hot

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…

How Many of These Popular Tokyo Banana Treats and Flavors Have You Tried?

I’m sure you’re very familiar with TOKYO BANANA. It is undeniably one of the most popular sweet souvenirs you can buy in Japan. It is a soft, custard-filled, banana-shaped cake that comes in different flavors. Before buying any of these souvenirs, make sure you get to know the different TOKYO BANANA flavors first. Let’s check…

Welcome 2018 With These 3 Chinese New Year Events in Yokohama!

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is a great place to visit from Tokyo. It is home to the beautiful Yokohama Bay, an exciting theme park with a variety of attractions, and Japan’s famous Chinatown. Chinatown in Yokohama has a long history and is an exciting place to visit for fantastic snack…

CULTURE

How Does Tokyo Deal With Its Huge Population?

Tokyo is a monster of a city, with an enormous headcount of over 13 million people. That’s a huge number to imagine, but to actually see even a small portion of that number in one place is pretty amazing. Tokyo’s most populous areas get incredibly crowded; Shibuya’s famous “Scramble” sees over a thousand crossers per…

Two Popular Female Body Builders in Japan who Empower Women to Get Stronger!

Japanese women are often perceived as shy and reserved. It is a common stereotype that they should stay slim in order to look young. However, the growing number of women who are interested in bodybuilding has been increasing recently. Most of them are middle-aged but women of all ages are beginning to develop a passion…

Who Is This Japanese Pianist That Has Wowed the World Despite His Blindness?

Have you ever seen a blind pianist who plays music well? You might be surprised if you come to know Nobuyuki Tsujii – a talented Japanese pianist who plays music with sweetness, gentleness, and sincerity as if he is not visually impaired. His talent in music garnered him several awards including international ones, and his…

TOKYO

Spend Quality Time With Your Children at These 2 Kid-Friendly Cafes in Tokyo

It is not impossible to find kid-friendly places in Japan’s capital city. Besides having kid-friendly parks and historical sites, there are also kid-friendly cafes where you can spend some quality time with your children. If you ever find yourself exhausted after a long day of shopping with your kids, hang out and rest at these…

You’ll Never Miss Halloween at This Spooky Ghost-Themed Bar in Tokyo!

Halloween may be over but not for this izakaya (Japanese pub) in Tokyo called “Yurei” which celebrates the event all throughout the year. The bar is quite amusing with all its spooky decorations and eerie chant music. It is full of creepy elements, from bloody dishes to ghostly servers. They also have a lot of…

Stunning Japanese Rock Band ”Band Maid” will Perform in Tokyo in November 2017!

In recent times, Japan has been amazing everyone the world over with its ability to produce a seemingly endless supply of high-quality music acts. From J-Pop acts with catchy tunes to unique punk and rock bands who get crowds jumping, Japanese music is seen as innovative, daring, and versatile. Now we have the wonderful rock…

KYOTO

Looking for Bouldering Gyms in Japan? Here Are 2 of the Best in Kyoto

Are you an active person who likes rock climbing? If you have good stamina and finger strength, you might want to consider bouldering in Kyoto. Since Kyoto is a busy city, bouldering gyms serve as substitutes for rocky mountains in countrysides. This form of rock climbing’s growing popularity is evident in the number of bouldering…

Try a ’Coffee Under the Clouds’ at This Unique Cafe in Kyoto!

Kyoto is a gorgeous city with much to see. It is a popular place for both Japanese and foreign tourists and is home to many cafes and restaurants with a casual vibe. However, there are so many nice places to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which one to try! One cafe…

Taste Japan’s Best Omelette Rice at This Famous Restaurant in Kyoto!

An online video showing the process of how Chef Yukimura Motokichi makes his omelette rice brought his restaurant to popularity. “Sexy” is the best word to describe his creation, and the video made me want to visit Kyoto where this restaurant is located. Let’s find out more about it! Omurice Omelette rice, or omurice, is…

7 Otaku Shops Near Nishiki Market in Kyoto That Are Worth Visiting

When talking about shopping for anime, manga, cosplay, and game-related stuff, Akihabara in Tokyo is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Many people think that they have to visit Tokyo for anime-related goods. However, there are many other places in Japan that offer plenty of anime-related merchandise. Here are a few of them…

OSAKA

Come to This Cafe For Tasty and Affordable Pizzas and Burgers in Osaka!

“Kuma” means bear in Japanese, and a national mascot in Japan is a bear called “Kumamon”. Kumamon is a very popular mascot which is now recognized all over the world, and you will often notice people wearing Kumamon sweaters and t-shirts! There is a wonderful little cafe in Osaka which specializes in the concept of…

Find Out Why This Osaka Museum Closed in 2013 and What Remains of it in 2017

Besides being known as the “Nation’s Kitchen,” Osaka has quite a history when it comes to its maritime culture. It has also been a popular place for the trading of goods. In line with this, the Mayor of the city opened the Osaka Maritime Museum in 2000 in order to reflect the importance of the…

HOKKAIDO

Get Cozy and Enjoy Quality Hand Drip Coffee at This Secluded Cafe in Sapporo

When in the colder parts of Japan such as Hokkaido, wouldn’t you want a nice, hot cup of delicious coffee? If so, you’ll surely enjoy your coffee experience at Cafe MORIHIKO, a rustic cafe located in Sapporo. Check it out! What makes Cafe MORIHIKO Unique? In Hokkaido Prefecture’s Sapporo City lies Cafe MORIHIKO, a tiny…

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2017!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty and unique experiences. With excellent ski and snowboard resorts such as in Niseko, Rusutsu, and Asahidake, impressive mountainous areas all over the island, and charming traditional towns such as Biei and Tsurui, this area of Japan is…

HOW TO

All About the Japanese IC Card and How to Get One

An IC (Integrated Circuit) card is a handy card that anyone staying in a city in Japan should have. They are easy to get and can be used in a variety of ways. Someone who is traveling around the city for a day will probably use their IC card at least once. So what is…

5 Cards That You Should Never Be Without in Japan

Point cards offer benefits and discounts to customers who are loyal to one business and frequently buy things at their stores. Nowadays, more and more companies and shops are utilizing their own point cards to encourage people to revisit their business and reap the benefits. Other times, cards can be used as shortcuts to pay…

NATIONWIDE

Check Out This New Japanese Treat Brought to Us by Tokyo Banana and Kit Kat!

What happens when you combine the two most sought-after souvenirs in Japan? You get an irresistible new flavor of your favorite Kit Kat! Have a taste of the TOKYO BANANA x KITKAT! TOKYO BANANA A post shared by @carlyoen on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:51am PDT TOKYO BANANA is a banana custard-filled sponge cake shaped…

3 Health-Boosting Items You Can Buy at a Japanese Convenience Store

Keeping on top of your health while in Japan can be tricky, especially with all the delicious snacks that are on offer. People may claim that you are sure to lose weight while you are in Japan, and although the typical Japanese diet does include rice, fish, and vegetables, there are also many unhealthy foods…