2015 March

The Perks of Travelling to Japan in the Low Season

Author’s photo When I landed in Japan, the autumn was just “knocking on heaven’s door” – so as to say. And now when it is the Sakura-season, the heaven’s door will opened yet again, inviting millions of tourists from around the world to be enchanted by its magnificence. However, to my surprise, the barren Japanese…

Enjoy Japanese food on a budget!

Japanese food is famous all over the world. For example: Sushi, Tempura, Udon, curry rice, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki, Tonkastu and etc. There are many restaurants to dine at in Japan. This time I will introduce you the reasonable Japanese fast food restaurants. Do you know what a beef bowl is? If you never tried a beef…

Onsens: a national pastime

Onsens are Japanese hot springs for bathing. Bathing in onsens in Japan apparently started as a Buddhist ritual performed by monks. Onsens still remain extremely popular in Japan, which is remarkable considering it is a culture started some 3000 years ago. Yet, its lasting popularity is easily understandable for anyone who has treated herself to…

Fuji-Q Highland’s Terrifying Haunted House Will Chill Your Spine!

Have you ever visited a haunted house or haunted hospital attraction at a theme park? Usually, you only need to spend about 15 minutes inside one of these haunted attractions to test your nerves and maybe experience a couple of jump scares. However, there is a two-storey building in Fuji-Q Highland Theme Park that is…

Most remarkable modern Japanese fashion styles

Maybe you have heard of Japanese remarkable fashion styles! The first thing that came to your mind were probably Kimono(着物)and Yukata(浴衣)! Or maybe Samurai look?
 Of course, some of it is partially true but not totally. In this article, I’d like to tell you about some of the modern remarkable Japanese fashion styles that might…

Only in Japan: Eggs that taste and smell like citrus

Japanese are well-known for their creativity, and this time, they fascinate us again with their agricultural innovation. A while ago they have invented a heart-shaped watermelon, garlic coca-cola, now, they came up with the eggs that taste and smell like citrus, known as Yuzu Tama (short for Yuzu Tamago or Yuzu Egg). finedininglovers.com/ Yuzu Tama…

7 Japanese foods to get you in the mood for spring

In Japan, spring carries images of warmer weather, pink cherry blossoms, and sipping beer or tea at a hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, party. Spring is a time of new beginnings, as the school year and work year begin in April just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, and for the Japanese, spring is…

Japanese Revolutionary 5 Bentos.

I guess Japanese culture be popular all over the world. And sometime that is mixed. So toward good way. A part of them, in this time I focus on Bento Culture from Japan. Bento has been from Heian Era ( in 794 AC) and bento is said “Tonjiki” Tonjiki Tonjiki is really simple Bento making…

The Prevalence of the Gion Matsuri Tradition

Having always read and watched Japanese related events and traditional rituals from a third world country or a country with poor heritage, a desire to lively witness one has always been an unfulfilled desire until the day I set foot on the Gion Matsuri festival that was actually unbelievably more marvelous than the highest of…

Budget Traveling in Japan: Japan Rail Pass and Discount Ticket Shops

Japan may seem like an expensive travel destination, but there are several ways for travelers on a budget to enjoy Japan without digging too far into your wallet. Domestic transportation can be quite expensive in particular, but luckily, here are several ways to combat this. upload.wikimedia.org/ 1. Japan Rail Pass gapyear.com/ The Japan Rail Pass…
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