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Celebrate Japan’s Bean-Throwing Tradition by Joining These 2 Events in February

Japan has many celebrations and traditions that are relatively unknown by those outside the country. New Year is celebrated differently to the West, and in February, there is an old tradition that is still enjoyed by families, groups of friends, and even co-workers to this day. February is a busy month for events in Japan.…

3 Beautiful Illuminations to Check Out in Tokyo This Winter 2017-2018

As December descends upon us and the end of 2017 quickly approaches, various winter illuminations around Tokyo have begun. Here is a list of three illumination events that you may want to check out this winter. These illuminations, in particular, will be on display until the beginning of 2018 so you have ample of time…

3 Exciting Food Festivals in Tokyo This November 2017 That Foodies Shouldn’t Miss!

Japan is known for its delicious local cuisine as well as unique takes on international dishes. The Japanese take pride in food quality, appearance, and taste, and wherever you travel in Japan, you’re guaranteed to come across local dishes that are unique to their area. This country is also loved for its festivals; there always…

Appreciate the Arts This Golden Week by Visiting These 3 Exhibitions in Tokyo

For all culture lovers out there, here’s great news for you! Since Golden Week 2017 has already started, you may do a little bit of holiday escapism that can inspire and invigorate you. So if you happen to have no plans of going out this holiday, might as well visit some of Tokyo (東京) City’s…

Check Out the Tokyo Police Mascot and His Adorable Safety Video for Kids!

Japan has mascots everywhere, from organizations to different varieties of events. They’ve been created to promote places, regions, businesses and the like. Even the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁) has a mascot! His name is Pipo-kun (ピーポくん). Pipo-kun is a little guy who looks like a mixture of different animals. He likes hovering on police…

Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

Win This Contest to Have Magical “PreCure” Girls Visit Your Home!

Have you ever heard of the Japanese magical girl anime metaseries (a series with several subseries) called “Pretty Cure?” It is an exciting animation which started in February 2004 and has been really popular among elementary school-age girls in the country. Because the series consists of all-female characters, it also has a significant secondary fan…

Beat the Summer Heat and Enjoy a Cold Drink While Riding Tokyo’s Tea Taxis!

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 aim to extend hospitality to passengers…

The New Tokyo Olympics 2020 Logo has Officially Been Released!

Japan will be hosting the Olympics in 2020 and as per every Olympics event, a special logo is created to represent it and recently, the official logo for Olympics 2020 was released. So, take a look and see what you think about the new design. Previous logo design thenextweb.com/ The previous logo that was released…

Is It Really Possible to Watch Sumo for Free in Tokyo?

Japan is known for a wide variety of things – beautiful scenery from sakura blossoms to Mount Fuji, amazing food (anything from natto to sushi) and a fast and easy transportation system. However, no sport is as tied to Japan as sumo is. About Sumo traditionaljapanesesumo.wordpress.com/ For the uninitiated, sumo has quite a long history…
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