2017 July

Kawamata’s Fairy Feather Silk Flies from Japan into Hermes’ Luxury Scarves

The thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric ever made. There’s no better word to describe Kawamata’s fairy feather silk from its production down to the final product, other than special. From its raw materials and the technology used to create it down to the bond between those involved in its development, Kawamata silk is a very special…

The 30 Best Hotels Near Tokyo Station for a Relaxing and Convenient Stay in 2017

Tokyo Station is found in the heart of the Japanese capital. Right next to the Marunouchi area, you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the picturesque skyscrapers of Tokyo that hide away chic eating and drinking establishments but within a short walk of the ever beautiful Tokyo Imperial Palace. As one of the most accessible…

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Do You Know the Former AKB48 Member who Became a Successful Voice Actress?

With music as one of the top forms of entertainment in Japan, it’s no surprise to see several artists, musicians, and performers making their name on the world stage. The country is not just a powerhouse when it comes to creating animated shows and advancing technology. It has also become the home of some of…

Do You Like Unusual Hotels? Check Out This One in Japan That Used to Be a School!

Japan has a long-time issue of a declining birthrate, which has brought about the closing of around four hundred to five hundred schools in Japan per year. Osori Elementary School on the Izu Peninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture is one educational institution that was unfortunately closed. It was founded in 1892 and shut down in 1973…

This Yakiniku Restaurant in Osaka Offers a Kilogram of Meat for Just 2,030 Yen!

When it comes to food, yakiniku (grilled meat) is loved by almost every Japanese and foreigner I know. In fact, in Osaka, you will notice that yakiniku restaurants are as common as convenience stores because they are literally everywhere. If you are looking for something to eat while in Osaka, you can never go wrong…

Enjoy a Kyoto Journey Tailored to your Needs in this Small Luxury Hotel

Junei Hotel Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens West is a traditional hotel with a modern flair that has recently opened in Kyoto. It promises to provide a great stay in an extraordinarily inviting villa. The hotel stands just west of the historical grounds and is luxurious enough to provide plenty of facilities to relax and unwind.…

Enjoy the Summer Festivals in Kyoto While Staying at the Luxurious Ritz-Carlton

Kyoto is home to many of Japan’s traditional events and summer festivals, some of which take place near the Ritz-Carlton, a luxury urban resort in the area. In order to let tourists make the most of their summer getaway plans, the hotel started offering its “Enjoy the Summer” accommodation plan. This will enable guests to…

7 Unique Buildings in Tokyo that are an Architect’s Dream

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has many impressive buildings that showcase the city as a hub of modern architecture and human advancement. You might have seen Tokyo Tower, Skytree, Roppongi Hills, and other architectural wonders in Tokyo that are of high touristic significance. However, if you are looking for some unique buildings that give you…

A Maid Cafe in Akihabara is Now Hiring Foreign Maids!

Maid cafes are popular cosplay restaurants where you can find waitresses dressed in maid costumes. It is most common for waitresses in maid cafes to be Japanese, however, this won’t be the case anymore. Sugoi Kawaii, a newly opened maid cafe in Akihabara is currently hiring multinational maids in order to help spread the concept…
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