Monthly Archives: November 2015

Whiskey production began a long time ago in Japan. Broadly speaking, the Japanese whiskey is more similar to the Scottish whiskey than any other major styles of whiskey. There are several companies producing whiskey in Japan with the smallest distillery known as "Karuizawa Distillery." Let's take a closer look...

Perhaps one of the main reasons why there is a growing demand for Subaru cars all over the world is because the brand was able to build a reputation of building very safe vehicles. zou1.com/ Just recently this 2015, Subaru XV Crosstrek and Impreza received the top rating of Advanced...

A visit to Lake Towada won’t be complete without a taste of one delicacy that stands out above the rest—the freshly caught sockeye salmon locally known as himemasu. However, there are also other delicacies around the area that locals also recommend with so much pride such as barayaki and...

For many of those who live in Tokyo, the most popular "recreational" destination is the town called "Karuizawa." Karuizawa Hoshino Resort /booked.jp/ It is a sweet escape from the summer heat. It is also an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of an active volcano. There are several places to unmask...

When summer peaks into a boil in the northernmost prefecture of the Land of the Rising Sun in August it marks yet again the annual celebration of the Nebuta Matsuri festival on August 2-7. Millions of crowds gather every year to see the colorful floats parade on the street....

"Matsushima ah! A-ah, Matsushima, ah! Matsushima, ah!". The speechless admiration from Matsuo Bashō, the great poet in Edo period, is exactly the same expression I had at first glance of the beautiful Matsushima. Matushima's small islands onlynativejapan.com/ In my recent trip to Japan, I had one quick stop in Sendai and decided...

The Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori Prefecture is probably one of the many festivals in Japan that is not associated with any religious ceremony or temple; and the brain behind the creation of each float—the nebuta-shi—is responsible in overseeing the production of the festival floats from the beginning to the...

Of course you want to visit Kyoto, recently voted World's Best City by the US magazine Travel + Leisure. It is the land of the most gorgeous and traditional temples, fascinating geisha, and aesthetically pleasing one-of-a-kind sweets. sites.google.com/ Yes, of course we know that you know all about green tea...

Ready for a breathtaking adventure? Come to Tsuruoka city in Yamagata Prefecture and climb Mount Haguro. Mount Haguro, or Hagurosan, is a 2,446 stone step mountain that's part of the 3 sacred mountains in Yamagata Prefecture. While climbing you'll enjoy amazing views and excellent service. You can climb this...

Fanservice basically just means catering to fans in ways that are pleasing to them. It can be as innocent as a simple handshake, photograph, or autograph session with fans. There are also more sexual forms of fanservice which can draw negative attention from non-fans. 1. Encouraging Fan "Ships" Have you...

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