2017 May

Passion for Adventure? Join these 3 Thrilling Activity Tours in Japan

Are you an outgoing person full of energy and passion for action? If so, then Outdoor Japan Adventures is offering several exciting tours that are sure to be right up your street. Whether your adventure level is beginner, moderate or advanced, you can choose from a variety of sporty activities to get you going. Many…

Can You Trick Your Brain into Eating Less with Japan’s “Diet Goggles”?

Japan is a very communal country and as such, one of the things Japanese people avoid is sticking out. There is a strong pursuit to be “just like everyone else.” This kind of thinking can be seen even in the way they take care of their bodies. Asians are usually on the slimmer side, especially…

Have a Healthy Meal at These 3 Restaurants near Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Japan

You are probably already familiar with Nikko Toshogu (日光東照宮), a Shinto shrine in Tochigi Prefecture that was established in 1617. Many people around the world would like to see this shrine, making it a popular tourist destination. There are various things to see around the area which makes it an exhausting day for tourists. Many…

Run for Your Life! Can You Survive This ‘Biohazard Zombie Rush’ Event in Tokyo?

It’s not yet Halloween but Japan has already started organizing scary yet fun events. One of these is a two-kilometer run based on the popular horror game, Biohazard (バイオハザード). This fun run event will allow participants to choose between becoming a survivor or a zombie. There will also be a cosplay competition, a talk show,…

Explore Japan’s Northernmost City by Visiting These 5 Spots in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Going farther north than Wakkanai (稚内) and Cape Soya (宗谷岬) would be quite difficult as they are the northernmost points of Japan. What’s after? Russia. But Wakkanai is not just the northernmost city of Japan, it is also the northernmost city you can access by train, and the only one I have seen where signs…

The Adorable Korilakkuma and Its Cafe Is Back for a Limited Time in Japan!

In winter 2016-2017, a Korilakkuma Café (コリラックマカフェ) was opened for a limited time in Japan and reservations were quickly booked out. The good news is that it’s back again for another run! If you are in Japan this May and June 2017, definitely take your chance, especially if you are a fan of this cute…

How Many of These Ghosts from Japanese Folklore Do You Know?

You’ve probably come across the term “yokai (妖怪)” in Japanese. These are supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. They encompass several legends from all parts of Japan and all periods of Japanese history. The ancient times were abundant with these kinds of folktales which have been passed from generations to generations. Until now,…

New Best Shopping Spot in Shibuya: Don Quijote Discount Store Gets a Makeover!

For those not yet familiar with the Don Quijote store, you’re in for a treat! Don Quijote, nicknamed “Donki” by locals, is a huge discount store like no other. Found all over Japan, Donki sells pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need from electronics and household items to fancy dress and…

Discover the Best Things to Do in Japan in 2018 with Our Area Guide

Japan enjoyed nearly twenty million tourists in 2016 and the number is only expected to increase with time. This incredible country of innovation, tradition, excellent food and world-leading entertainment has captured the hearts of travellers around the world. As the largest metropolitan area in the world, it goes without saying that the number of things…
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