2017 June

77 Luxury Hotels and Ryokans for a Relaxing Stay in Shizuoka This 2017

Shizuoka (静岡) is a beautiful prefecture in central Japan, boasting warm weather and home to the iconic tallest mountain in the country, Mt. Fuji (富士山). The southern peninsula, Izu (伊豆), is famous for its gorgeous beaches and hot spring resorts. Shizuoka is easily reachable from Tokyo (東京), and is popular among visitors for its breathtaking…

It’s Becoming Easier for Koreans to Travel in Japan With This New App

Kakao Inc is a tech company based in Seoul, South Korea, and is well-known for its most famous instant messaging application called KaTalk, or KakaoTalk. Kakao is the number one mobile communication app in South Korea, and has expanded to 15 other countries, including Japan. It can be compared to Japan’s LINE app, which is…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Beat the Heat With These Summer Treats From the Hello Kitty Cafe in Odaiba!

Odaiba (お台場) is one of the best places to check out when you have the chance to visit Tokyo (東京). With food, shopping, sights, and many more, you won’t get bored on this artificial island. Located in Odaiba is the continuously-running Café de Miki with Hello Kitty (カフェ ド ミキ ウィズ ハローキティ), and from June…

3 ‘Yaki’ or Grilled Dishes Hailing From Osaka That You Must Try

Osaka (大阪) cuisine is very famous and it sort of inspired other cuisines in Japan with its mouthwatering dishes. The saying that Osakans “eat until they drop,” aka “kuidaore (食い倒れ),” shows that they love food more than anything else. One of the food varieties that they love the most is the grilled or yaki (焼き)…

Enjoy a Delicious Meal and See Summer Fireflies at This Hotel in Tokyo

Japan is a magical place to experience fireflies. It is a symbol of the country’s intriguing beauty during the summer season. There are annual firefly watching events that allow people to see these beautiful creatures, which are now becoming a rare sight. If you haven’t heard of these events before or you’re interested in experiencing…

5 Stage Play Adaptations of Famous Manga to Look Out for in Japan This 2017

The production for the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) stage play, which was set to start in July 2017, has been officially canceled due to the passing of its director of acrobatics. However, there are still plenty of shows to look forward to this 2017. Here are five popular manga (漫画) turned theater productions which both…

Is This Proposed Skyscraper in Tokyo Bay Going to Be the Tallest in the World?

Forget the Empire State Building, Shanghai Tower, Taipei 101, and even Burj Khalifa, Tokyo is all set to build the tallest building on the planet by 2045. It is going to be built on an artificial archipelago in Tokyo Bay (東京湾) and will be named as the “Sky Mile Tower.” Its height is going to…

In Hokkaido This Summer 2017? Don’t Miss These 6 Special Summer Events!

Hakodate (函館) is one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道). Regarded as one of the most enjoyable places to visit, Hakodate attracts tourists due to its historical buildings, beautiful scenery, and great local food. Not only is it a popular destination during winter with its powder snow and illumination events, but it has also…

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…
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