2017 October

Get Discounts and Freebies for 11 Attractions in Kansai with This Special Pass!

Each year, train and bus companies in Japan offer various types of special sightseeing passes with discounts and benefits, with many of them catering for overseas tourists. One of the most rewarding passes has to be the Special Sightseeing Pass offered by the Keihan Railway, which can be used on their train lines and buses.…

10 Great Spots You Should Visit in Uji, the ’Town of Matcha’ in Kyoto!

Matcha is a popular and well-loved green tea powder, which can be found everywhere in Japan. It is widely praised for its warming taste, health benefits, and glorious color. Matcha has now become popular in western countries, and you will likely find it in many coffee shops and cafes if you look for it! Uji…

Satisfy Your Matcha Cravings at These 11 Restaurants and Shops in Uji, Kyoto

When talking about Kyoto’s Uji City, the image of matcha is probably one of the first things that come to mind. Uji, being the second largest tea plantation region in Japan, is well known for its superior quality green tea. Even though there are many places in Japan that offers matcha and matcha products, fans…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Enter a Restaurant in Japan!

‘Irasshaimase’ is a very common Japanese phrase which means ‘welcome’ or ‘please come in’, and it can often be heard when you step into a restaurant in Japan. Imagine the scenario of the staff greeting you, then leading you to your assigned table. Now, if you are new to Japan, you may ask yourself the…

Find Out About Ishoku Hada, a Bold and Eye-catching New Fashion Trend in Japan!

It is no surprise that new fashion trends keep on sprouting in Tokyo. In 2017, another trend hit the neighborhoods of the capital city. Insanely bright and colorful painted skin is now considered a form of self-expression and is becoming increasingly popular. This new fashion trend is known as ‘Ishoku Hada’, which literally means unique…

Enjoy Drinks, Snacks, and Awesome Views on Japan’s Tallest Ferris Wheel in Osaka!

Do you know that the tallest Ferris wheel in Japan has been operating since July 2016? This popular and entertaining ride was established in Lalaport EXPOCITY, an entertainment complex in Osaka City consisting of many shops and restaurants. The ride, called Redhorse Osaka Wheel, has transparent gondolas which take you up to a 123-meter height!…

Japanese Street Fashion: What Is the ‘Decora’ Style and How Does It Look?

As some people already know, there are many diverse street fashion styles that exist in Japan. For people outside of the country, they might find some of the fashion styles quite unusual, but they have many dedicated followers out there that think of it as a passion – a lifestyle even. One of the most…

7 Must-Visit Spots in Okinawa’s Miyako Island: Beaches, Capes, and More

Miyako Island is one of the best islands to visit in Japan, especially during the summer season. Located in the south of Okinawa, it is reachable from Tokyo via a two-hour plane ride. Aside from being known for its brown sugar and pineapples, the island has lots of other attractions such as beautiful beaches and…
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