2015 April

Saya no Yu Dokoro: The Most Relaxing Hot Spring in the Middle of Tokyo!

Traveling around Tokyo is very exciting but sometimes it can make you quite tired and eager to relax. If you need to forget about the busy days, hot spring is your best bet. Usually, hot springs are located near the mountains but there are a few places where you could have real onsen experience within…

The best Hokkaido Festival in Tokyo!

Small Hokkaido in the heart of Tokyo youtube.com/ Have you ever been to Hokkaido? I haven’t been to Hokkaido yet, but to Hokkaido Festival? Yes I have gone there last year, when I was in Tokyo. This photo taken by me when I visited there last year. Author’s photo So, what is the most well…

Kimono: The Most Basic Term For Traditional Japanese Dress

Kimono suehirokaihatu.co.jp/ Japan is known worldwide for the beauty of the kimono. The word itself is actually a generic term used to refer to many styles of traditional Japanese dress, and is comprised of two characters: 着, meaning “wear”, and 物, meaning “thing”, thus, “ki-mono”. But the most famous and luxurious of these traditional styles…

Visit Geibikei Gorge in Rural Iwate Prefecture!

Geibikei Gorge, located in Ichinoseki city, Iwate, is a bit of a hidden gem in Japan. Not to be confused with a smaller attraction nearby named Gembikei, Geibikei Gorge is a 2 kilometer gorge carved out by the Satetsu River. The cliffs here are over 50 meters tall, and the scenery is beautiful. What makes…

Cute Japanese Kokeshi Wooden Dolls

Kokeshi history poupeekokeshi.wordpress.com/ Do you know of or maybe have seen the Japanese wooden dolls? These dolls are desinged really simple, with no arms or legs. Perhaps, if you look at a picture, you will recognise them! So, what are they called in Japanese? They are called “Kokeshi”. The first “Kokeshi” came from Togatta Onsen…

Purikura, a must-have photo from Japan!

What does Purikura mean? yanana87.blog49.fc2.com/ Do you like photo booth pictures? Go with your girlfriend/ or boyfriend, and maybe with your friends? I recommend you to try the incredible photo booths when you visit Japan. They are called “Purikura” in Japanese. “Purikura” consists of two words, “Purinto” which means print and “Kurabu” means club in…

Ueno Zoological Gardens: Best place to go with kids!

ueno.keizai.biz/ If you visit Japan with your family, especially for your kids, they would like to go to the zoo. Ueno Zoological Gardens is one of my recommended zoo in Japan. It is biggest and oldest zoo in Tokyo and located in Ueno Park. When was it opened? -It was opened since 1882. Viewing areas…

3 Food Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Yokohama

Just a few minutes from Tokyo, Yokohama is becoming more popular for visitors due to its growing number of tourist attractions. Why not visit the place where its Cosmo clock Ferris wheel is one of the biggest, its China Town is also one of the biggest, it has zoos and amusement parks, and not to…

Japanese Teenagers and Purikura Photo Booths

When you are visiting Japan you may notice many photo boxes which are decorated a lot more than the ones you may usual see in your own country, this is certainly true back in the UK. In England photo booths are a rather boring affair solely used to take passport and driving license pictures, and…

The 3 Yummiest Types of Donburi

What is Donburi? twitter.com/ Do you know Donburi? I think Katsu don is slightly famous all over the world. Donburi is one of the Japanese style meals. Donburi is served in a bowl which has rice and meat or seafood commonly. Although the variations of Donburi are countless and these days, many Donburis are getting…
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