2017 November

Don’t Miss Out on These 2 Interesting Events in Japan This December 2017!

December is just a few weeks away and many people are already excited about Christmas. Though the Christmas season is not a major event in Japan, it has been gaining recognition in the recent years. Aside from Christmas, there are other things in Japan that you should be looking forward to in the month of…

Check Out This New Japanese Treat Brought to Us by Tokyo Banana and Kit Kat!

What happens when you combine the two most sought-after souvenirs in Japan? You get an irresistible new flavor of your favorite Kit Kat! Have a taste of the TOKYO BANANA x KITKAT! TOKYO BANANA A post shared by @carlyoen on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:51am PDT TOKYO BANANA is a banana custard-filled sponge cake shaped…

Spend Quality Time With Your Children at These 2 Kid-Friendly Cafes in Tokyo

It is not impossible to find kid-friendly places in Japan’s capital city. Besides having kid-friendly parks and historical sites, there are also kid-friendly cafes where you can spend some quality time with your children. If you ever find yourself exhausted after a long day of shopping with your kids, hang out and rest at these…

Looking for Bouldering Gyms in Japan? Here Are 2 of the Best in Kyoto

Are you an active person who likes rock climbing? If you have good stamina and finger strength, you might want to consider bouldering in Kyoto. Since Kyoto is a busy city, bouldering gyms serve as substitutes for rocky mountains in countrysides. This form of rock climbing’s growing popularity is evident in the number of bouldering…

Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

You’ll Never Miss Halloween at This Spooky Ghost-Themed Bar in Tokyo!

Halloween may be over but not for this izakaya (Japanese pub) in Tokyo called “Yurei” which celebrates the event all throughout the year. The bar is quite amusing with all its spooky decorations and eerie chant music. It is full of creepy elements, from bloody dishes to ghostly servers. They also have a lot of…

5 Things to Do for a Perfect One-Day Road Trip to Mt. Fuji From Tokyo

Mt. Fuji continues to be at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. However, given its remote location from the city (more than 100 kilometers), reaching it by public transport can be difficult. The best thing to do would be to rent a car, especially if you’re going as a group since it would be…

Feel the Heat as You Celebrate These 2 Fire Festivals in Hamamatsu, Japan

Fire symbolizes light, warmth, and purification. In the mountains of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture, fires are lit, dances are performed, and prayers are offered. Check out these two fire festivals in the area this December 2017! 1. Kanzanji Fire Festival The Kanzanji Temple holds a fire festival annually on December 15. During the festival, prayers…

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…
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