the largest international performing arts event in Japan. It was launched in 2009 and is believed to have developed from another festival that went by various names. The event is based in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo’s multiple city centers and is funded by the Toshima Ward and the Tokyo…

Join the Fun and Dancing at the Unmissable Tokyo Yosakoi Festival This 2017!

Many festivals occur during different seasons in Japan. During the pleasant month of October, the Tokyo Yosakoi Festival is held in order to show people the ever-unique style of “Yosakoi” dance. A lot of people participate in this event and several performers can be witnessed dancing and chanting local folk songs. This 2017, the festival…

KYOTO

Catch and Enjoy Flowing Noodles at This Restaurant in Kyoto This Summer

When I decided to visit Kyoto in the summer, I knew that I had to try nagashi somen no matter what. However, after much research, I only managed to find one restaurant in the area that serves this delicacy. If you are like me and on the lookout for nagashi somen while in Kyoto, this…

Challenge Yourself at the Kyoto Marathon in February 2018!

Do you like running and joining marathons and competitions? Are you looking for somewhere in Japan to test your strength and endurance? Discover the charms of the city of international culture and tourism in this one-of-a-kind event. Take in the stunning Kyoto landscape as you run at the Kyoto Marathon 2018! Kyoto has been the…

Enjoy a Kyoto Journey Tailored to your Needs in this Small Luxury Hotel

Junei Hotel Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens West is a traditional hotel with a modern flair that has recently opened in Kyoto. It promises to provide a great stay in an extraordinarily inviting villa. The hotel stands just west of the historical grounds and is luxurious enough to provide plenty of facilities to relax and unwind.…

OSAKA

Bathe in These 14 Japanese Onsen Baths From Around the World at SpaWorld in Osaka

Japan is undeniably famous for its hot spring baths, or more commonly known as “onsen.” Did you know that in Osaka, there is a famous place that offers various onsen inspired by different countries from all around the world? This tourist attraction, known as SpaWorld, not only offers onsen; they also offer other facilities like…

Try These 4 Unique Japanese Cookery and Culture Courses in Osaka!

Do you want to learn and understand Japanese culture in a fun and delicious way? Sakura Cook is a Japanese cooking school in Osaka where you can learn the proper way to prepare and cook your favorite Japanese dishes, whilst at the same time learning about Japanese food, culture, and history. Because of the special…

HOKKAIDO

Check Out These 3 Places in Hokkaido To Meet Some Fantastic Animals!

Hokkaido is all about volcanoes, hot springs, and mountains. It is rich in natural parks and places where animals trot along. It is distinguishable from all the other places in Japan due to its undisturbed forests. Summer in Hokkaido is popular because it’s usually cooler than the rest of the country, and it is also…

Experience an Unusual Summer Festival Among the Ghosts in Hokkaido This 2017!

During summer, there are many festivals taking place all over Japan. The majority of such festivals have a religious or spiritual touch where gods and/or ancestors are honored with the purpose of giving thanks, offering prayers, or appeasing spirits. Do you know that there is an unusual summer festival taking place in Noboribetsu City (登別市),…

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Try These 4 Unique Japanese Cookery and Culture Courses in Osaka!

Do you want to learn and understand Japanese culture in a fun and delicious way? Sakura Cook is a Japanese cooking school in Osaka where you can learn the proper way to prepare and cook your favorite Japanese dishes, whilst at the same time learning about Japanese food, culture, and history. Because of the special…

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

NATIONWIDE

10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Do You Know the 3 Greatest Udon Noodles in Japan? Have You Tried Them Yet?

Almost everyone must be rather familiar with udon (うどん) – the white, thick, and chewy Japanese noodle that can be served either hot or cold. Udon can be easily found in many places, from convenience stores to restaurants. Did you know that in Japan, there are namely three types of udon that are known as…