2017

Rainy Day on Yakushima? Here Are 3 Activities You Can Enjoy Whatever the Weather

As the saying goes, “On Yakushima (屋久島), it rains 35 days a month!” So the chances of you experiencing a bit of precipitation on your trip to this beautiful island are pretty high. However, this doesn’t have to put a dampener on your visit. You can still enjoy the island’s world-famous hiking trails in the…

Celebrate Your Birth Month With Japan’s New and Fancy Birthstone Kit Kats!

Kit Kat Chocolatory celebrates our birth month with its newest Birthstone Series. Find out more about these new fancy confectionery from one of the world’s most popular chocolate bar, Kit Kat! Nature of Birthstones jp.fotolia.com/ Birthstones are said to bring luck and protection to its bearer. Different kinds of precious gems are assigned for each…

What Shocking Thing Did This Japanese Train Company Do and Why Did It Apologize?

Japan is recognized for many things around the world, and one of these things is trains running on time. In a world where many countries struggle with aging transport systems and consistent delays and complaints, Japan is famed for having high-quality trains and punctual services. The latest news, then, of a train company in Japan…

Don’t Miss Out on These 2 Interesting Events in Japan This December 2017!

December is just a few weeks away and many people are already excited about Christmas. Though the Christmas season is not a major event in Japan, it has been gaining recognition in the recent years. Aside from Christmas, there are other things in Japan that you should be looking forward to in the month of…

Check Out This New Japanese Treat Brought to Us by Tokyo Banana and Kit Kat!

What happens when you combine the two most sought-after souvenirs in Japan? You get an irresistible new flavor of your favorite Kit Kat! Have a taste of the TOKYO BANANA x KITKAT! TOKYO BANANA A post shared by @carlyoen on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:51am PDT TOKYO BANANA is a banana custard-filled sponge cake shaped…

Spend Quality Time With Your Children at These 2 Kid-Friendly Cafes in Tokyo

It is not impossible to find kid-friendly places in Japan’s capital city. Besides having kid-friendly parks and historical sites, there are also kid-friendly cafes where you can spend some quality time with your children. If you ever find yourself exhausted after a long day of shopping with your kids, hang out and rest at these…

Looking for Bouldering Gyms in Japan? Here Are 2 of the Best in Kyoto

Are you an active person who likes rock climbing? If you have good stamina and finger strength, you might want to consider bouldering in Kyoto. Since Kyoto is a busy city, bouldering gyms serve as substitutes for rocky mountains in countrysides. This form of rock climbing’s growing popularity is evident in the number of bouldering…

Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

You’ll Never Miss Halloween at This Spooky Ghost-Themed Bar in Tokyo!

Halloween may be over but not for this izakaya (Japanese pub) in Tokyo called “Yurei” which celebrates the event all throughout the year. The bar is quite amusing with all its spooky decorations and eerie chant music. It is full of creepy elements, from bloody dishes to ghostly servers. They also have a lot of…
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