2016 August

The Sanrio Boys Are Having Their Own Smartphone Game Soon!

The popular brand Sanrio has a large number of characters from their extensive list to introduce to all of us. But within that list, the closest that would represent anime characters would be their group of five “ikemen” (good-looking) guys, the Sanrio Boys. Background of the Sanrio Boys The Sanrio Boys consists of five high…

Admire the Beauty of Japanese Nature at This Garden in Takamatsu

Ritsurin Garden is a famous historical garden situated in the city of Takamatsu. It is designated as a “Special Place of Scenic Beauty” in Japan which was created in the latter half of the 16th century. It took 200 years for the garden to be nurtured into its present exquisite refinement. With its scenic tapestry…

New Korean Dessert in Harajuku Melts Like Snowflakes on Your Tongue!

Japan is famous (or rather infamous) for their insanely hot and humid summers. I thank God daily for the ubiquitous cold drink vending machines and the “combini” or convenience stores all over Japan. However, there is nothing like a cool dessert to satisfy not only your sweet tooth but also help you survive the Japanese…

Wanna Experience Japan in Less Than 2 Hours? Take This Tour!

For those lucky enough to live in Japan, one knows how amazing it is. For those luckier enough to actually travel within the regions, one definitely knows how each prefecture can seem like its own country with its own customs, seasons, and especially food. One only has to look at the multiple regional varieties of…

Delicious Gyoza and Awesome Cheap Eats at Dumpling King in Japan!

Chinese food is popular with locals and expats alike in Japan, and where better to get some delicious Chinese grub than at a branch of the popular Dumpling King chain? You can find a Dumpling King (餃子の王将) in almost every prefecture in Japan and their popularity is evident through the length of queues to get…

Traveling To Kyushu? Visit These 3 Beautiful Places in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is located in Kyushu, an island which is often compared to Italy’s Naples. It has a relatively hot climate with a distinct and rich food culture. It is the birthplace of many snacks and popular timeless sweets in Japan. Apart from this, it is also home to a very traditional Japanese beverage called ‘shochu’.…

In Need of an Escape? Drop by This Cafe and Antique Shop in Kumamoto!

If you’re a traveller, you’ll know that feeling when you stumble onto something special – whether it’s a cafe, shop, restaurant, tourist attraction or scenic spot, in Kumamoto is one such place. Set in a scenic backdrop of rolling hills, this tiny cafe and antiques store is a little slice of heaven that is quite…

Going to Miyajima? Don’t Miss This Famous Buddhist Temple!

Popularly known as the Island of the Gods, Miyajima is regarded as one of the most scenic places you can find in Japan. It is rich in virgin forests, well-preserved shrines and temples, and historical monuments. It is said that Daihonzan Daisho-in (大本山大聖院) is the oldest temple on the island, and it can be found…

Enjoy French Cuisine at Bistro Todoroki-tei in Kanazawa!

Japan has so many Western-style restaurants, izakayas, or bistros worth visiting. One of these will bring you back to the Taisho period where restaurants with gorgeous dining rooms were a common setting. The place is called Todoroki-tei which is located in Higashiyama of Kanazawa City, a perfect place for a romantic dining experience. The place…
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