2017 March

Travel Back in Time to the Edo Period at this Museum in Osaka!

It is true that there are many historical buildings and monuments in the Kansai (関西) region alone or, in fact, throughout Japan. But how often do you get to stroll through a street with Edo period (江戸時代) buildings without the interference of a modern landscape? A visit to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living…

Taste Delicious Scones and Other Baked Goods at This Quaint Bakery in Tokyo!

Scones are usually made from flour, butter, and milk, but an adorable little bakery located in Tokyo (東京) is famous for their soft and fluffy yet not too dry scones made from heavy cream. Find out more about this place and their pastries below! Quignon (キイニョン) quignon.co.jp/ The word “quignon” means “the edge of a…

De-Stress at These 3 Hotels in Sapporo with Perfect Nighttime Views of the City

Sapporo (札幌) is one of Japan’s youngest major cities. It has a rich history, a great geography, a vibrant culture, a robust economy, and so many tourist destinations. It is home to numerous renowned attractions great for learning history, shopping, taking day trips, seeing beautiful views, and much more. After embarking on a whole day…

3 Hakata Ramen Restaurants that Everyone Visiting Fukuoka Must Try!

Hakata (博多) is a district of Fukuoka City (福岡市) in Japan which serves as an important location for sightseeing and traffic. Thanks to its rich history and variety of things to do and see, this district is becoming an international hub with a big influx of tourists from other Asian countries visiting daily. There are…

New, Revolutionary Japanese Taxi Service for Pregnant Women in Iwate!

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 problem, but what about those who…

7 Ways to Enjoy Japanese Manga Rurouni Kenshin

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 series of Sumi-e art works. But…

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka? Here Are 3 Lovely Parks to Check Out!

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 viewing spots. If you’re planning on…

Give Your Love Luck a Boost at These 3 Famous Shrines in Okinawa and Kyushu!

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 of finding a life partner, are…

Have a Multi-Leg Journey to Far-Flung Regions in Japan with This Limited JR Pass

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 East 30th Anniversary Pass (JR東⽇本30周年記念パス),” which…

Gaze at a Million Different Flowers at This Spring Event in Yokohama!

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 is located right next…
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