Monthly Archives: August 2016

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hi, readers! This is the Japan Info staff. We wanted to say thank you for always reading our articles and we’ve got a way for you to enjoy them more! Out of all the posts that have been published over the last week (August 15th to 21st) on Japan Info and/or...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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