2015 March

Hitachi Seaside Park: Earthly Paradise in Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園), also known as Hitachi Kaihin is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. Hitachi Kaihin is a sprawling 470-acre public park located in Hitachi, Ibaraki, near Ajigaura Beach. thisiscolossal.com/ boredpanda.com/ These fairy tale-like sceneries are not digital images of our most vivid dreams, they are real photos taken at…

Chureito Pagoda and Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is arguably one of the most recognisable and iconic aspects of Japanese scenery, representing both the beauty of it’s landscape and spiritual ideology. For centuries Mount Fuji has been admired by the Japanese and worshipped in both Shintoism and Buddhism and has been the subject of many famous artworks especially from Ando Hiroshige…

What Type of Kimono Would Suit You Best?

Over the years Kimono has been known as a traditional clothing in Japan most especially for women. It is the most basic common term for traditional Japanese dress. Who would have thought that there are actually various types of Kimonos in Japan and each type has a corresponding meaning behind, depending on the occasion or…

Oshogatsu: New Year’s in Japan

Author’s photo: Go to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa if seeking business prosperity The single most important holiday in Japan is undoubtedly Oshogatsu. Rich in religious tradition, Japanese New Year is a time to be thankful the current year ended safely and to invite luck and success for the next. Most Japanese families are on vacation…

Osaka Castle vs Nagoya Castle!

Castle is an important building in Japan. In Japan, castles were built as a place to guard from enemy attack or for military defence. Built in 15th – 16th century, castles in Japan have passed some period of reconstruction, mostly because of burned down. Now a day castles are used as a museum and people…

Stop by Inuyama City and make your trip to Japan unforgettable!

Inuyama is the name of the city located in Aichi prefecture, about 40 km away from Nagoya. Because of its beautiful nature and historical legacies, Inuyama has become one of the famous tourist destinations in Japan. People tend to say that Inuyama is only famous for its castle, but there is more to see in…

10 Affordable Gifts from Japan

When you visit a foreign country, you might want to get some things that are difficult to find in your own country. Same with Japan, you might want to find some unique things that you can buy from Japan either for yourself or for your friends / family. Of course, there are many interesting things…

Japanese dogs, the internet stars!

When you come over to Japan you will notice that Japanese people love animals and most particularly dogs. That’s why you might see the two most famous Japanese dog breeds that we are going to speak about. Shiba Ken petguide.com/ First of all there is very cute Shiba Ken (or Shiba Inu) breed which is…

4 most popular night activities in Japan

Whether you enjoy going out to a bar for a drink, taking your partner to a movie, or just hanging out with your friends, Japan has a variety of different activities and places for you to sample! Here is a short list of popular activities and locations that most Japanese engage themselves in when it’s…

Miyajima, the land of Gods and humans

Officially named Itsukushima (厳島), Miyajima is an island in the western Inland Sea of Japan (Seto Naikai), located northwest of Hiroshima prefecture. It is also known as the sacred island, literally meaning the Shrine Island, where visitors can sense the harmony between humans and nature. Not only for all those, who are looking for spiritual…
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