2017

Go on a Thrilling Hike and Spot this Fantastic Cave Temple in Tottori Prefecture!

Out of all the important designated sites in Japan, Sanbutsu-ji Temple and Nageire-do Hall in Tottori can be termed the two of the most dangerous because of their locations on Mt. Mitoku. Said to have been built in the 8th century A.D., the temple, together with its cliff-hanging halls, is one of the oldest religious…

Visit Kerama Shoto National Park in Okinawa, One of the Best Diving Spots in Japan

Okinawa needs no introduction. It is widely known as one of the best places in the world to enjoy the warm weather and friendly locals. Visitors can also enjoy fun activities such as scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling. Okinawa has nearly 20 islands of different sizes. This includes the Kerama Islands, which are surrounded by…

30 Great Hotels in Amazing Akihabara For a Perfect Stay in Tokyo in 2017!

Akihabara, also known as Akiba, is a district of Tokyo which attracts people for its stunning neon streets and fun gaming culture. Commonly referred to as the Electric Town of Tokyo, this area is filled to the brim with electronics shops, gaming arcades, maid cafes, and a selection of unique restaurants and bars. Visitors can…

Take a Look at These 30 Stunning Hotels in Ginza For a Great Trip in 2017!

Ginza is known as the fashion capital of Tokyo and is a district filled with designer stores, beautiful streets, and popular restaurants. If you’re looking for the latest trends and an unbeatable choice of stores and styles, this is the place to be. Ginza is home to the famous Wako department store, the popular Kabukiza…

Looking for Vegan Food in Kamakura? Check Out These 3 Amazing Restaurants!

If you’re vegan and thinking of traveling to Japan, you might be worried about finding places to eat – especially if you don’t speak the language – as Japan doesn’t have the best reputation for animal-free food. But fear not! There are plenty of restaurants that cater for vegans here, particularly in the larger cities.…

3 Interesting Things to Do in Hateruma, the Southernmost Island of Japan

Yaeyama Islands are a bunch of unique islands that are very rich in nature and home to several mysteries in Japan. They are located in the middle of East China Sea, between Taiwan and the main island of Okinawa. There are many places to have a relaxing time in this region, one of which is…

Love Japanese Noodles? Check Out the Tokyo Ramen Show 2017!

Ramen is a noodle dish which originated in China but has since been established as a very popular dining option in Japan. Various flavors, toppings, and side dishes make ramen a versatile and filling dish that is the favorite of many Japanese and foreign people alike. Varieties of ramen primarily include miso, tonkotsu (pork bone),…

3 Great Reading Practice Materials for Intermediate Japanese Learners

When learning Japanese, it is crucial that you keep using what you’ve learned all the time, else you will oftentimes find yourself forgetting things. One of the best ways to relax and also practice Japanese is to read, whether it be a book, manga, or the news. However, as an intermediate student, it can be…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…
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