2017 September

4 Must-Visit Spots in the Less Traveled yet Historic City of Gifu

While both picturesque and historic, Gifu, located next to Aichi Prefecture, tends to be engulfed by its more famous cousin. Nagoya City in Aichi is usually the tourist destination of choice for many. Yet Gifu City, a small attractive town only 30 minutes from Nagoya by train, holds some wonderful sights and is ideal for…

What Are the Recommended Places and Groups for the LGBT Community in Tokyo?

When I first came to Japan, I looked at the LGBT section of my travel guide in the hope of finding some information about the LGBT community in Tokyo and recommended places to go out. To my own disappointment, my guide only had a few information and the limited section was describing a small and…

What Is This Scary ‘Mud Festival’ for Kids in Okinawa and Why Is It Dying Out?

Japan is known for its many unique festivals, and Paantu is one such event mostly celebrated in the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture. What was once a great festival celebrated all across the islands of Okinawa, is now just limited to Miyakojima and a few other islands in the far southwest. The festival is performed…

Have an Authentic Italian Dining Experience at This Restaurant in Japan

Italian food is one of the appreciated food by travelers around the world. In Japan, it shares the same fame. There may be many Italian restaurants in the country but only a few are serving authentic Italian cuisines. One of these is Panino Giusto, an Italian restaurant which originated in Milan in the year 1979.…

Japanese Manga ‘Marmalade Boy’ Will Be Turned into a Live-Action Movie in 2018

If you’re a fan of classic Japanese anime, then you must have already heard of Marmalade Boy. It is a 1990s romance anime which focuses on the ordinary life of Miki Koishikawa, a high school sophomore. Based on the shojo manga created by Wataru Yoshizumi, a Japanese manga artist hailing from Tokyo, this classic animation…

Witness an Outstanding Japanese Martial Art at a Festival in Aichi This October!

Traditional dances, folk music, and a parade of portable shrines or decorative floats are common to most festivals in Japan. However, in Aichi, a martial art form takes center stage in one festival. Be amazed by a masterful performance of martial arts in the Sanage Festival! History The Sanage Festival or Sanage Matsuri (猿投まつり) is…

Have You Heard Of “Blue Ramen”? Where Can You Find This Unusual Dish in Tokyo?

Japan is known for its weird and quirky inventions, and this includes food. If you want to try some delicious and unique food while in the country, head to this restaurant in Tokyo and try their ramen that has blue-colored broth! Ramen Kipposhi and Their Blue Ramen 拡散希望緊急募集です。曜日 月火木金土日時間 10〜15 17〜22従業員募集アルバイト、社員問わずカフェみたいなラーメン店で働きたい方お客さんの笑顔が溢れるお店で働きたい方待遇応相談皆様のお力をお貸しください!よろしくお願いします! pic.twitter.com/1ru3y6ufDJ — KIPPOSHI 拉麺…
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