2016 October

Indulge in the Arts While in Nature at This 2016 Art Fest in Ibaraki

At the mention of art exhibitions, most people would imagine doing it in the confines of a nicely designed museum with high ceilings, big spaces, and in air-conditioned comfort. However, have you ever wanted to do the same while being surrounded by nature? If so, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県) has the perfect event for you this…

Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Looking for Celebrities to Follow? How About These 3 Japanese Actors?

Instagram has currently over 500 million users and more and more Japanese celebrities are joining this picture/video-sharing social networking site. Some of the latest additions to the growing number of popular Japanese actors on Instagram are Yamazaki Kento, Takayuki Yamada, and Nobuyuki Suzuki. 1. Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人) A post shared by 山﨑賢人 (@kentooyamazaki) on Aug…

Hurry and Check These 2 Limited-Time Themed Cafes in Tokyo!

It has become a norm and a way of pleasing fans to open cafes with the themes of their favorite manga, anime, or movies. Usually, the cafes are opened for a limited period of time only which causes fans to be more excited about them. They can’t wait to try them out in hopes that…

Do You Know That 2 Out of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Are in Tokyo?

The most awaited annual release of the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has come out for 2016. As expected, Japan was well represented in the top 100. However, 2 restaurants from Tokyo made it to the top 50! They are RyuGin and Narisawa. 1. RyuGin (龍吟) theworlds50best.com/ In an unassuming block in Roppongi…

Enjoy Basking in the Sun at This Beachfront Hotel in Okinawa

Here’s another destination for beach lovers out there! A newly opened beachfront property of Best Western has opened its doors to all tourists and local people in Okinawa. It is a 10-story hotel suitable for people wanting to explore the island which is already famed as one of the summer destinations in Japan. It offers…

Have the Best Time at Tokyo Dome City with These 4 Must-Try Attractions

Tokyo Dome is known for staging several varieties of events all throughout the year. However, it is not only a place for international sporting events but also a destination for many attractions where children and adults can enjoy. The general entertainment and amusement park facility within Tokyo Dome City is Tokyo Dome City Attractions. It…

Where to Buy Lolita Fashion? Check These 4 Japanese Brands Out!

Lolita is a beautiful fashion craze seen along the fashionable streets of Japan. Women of all ages dress in clothes with frills, laces, and patterned fabrics decorated with even more ruffles. Its popularity paved the way for an enormous fashion industry where several brands sprung from. If you’d like to swim into the Lolita fashion,…

Drive Along This Road in Hokkaido and Visit These 8 Beautiful Gardens

If you are looking for some places to go to in Hokkaido (北海道), the Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道) may be the perfect place for you to visit! My family and I recently flew to Hokkaido and rented a car to drive along this road and I can definitely say that the various gardens are worth…

Live Out Your Mermaid Dreams With This ‘Mermaid Tour’ in Japan

Have you ever fantasized of becoming a mermaid? Here’s the answer to your longtime dream. (Finally!) Rising Asia, a Japanese tour company, is offering a package tour to people who want to live out their maritime fantasies. They are giving them the chance to dress in colorful mermaid tails where a photographer captures their photos…
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