2015 April

The reason Japanese wear surgical masks might surprise you

If you have ever been to a high polluted country, you might have seen people there wearing a mask to protect their lungs from pollution outside their homes. China is one example, where pollution is even measured on a daily basis and announced so people can prepare themselves. Is it the same for Japan? No,…

3 Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Have you decided which place to go to on your first trip to Japan? Read the three reason why Kyoto is the best place for all the first-timers and make sure to reserve your trip right away! 1. Home of 17 Unesco Heritage Sites coloursandlight.com/ Kyoto has 14 Unesco Heritage Sites and it’s located nearby…

Visit the biggest aquarium in Japan: Churaumi, Okinawa

Marine life paradise Author’s photo Do you like marine life or sea? If so, you definetely also like aquariums. Just don’t get shocked by this Japanese biggest aquarium, which is located in Okinawa, Japan. It is called “Churaumi Aquarium”. “Churaumi Aquarium” is well known as the best aquarium in Japan. Why do I recommend this…

ATTENTION! The Straw Hat Crew has claimed the symbol of Tokyo!

This is the news for all One piece lovers all over the world (well, even if you are not one, you can still take a peek). So, for the first time in the history of One Piece, a One piece theme park is finally here! Tokyo tower is now the one and only place where…

Ceramic festival of Tajimi, Gifu

Author’s photo Gifu prefecture and especially Tajimi is famous for its ceramics. This place is known to be producing around half the amount of ceramic wares and tiles of entire Japan. There are a lot of large and small scale ceramic producers around this area. Every year, during the second weekend days of April, there…

Travel back to your childhood! Doraemon museum

You ought to know Have you ever heard of Doraemon? It is one of the most famous animes in Japan that has even gone international. I was watching Doraemon since I was child, and I thought it was really interesting and the funniest anime ever. I still watch it sometimes eve though I’m already in…

Harajuku, Tokyo: The Cosplay and Fashion Capital of the Universe!

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese fashion? You might say that you think of the Japanese yukata or kimono, a beautiful traditional modest dress featuring various colors and patterns, often accompanied with a paper fan or an umbrella. Others might suggest the lolita fashion, the “bubblegum princess” look that often mixes with…

Extraordinary Customer Service

www.joaf.co.jp/ Politeness seems ubiquitous and quite mandatory in Japan. One very clear example is the courteous shop clerks (店員, ten’in) who are a part of Japan’s famous service industry. In every convenience store, supermarket or small kiosk in every corner of this country, you will find the cheerful clerks who welcome you in their store.…

Are you familiar with Japanese Häagen-Dazs flavors?

Japanese people make traditional sweets with such great creativeness and attention to detail. Today, this creativity can be seen, not only in traditional Japanese confectionery but also through the Japanese versions of foreign treats. Much of the world already knows about the Japanese Kit-Kats, but perhaps only a few know about how Japan transformed Häagen…

4 Most Visited Places in Japan You Ought to See for Yourself

Japan is indeed abundant with picturesque environment making it one of the best places in Asia to visit. From its natural landscapes, its culture, festivities, and even man-made creations, Japan has been known to have it all. With the hundreds and even thousands places worth visiting around the country, it is understandable if you would…
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