2017 August

Try Max-sized Japanese Fried Chicken at This Restaurant in Beppu, Oita Prefecture!

Oita Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu, is particularly popular for a variety of food which comes from the sea and mountains. Besides being blessed with hot springs, it is also known for its chicken karaage, a Japanese dish of chicken deep fried in oil. Many different establishments serve this dish but one particular…

The 4 Best Places to See Maple Leaf Hues in Tokyo This Autumn 2017

Autumn is almost ready to knock on the doors of Japan and fill its landscapes with autumn leaves (koyo). Many gardens with Japanese maple trees (momiji) turn red, brightening up the whole area. If you live in the urban districts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Bunkyo, here are the four best places to see…

Can You Tell the Difference Between Japanese and Korean Makeup?

Makeup trends are raging lately in the beauty community. In Asia, some of the most popular makeup trends come from Japan and Korea, two countries close to each other. Although slightly similar, the Japanese and Koreans have very different makeup styles and approaches, and they continuously evolve. However, people often get confused differentiating the two…

Looking for an Affordable Way to Travel Across Japan? Try The “Bullet Ferry” Out!

The bullet train is a popular transportation commonly used by people in Japan when traveling to far places. However, it can be quite expensive, especially if you’re traveling halfway across the country. Another option you can choose if you’d like to do this in a more economical way is through a “Bullet Ferry.” Find out…

30 Modern Hotels and Traditional Ryokans in Kyoto for a Gorgeous Stay in 2017

Kyoto is one of the most visited cities in Japan. With its 1600 temples, maintained cultures such as the Japanese tea ceremony, geisha, and kimono, and a huge amount of things to do, it remains as one of the country’s most popular destinations to visit. Many people stop over for a day or two on…

5 Awesome Things About Japan That Will Convince You to Visit in Winter

Japan enjoys millions of tourists per year and the season generally affects how many people you can expect to see at famous hotspots. Kyoto gets especially crowded during spring, Hokkaido and Nagano see lots of tourism in winter, and popular vacation destinations are booked full during the holiday seasons of Golden Week and Obon. If…

All You Need to Know About the Japanese Legendary Creature ‘Tengu’

The Japanese word “Tengu” comes from the two words, “tian” and “gou,” which translates to “heaven” and “dog,” respectively, thus the name “heavenly dog.” Found in old Japanese folktales, Tengu are considered as a type of god in the Shinto religion but are mostly only thought of as supernatural creatures. Let’s find out more about…

Join These 2 Awesome Moon Viewing Events in Osaka this October 2017!

Moon viewing (Tsukimi) or Harvest moon festival is a Japanese festival to honor the autumn moon. This event was said to have started in Japan during the Heian era (794 to 1185) and is a custom which originated from Japanese aristocrats but later became popular and is now a celebration for everyone! This is a…

Where Is This Shop in Japan That Offers Delicious Sushi for Only 10 Yen Apiece?

Sushi can range from cheap to expensive in Japan, and it is said that around 5,000 sushi restaurants can be found in the capital city alone. Depending on the type of shop, people normally spend 1,000 yen to 3,000 yen when eating at sushi restaurants. There are fancy places offering expensive sushi, family-friendly sushi chains,…
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