2015 May

The 2 Best Parks for Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) in Sakura Season

I’m very excited every time spring comes closer because I have a special thing I really want to do in spring. That is “Hanami”. Have you heard of it before? If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, I will tell you about it in this article! What is Hanami? jp.fotolia.com/ In short, Hanami…

Arabian Night Restaurant In Sendai

If your are a new visitor in Japan, authentic Japanese food is something that you would like to try, however, if you are a resident and would like to try something new, check this oriental restaurant in Sendai. Today, I recommend you to visit the Palestinian Dining Zaytoon in Sendai, located just a few minutes…

The biggest festival of Osaka, Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) is one of the three popular festivals alongside the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and Gion Festival in Kyoto. It is also the biggest summer festival in Osaka and is an annual event held on 24-25 of July. Tenjin Matsuri is an ancient event that first took place in 951 as purification rites…

Checklist: 6 Essential Things to Consider in Packing for Japan Travel

Have you ever asked yourself what should be in your luggage when you travel to Japan? Aside from your beauty regimen, toothbrush, handy dictionary/translator, passport, and money. Well, below is a checklist for what to bring when going to Japan. 1. Address jp.fotolia.com/ Always bring with you the full address of the hotel or place…

10 Japanese Animations to Bring Back Those Childhood Memories

I am sure that all of you have seen Japanese cartoon movies on tv a some stage. Also, maybe many of you have a favorite that reminds you of your childhood! Yes, there is no doubt that Japan has many great cartoons that have also been on show in many other countries. Some of them…

Enchanted Kyoto! A Short list of 4 Beautiful Places to Visit

Kyoto is a big place. Being a historical city, it is home to hundreds of shrines and castles. The city is even known as The City With Ten Thousand Shrines, that is the number of shrines you will come across when searching for places to visit in the area. To add to the confusion, 17…

Fun Sports Festival in Japan

Undokai The Sports Festival Tradition In elementary schools and junior high schools in Japan, Sports Festival or Undokai in Japanese, is usually held on Saturday or Sunday in spring (May-June) or autumn (September-October). Students and teachers do a lot of preparation for this school-based community-wide event. They spent several weeks practicing to make this event…

Green Guide in Nagatoro, Saitama

Nagatoro near Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture, has been listed as one of the must visit place in Japan Green Guide Michelin. Nagatoro has many beautiful scenic spots including Nagatoro Iwadatami. Iwadatami literally means ‘Japanese rock flooring’. The area consists of 80-meter wide and half a kilometre long layered rocks along the Arakawa river. Japan…

4 Iconic Japanese Inventions Still Commonly Used Today

Have you ever thought which country things you use or do today come from? Perhaps you have, and some things may even come from Japan! I want to show you the most iconic inventions that came from Japan in this article. 1. Cup noodle ja.wikipedia.org/ I can imagine your face when you see this! This…

Top 5 Stores to Cover All Your Shopping Needs While in Japan!

While in Japan, all must know the popular and leading brands, whether it is Uniqlo for clothes or Aeon for groceries and retailing. Here is the list of the top five stores which rule Japan’s market scene. A must know for everyone residing in Japan! 1. Uniqlo freshlyeducatedmen.com/ Type: Clothes wear Who doesn’t wear a…
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