2017 August

46 Things to Do in Hokkaido, the Beautiful Northern Region of Japan

Hokkaido is one of the four main islands of Japan. It is a skiing and snowboarding hotspot in winter and is home to the indigenous people of Japan, the Ainu. The region is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, its February Snow Festival, and its amazing seafood. A great place to visit for sports in winter…

Find Out How Japanese People Take Such Good Care of Their Skin!

There are two main parts of the body that many people take a lot of care over; their hair, and their skin. Some people spend hundreds, even thousands on hair products, skin care, and other beauty products. Japanese people are famous for having flawless, porcelain skin. Well, maybe not exactly flawless since no one is…

Visit These 3 Enchanting Japanese Forests in Kyushu for Ghibli-Like Landscapes

Kyushu island in Japan is famous for some scenic Ghibli movie-like landscapes which you won’t find anywhere else in the country. The following are three extraordinary and magical forests which contain trees and ponds that look surreal and not from this world. Let’s see why you must visit these places at least once when you…

3 Things to Do in the Little-Known City of Toyohashi in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture

Cabbages! This is the best word to describe Toyohashi City in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. It is known that Toyohashi has the oldest tradition of cabbage cultivation in the country, so it’s no wonder that you see cabbages almost everywhere when you visit. Not only that, but Toyohashi is also well known for its largest port…

30 Comfortable Hotels in Ikebukuro for a Fun and Exciting Trip to Tokyo in 2017

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s most popular districts. This entertainment district is home to multiple shopping centres and restaurants, and this stylish area is visited by hundreds of people a week as one of the city’s most happening places. At the weekends, people flock there to visit the aquarium, catch a movie at the cinema,…

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of a Popular Anime in Cinemas this November 2017

“Watashi, ki ni narimasu!” Are you familiar with this catchphrase? Hyouka fans will not want to miss the live-action film adaptation coming to Japanese cinemas in November 2017! Hyouka Hyouka, published in 2001, is the first of a mystery novel series penned by Honobu Yonezawa. It was adapted as a 22-episode animated series by Kyoto…

6 Gaming Company Buildings in Japan All Gamers Should Visit!

If I asked you to name a video game, what would you say? The Legend of Zelda? Super Mario? Metal Gear? Ask anyone to name the first video game that comes to their head, and it’s fairly likely that their answer will be a game or character that originated in Japan. This country has been…

Think You Know Japanese Folklore? Check Your Knowledge of These 5 Animal Yokais

Yōkais are famous elements of Japanese folklore and are considered to be a class of supernatural demons and spirits. The word itself is made up of the characters meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “an apparition; mystery; suspicious.” Together, these characters form a word meaning something like “bewitching, mysterious apparition.” Yōkai can take many forms and…

7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…
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