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What better way to commute than riding a taxi serving ice cold drinks this summer. This is one of the taxi services the taxi operator, Nihon Kotsu, has recently introduced to help commuters freshen up before moving to their next destination. These taxis are called Lemon Hospitality Taxis which...

Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to go to a Japanese Elementary School? While a full-grown foreign adult may not know the experience, wearing a yellow cap on your head and a randoseru (backpack) on your back were the main points that we've always seen. 6nen4kumi.com/ What happens...

Häagen-Dazs Japan is going to open a limited summer cafe in Daikanyama, Tokyo. Häagen-Dazs SUMMER TERRACE is going to open from July 21st to August 19th within the cafe Sign daikanyama. Along with the opening of this limited season cafe, Häagen-Dazs will be selling 8 types of new sweets...

A mikoshi is a divine palanquin which can be seen carried through the streets of Japan during certain festivals. In the past, the purpose of parading the Shinto gods along the streets was meant as a cleansing or purifying act. Such practice existed during the desperate times of plague...

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It is a fundamental human concern to nurture one's life and to find happiness in living. The wake of the disaster in Fukushima has strengthened some positive-minded people who never lost hope in dreaming. In order to communicate their experience to the world, a documentary film has been made...

Fan of Japanese horror movies? Sadako from The Ring movie series and Kayako from The Grudge franchise are making headlines for their upcoming crossover film, Sadako vs. Kayako. These women are the most feared in Japanese cinema history and because they are so popular, they are now conquering your...

Are you a pastry enthusiast? Recently, a Japanese baker based in Tokyo has been posting pictures of her beautiful creations online. This Japanese comfort food is made by using carefully pieced lengths of dyed dough to create a cylindrical loaf which is similar to "slice and bake" cookies. You...

Are you done reading your favorite romance manga and watching its anime series as well? Why not try watching the live action counterpart this time? Whether you are an otaku or just a hopeless romantic, these anime couples will definitely make you wish that you had a love like...

TOKYO

The popular manga series One Piece by Oda Eiichiro is undeniably one of the most famous and well-loved ongoing franchise by fans not only in Japan but also worldwide. For those who are not familiar with One Piece, it follows the adventures of Luffy and his pirate pals in...

Established in 1964, Yomiuriland is a long-running Japanese amusement park located on the hillside of Tokyo. The park is operated by Yomiuri group, the respective owner of Yomiuri Giants and Yomiuri Shimbun. While constantly overshadowed by the juggernaut that is Tokyo Disney Resort, Yomiuriland still maintains its fair share...

Häagen-Dazs Japan is going to open a limited summer cafe in Daikanyama, Tokyo. Häagen-Dazs SUMMER TERRACE is going to open from July 21st to August 19th within the cafe Sign daikanyama. Along with the opening of this limited season cafe, Häagen-Dazs will be selling 8 types of new sweets...

Fancy being in a cafe where you get to be served by a group of sexy, muscular men? Check out this upcoming Muscle Cafe Tokyo that will be opened by ALL OUT in Omotesando's Tokyo Salon this coming July 30th. Because the tickets for their first event sold out...

KYOTO

Japanese women are popularly known for wearing kimonos coupled with folding fans. But do you also know that a flat, non-folding fan called "uchiwa" has also been used by families in Japanese ancient times? It is even considered more expensive since it is harder to make. This is particularly...

When you spend summer in Japan, you will notice that there is a festival related to the stars on the 7th of July every year. This festival, known as Tanabata, celebrates the annual meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It is custom for people to write their wishes...

From a young age, girls, in particular, are encouraged by the media and the world around them to dream of one day walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding gown. Personally, I find it quite difficult to merely pass by a wedding gown without admiring the artistry of...

Kyoto has a large collection of shops that sell sweets, and out of the many shops, here is a list of 7 traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) that you can buy in Kyoto. There are a lot of seasonal limited edition sweets that are definitely worth trying if you ever...

OSAKA

Remember the days when old game consoles were a cool thing if you had one? Whichever generation you are from, video games have played a large part in our lives. While some of us who have reached adulthood may have lessened our gaming times, getting back to them is...

The rising temperature this summer in Japan cannot be stopped. Both hot and humid at the same time, people are heavily sweating and it's hard to make it through some of the incredibly hot days. With air conditioners and fans to cool you down, some people turn to food...

HOKKAIDO

Candly is a handmade candle shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The second you walk into their shop, you are surrounded by the sweet smell of the handmade candles that line the shelves. If you love scented candles and are looking for a beautiful souvenir or candle for your home,...

I actually did not know this until I visited Sapporo recently, but Sapporo is well known for their large variety of soup curries. Soup curry is, as its name suggests, a soup based curry that usually includes large ingredients. I would like to introduce to you the 5 soup...

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Well, perhaps there are no any other countries in the world that are full of social rules other than Japan. If you have certain general knowledge about Japan or you have been to Japan before, I am sure that you had seen people lining up on one side of...

More and more people are planning long-term overseas experiences in Japan that involve teaching English as their vehicle. After speaking with a current Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), it inspired me to share some of the valuable lessons she's learned along the way, which might help others embarking on the...

NATIONWIDE

Japan's rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and ending about a month later. It's a time to start sweating from the heat and humidity; a time to appreciate the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. Or, you can stay dry and hide inside to enjoy...

Some of the many things that tourists to Japan have on their to-do lists include getting to experience the different beautiful seasons of Japan, visiting the numerous sights and attractions there is to see, and of course, they do not forget to have a taste of the unlimited number...

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