2017 June

Have an Out-Of-This-World Experience at This VR Attraction at Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN!

Virtual reality, or simply VR, has changed the way people use technology since it first gained popularity in the mid-2010s. From being used in video games to cinema and entertainment, and even in advanced uses such as for healthcare, education and training, and engineering, virtual reality has become a door to advancement. Konica Minolta (コニカミノルタ),…

Fulfill Your Chocolate Dreams at the Worldwide Chocolate Dessert Buffet in Tokyo!

Once again, The Westin Tokyo (ウェスティン東京) is celebrating the Worldwide Chocolate Dessert Buffet (ワールドチョコレート・デザートブッフェ) at one of their restaurants, The Terrace (ザ・テラス). The event started on May 1, 2017, and will be ending on June 30, 2017. For those of you who have a sweet tooth or who haven’t experienced a chocolate dessert buffet before,…

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…
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