2018 February

Check These 7 Must-Try Activities in Tokyo for the Ultimate Japanese Experience!

Ah, Tokyo – the capital of Japan. Whether it’s about exotic foods or groundbreaking discoveries, the city has continued to make news around the world, especially now that Tokyo is set to host the most awaited 2020 Olympics. If it’s your first time coming to Japan and you want to experience its culture, here are…

Do You Know These 5 Important Animals in Japanese Culture and Their Symbolism?

Myths and legends are common things in Japan. From city origins to shrine deities, the country has rich stories for how things came about, where they are from, and what they mean for modern Japan. Animals are no exception. In fact, they are highly revered by the Japanese, to the point that they build shrines…

Go-Kart Your Way Through the Streets of Osaka and See Its Famous Landmarks!

Looking for some city adventure during your travels in Japan? Then why not try these custom-made go-karts and drive around the streets of Osaka while wearing a cute costume? For two hours, you can enjoy Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower, the busy shopping districts of Namba and Dotonbori, and other…

Don’t Miss These 3 Places With Astonishing Sakura Night Illuminations in Japan!

Have you seen the famous sakura or cherry blossoms in Japan? Have you experienced attending a hanami (flower viewing) party or festival? The flower’s beauty is just simply captivating, right? If you are awed by the beauty of these flowers during the daytime, imagine how more fascinating it would be to see them at night.…

Are You Into Astronomy? Here Are the 5 Must-Visit Planetariums in Japan

Since the beginning of time, people have always been fascinated with the wonders of the universe. In the morning, we only see the sun and clouds, but during the nighttime, that is when the sky piques people’s curiosity. Not every star and planet can be seen by the naked eye, which is why planetariums were…

4 Things to Do in Ito City, a Jewel in Shizuoka That Is Yet to Be Discovered

Mt. Fuji might be the most popular tourist destination in Shizuoka, Japan, but most people do not know that this prefecture has a lot more to offer. In this article, I will give you a visual tour of Shizuoka’s Ito City (伊東市), a city in the coastal area of Japan that is just two hours…

4 Spots Perfect for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan’s Kansai Region

Are you getting ready and planning your trip for the upcoming spring season? Spring is when colors come into play, flowers bloom, and for some, a season that symbolizes new beginnings. Do you know where to go? Japan is a very famous destination during this time of year as Japanese spring is synonymous with cherry…

5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…
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