2018 May

How Do Ancient ‘Tsunami Stones’ Warn People About Future Disasters in Japan?

Tsunamis are fairly common in Japan, primarily because of major earthquakes that tend to hit the area every 100 to 150 years. Because of this, the country implemented advanced countermeasures against future tsunamis and education for disaster preparedness. As a reminder of the devastating impact of tsunamis, tsunami stones came into use. In Aneyoshi, Japan,…

4 Great Restaurants Near Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture

Nagano is a northern prefecture in Japan that is often visited by people in winter for its many snowboarding and ski resorts. It is a prefecture of gorgeous natural beauty, with mountains that boast lovely views in autumn, and soba noodles are especially delicious and fresh-tasting here. Lake Suwa, locally called “Suwako,” is located near…

Don’t Miss These 6 Magical Events at Tokyo Disney Resort This 2018!

The 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan continues with various seasonal activities to make your visit a truly memorable one. Spectacular special events are lined up which you will surely enjoy with your family, friends, or special someone. Check out the “Happiest Celebration!” events for the rest of 2018 below! 1. Disney Tanabata…

Want to Spend Less Money in Japan? Check Out These 7 Cheap Spots in Tokyo!

The basic misconception that travelers have about Japan is that a trip to this country will break your wallet and bank account. Below are some of the cheap spots you can visit and enjoy in Tokyo without hurting your budget. 1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building jp.fotolia.com/ The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the ninth tallest…

Kobe Is So Much More Than Just Beef! Here Are 10 Awesome Things to Do in Kobe!

When people hear the name Kobe, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Kobe beef. And when I searched on the Internet, some sites told me that for Westerners, Kobe is not an attractive place to visit because one of the main tourist spots is an area full of Western-style buildings. However, Kobe…

Looking for Something to Do in Tokyo? 3 Fun Events to Join This June 2018!

Tokyo is a vibrant place that celebrates different kinds of events and is home to dozens of festivals every year. The month of June is considered to be a low season for travel as children are normally in school and attractions are not that crowded, making it a great time to visit. If you are…

Have You Read These Interesting Manga Nominated for the Cartoon Grand Prize 2018?

The comics industry in Japan is not only linked to the economy of the country but also influences pop culture all over the world. In Japan, thousands of new comic books on all kinds of topics are published every year, making it difficult to choose when visiting the bookstore. Luckily, an annual Japanese comics (manga)…

Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

In Tokyo but Craving Okinawa? Check Out This Festival in June 2018!

Okinawa is a gorgeous group of Japanese tropical islands near Taiwan, famous for its white sand, clean beaches, a warm climate, and great food. Although Okinawa is only a few hours from Tokyo by plane, it isn’t always easy to visit due to schedules or budgets. So how can you get a taste of Okinawa…

4 Theatrical Masks That Captured the Essence of Traditional Japanese Performances

Japan is known for its classical musical drama called “Noh,” wherein actors do their performance with the help of different masks. Every mask represents a certain character in the story such as a hero, animal, ghost, devil, etc. These masks are carved from blocks of Japanese cypress and painted to show a variety of emotions.…
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