2017 June

Check Out These 9 Museums in Kurashiki, Okayama Perfect for a Cultural Day Trip

Capturing Insta-worthy photos for your travel experiences might be the goal, but traveling to learn is just as important. People travel to witness new sceneries while learning how foreign cultures differ from their own. And when it comes to rich culture, Japan is a destination that has so much to tell. This is evident in…

5 Japanese Live Action Anime Adaptations You Have to See in 2017

2017 started strong with a whole new array of films set to impress, touch, inspire, and make us admire the movie industry once again. But if it’s about live action adaptations of some of the most notable anime (アニメ) series we all come to love, there’s Japan that makes sure she owns the spotlight. In…

Customize Your Own Blend of Fruits in Tea This Summer in Tokyo and Osaka!

The worldwide tea brand, Lipton, is starting a new event in Japan called “Fruits in Tea” where they will be offering new ways to enjoy a combination of fruits and tea this summer season. There will be two pop-up stores during this special summertime event, one in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京) from June 28 to…

3 Gourmet Dishes From Kumamoto, Japan Perfect to Eat Throughout the Year

Kumamoto (熊本) is a city on the Japanese island of Kyushu (九州), popular for its mountains, hot springs, and gardens. It is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県) which is also known for its castle. The city feels like a large neighborhood where people can stroll around and visit historic and scenic sites. Besides…

Have Fun and Go on Rides With Your Beloved Pooch at Fuji-Q Highland This Summer!

Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is a popular amusement park in Japan which has been attracting several day-trippers from Tokyo (東京). Though it is not that famous compared to Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド), it offers heart-pounding and thrilling rides which plummet down from tall heights. This summer 2017, it has introduced Fuji-Q Wanland (富士急わんランド), an event that allows…

Appreciate Contemporary Art in a Unique Setting at This Unmissable Event in Osaka

ART OSAKA (アート大阪) is an annual summer art fair and is one of the large art festivals in Japan. 2017 will mark its 15th year and for this year’s edition, 54 art galleries from within Japan and from other countries will be participating. ART OSAKA is an interesting event where hotel rooms are used as…

A New Traditional Japanese Starbucks is Opening in Kyoto

If there are special edition Japanese Starbucks menu items, there’s bound to be a special Starbucks store design that is traditionally Japanese as well right? Well, the plans are well on their way and a traditional Japanese Starbucks, Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Tea House (京都二寧坂ヤサカ茶屋), will be opening on June 30, 2017. A Traditional-Style Starbucks Comes…

3 Must-Visit Spots in the Beautiful yet Underrated Prefecture of Fukui

Fukui Prefecture (福井県), an hour away from Kyoto via train, is probably one of the most underrated prefectures among tourists in Japan. However, there is much to see in this prefecture that most people are not aware of. Let’s now see three of the most interesting places to visit in Fukui Prefecture! 1. Tojinbo Cliffs…
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