2017 January

What Is Japan’s “Silver Market”? What Are Some of The “Silver Goods”?

We all know how technologically advanced Japan is as a country. The Japanese are more tech-savvy than anyone else in the world. From small electric Itazura coin banks to huge magnetic bullet trains, the country is famous for its technological innovations. As Japan advances in every field, its population is aging rapidly. You must have…

Want to See and Enjoy Tokyo Affordably in One Day? Check This!

At the mention of Tokyo (東京), I am sure everyone has the idea that it is a costly place to visit. However, this is not 100 percent true. Just recently, my friend and I spent a day traveling around Tokyo area in, what I would say, an economical way. So how did we do that?…

This Horror Anime Uses the Traditional Japanese Storytelling Kamishibai

After a festive Christmas celebration and an optimistic look to the new year, an anime that uses Japan’s traditional way of storytelling makes us feel like it’s Halloween all over again. Yamishibai (闇芝居): Japanese Ghost Stories returns for its fourth season this January 2017. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, also known as Yami Shibai and Theater…

Visit This Museum in Tokyo and Admire Japanese Artist Hokusai’s Work

Are you a fan of the ukiyo-e superstar, Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)? He is a world-renowned Japanese artist of the Edo period. A museum known as the Sumida Hokusai Museum (すみだ北斎美術館) has recently opened in November 2016, which is a dedication to his artworks and masterpieces. It has been designed in ethereal forms and with a…

7 Movies Starring Kento Yamazaki, the Prince of Live-Action Films

In recent years, there has been a rise in young Japanese actors with good potential. Compared to the more well-known ones like Haruma Miura (三浦春馬), who starred in movies like Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人), and Takeru Satoh (佐藤健), who is famous for his roles in Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心), these young Japanese actors add a refreshing…

Try Various Cacao Treats at This Specialty Chocolate Shop in Kanagawa

Chocolate Design Company’s VANILLABEANS opened in the year 2000 as an online shop on Rakuten (楽天). But as their delicious chocolates received the Rakuten Shop of the Year award three years in a row from 2010, they decided to create an actual shop in Yokohama (横浜). The flagship shop near Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) roasts cacao…

Staying in Shinjuku? Check Out These 4 Affordable Business Hotels!

dannychoo.com/ Shinjuku (新宿), being the largest commercial and amusement area in Japan, is a major hub for business. It is frequented by many people due to its many attractions and parks. Because of this, it is quite hard to find a satisfactory business hotel that is affordable. If you’re planning on staying in the area…
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