Monthly Archives: March 2017

If you're a pregnant woman and your due date is approaching, your doctor or midwife will probably ask you how you're going to get to the clinic or hospital when you go into labor. For those who have a car and somebody to drive them this shouldn't be a...

Only a few iconic anime heroes have smoothly transitioned into live-action so far. Among them is the legendary slayer-turned-pacifist Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心) back in 2012. The success of the live-action film prepared the ground for a further two-part live-action sequel, a gender-flipped stage play, a spin-off manga and a...

Fukuoka (福岡) is a famous sightseeing destination in Japan owing to its fascinating attractions. It is even lovelier during the spring season and many visitors flock to the city when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Different parks become painted in pink, making them ideal hanami or flower...

While traveling in Japan, you are bound to come across a shrine regardless of where you are. Be it big or small, old or new, these sacred places of worship are unique in their own ways. These shrines, which are well-known for boosting one's luck in love or chances...

The most popular means to explore Japan is through the Japan Railways (JR). It is very convenient, especially for tourists who enjoy the advantage of all-you-can-ride passes to different parts of the country. To commemorate JR East's 30th anniversary, they will be releasing a special pass called the "JR...

Garden Necklace YOKOHAMA is once again happening in the port city, Yokohama (横浜)! As a part of the 33rd National Urban Greenery Fair (全国都市緑化フェア), the City of Yokohama will be decorated with over a million flowers in an effort to promote nature preservation and a greener city. yokohama-fair2017.city.yokohama.lg.jp/ Even though Yokohama...

Obihiro (帯広) is an important economic and political center located in the Tokachi plain (十勝平野) of Hokkaido prefecture. The city's population isn't very high, but it offers a lot of things to do. It is considered to be one of the cleanest cities in Japan, even nominated as a...

Arashiyama (嵐山), Kyoto (京都) is one of Japan's best sightseeing spots. With its traditional atmosphere and beautiful views of cherry blossom trees during springtime, who wouldn't want to visit? If you don't know your way around, however, you could be wasting time and energy instead of enjoying its scenery. This...

What do you usually do when you arrive in Japan too early for your hotel check-in time? Most people probably want to look around and explore. However, it's a big hassle walking around when you have big suitcases with you. There's actually a new online service called "Ecbo Cloak"...

In the past few years, the number of tourists visiting Japan has been rising year after year, and will surely only continue to increase as the Olympics approach. But while that may still be a few years away, many tourists should still check out Japan for the unique experiences...

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