2015 December

Celebrate the New Year at Universal Studios Japan’s Count Down Party!

As the year draws closer to its new beginning, I’m sure many of you are making plans and preparations for how to celebrate the upcoming New Year with either your family or friends. Some would opt to make domestic or international trips for the holidays or make plans to visit various attractions all over the…

5 Picturesque Canals to Check Out and Enjoy Nature in Japan

Japan has a lot of canals that are being used for inland transportation and irrigation. There are two types of canals: one used for transportation or waterways, and the other for irrigation or water supply. They also attract many tourists. Here are 6 picturesque canals one should travel through in Japan. 1. Otaru-unga jp.zekkeijapan.com/ Otaru…

2 Must–Go-On Trips in Japan for Avid Nature Lovers

Japan is a totally beautiful place all the year round that needs to be appreciated to the fullest. Japanese have long been appreciating nature through their festivals, songs and folklore. Sometimes, they go on trips to do nothing more than appreciating the beauty of nature that humanity has been blessed with. Here are the two…

The Dangerously Beautiful Japanese Actress Kuriyama Chiaki

Back in 2003, Kuriyama Chiaki (栗山千明) made her Hollywood debut starring in Kill Bill, the highly violent and action-packed movie directed by Quentin Tarantino. Though her role was minor, she left us all speechless with her stunning performance and made Gogo Yubari one of our favorite movie villains. To some Western viewers, she might look…

Hachimantai Ski Resort: The Perfect Place for Winter Holidays!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It is about that time of the year when families get a nice long holiday. Deciding the destination can be really time-consuming so I am suggesting a beautiful winter destination somewhere in the slopes of Japan. The Hachimantai Ski Resort is renowned for its amazing powder snow which has…

Bandai is Releasing the Limited Dragon Ball Shenron Cushion!

Growing up, I always had more affinity towards animals than people. I just used to think that humans, in general, looked less attractive than animals among which even the ugliest ones still looked pretty cute to me. Thus, in most cartoons or comics, my favorite characters were always non-human characters, like Shenron in the Dragonball…

Den–Den Town: Osaka’s Otaku Paradise!

When we mention Otaku Paradise, the first thing that comes to mind is always Akihabara. Yet if you are living / traveling in Kansai area, the nearest Otaku Paradise is always Nipponbashi (日本橋); or to fellow Otakus, better known as Den-Den Town! Den-Den Town flickr.com/ Located near Sakaisuji Line Ebisucho Station, Den-Den Town is very…

3 Delicious Food Specialties Not to Miss When Visiting Iwakuni, Yamaguchi!

Located on the west side of Japan is Yamaguchi, a prefecture that is about a 5-hour train ride by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Yamaguchi is popular for its Kintai Bridge that is located in Iwakuni and is also a prefecture that is popular during spring for the sakura hanami. But aside from that, there are many…

All About Ganguro, the Rebellious Japanese Fashion Trend

Such is the world of fashion. One day you’re in, and then the next you’re out of style. Once upon a time, there was a rebellious trend that went against the very concept of “white is beautiful” that is rampant in Japan, which is popularly known as “ganguro” (which literally means “very black”). How has…
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