2018 March

6 Things You Can Do In a Day in Itako City, Ibaraki!

In the south of Ibaraki Prefecture sits Itako city, a city located between Lake Kasumigaura and Lake Kitaura. The Tone River also flows through the city. Because Itako City is surrounded by different bodies of water, the city has a convenient network of canals. During the Edo period, these canals were of great importance, since…

7 Great Things to do in the Traditional Town of Mashiko, Tochigi!

Tochigi Prefecture is very famous for its history of pottery and pottery production and is beginning to attract many tourists for its more traditional and local feel. Mashiko is a town in Tochigi Prefecture where visitors can immerse themselves in the tradition of pottery making and also participate in other activities. This article will recommend…

Have You Seen These 2 Interesting-Looking “Inspection Trains” in Japan?

We have already seen or heard about some trains in Japan that either look different or are equipped with extraordinary facilities. Be it the Panda Train, the Genbi Shinkansen, and whatnot, they are all running to give passengers an unforgettable ride. However, did you know that there are a bunch of trains whose sole purpose…

Love Japanese TV Shows? Take a Tour of These 4 TV Stations in Tokyo!

Japanese TV shows such as animes, dramas, and variety shows are remarkably popular not just in Japan but also in other parts of the world. TV stations are aware of it that some of them have opened their doors to the public and to fans who would like to tour around their studios. Visitors will…

3 Interesting Japanese Phrases That Have Different Meanings in Tokyo and Osaka

We all know that the two famous cities of Japan, Tokyo and Osaka, are totally different when it comes to food, language, and so on. When you start learning Japanese, the first dialect people like to point out as different is “Osaka-ben” aka “Kansai-ben.” People often say that Osakans are a bit more chilled out,…

Why Is Japan the Safest Place in the World for Babies to Be Born?

Out of the many questions people from the outside have about Japan, one seems to be more interesting than others – is Japan safe for pregnant women? Or simply put, is Japan a good place to give birth? Japan has hundreds of things to be regarded for, but when it comes to infant mortality rate,…

8 Awesome Places to Check Out Along the Sanriku Coast of Japan

The Sanriku Coast stretches for over 200 kilometers along the Pacific Coast of the Tohoku region. The shoreline possesses wonderful natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. A considerable part of Sanriku Coast has already been designated as a national park, which is called the Sanriku Fukko National Park. The area is home to…
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