2017 May

32 Recommended Luxury Hotels in Tokyo You Should Stay at in 2017!

Japan attracted almost 20 million tourists in 2016 and with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo (東京) Olympics, that number is only expected to increase. Tokyo, the glamorous and fashionable capital of Japan, is a fantastic city hosting hundreds of things to do, from the historical and traditional to the fashionable and futuristic. No matter what your…

Will This Interesting Video Help Drivers in Japan Practice Road Safety?

Recently, various deaths and injuries in relation to reckless driving have been happening in Japan. Though most drivers in Japan are careful and polite, accidents can still happen, especially when drivers are careless. In line with this, a campaign in Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) has been started through a video which highlights the importance of road…

See the Starry Skies of Hawaii at This Planetarium Event in Tokyo

Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU (コニカミノルタプラネタリウム 天空) at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN (東京スカイツリータウン) is starting a new event from the 20th of May, 2017. The new program is called “Aloha Spirits: Hawaii, an Island Full of Stars (アロハスピリッツ: 星降る島ハワイ).” You can experience Hawaii Island’s beautiful starry sky through this new planetarium program! Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU Konica…

Do You Know How to Bring Medicine for Personal Use into Japan?

Are you constantly on medication? Do you have to bring your medicine along with you to Japan for personal use? Are you a makeup diva who has a lot of cosmetics to be brought into Japan? Whatever reason you have, there are some rules you should keep in mind and follow. The Health Care System…

Did You Know That You Can Travel to Japan by Sea? Find Out How Here!

Japan is an archipelago that is accessible either by air or by sea. Millions of people from different parts of the world travel to the country by air. But have you ever thought of visiting Japan by boat? It is actually a convenient and affordable way to get to the country if you are looking…

6 Things to Do in Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn’t let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with a twist where locals and tourists…

Japan Celebrates as Princess Mako of Akishino Gets Engaged!

On the 16th of May 2017, it was announced that Princess Mako (眞子さま), a 25-year-old Japanese Princess, had been engaged. Her marriage is expected in the next year. The Japanese people are happy and in a mood for celebration because of this good news. Princess Mako of Akishino (秋篠宮) is the first granddaughter of Emperor…

How Do You Bring a Sword In and Out of Japan? All About Japanese Sword Laws

Japan is famous for its martial arts such as Karate (空手), Judo (柔道), Kendo (剣道), Aikido (合気道), Jujutsu (柔術), Sumo (相撲), and others. Some of these martial arts, especially Kendo, involve swordsmanship which makes them interesting activities. Many people practice using a bamboo sword or a plastic sword at a training school since it is…

The 4 Best Things to Do in Marunouchi to Make You Fall in Love with Tokyo

Marunouchi is a modern-looking district found at the very heart of Tokyo, just a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The name Marunouchi translates as “inside the circle” and originates from its location inside the palace walls of the Edo Castle hundreds of years ago. Originally inhabited by some of the country’s…

11 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…
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