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Don’t Miss One of the Biggest Music Festivals in Japan This July 2018!

Music festivals are a great way to alleviate stress by listening to your favorite music with other happy, excited people. It’s fun to go a little crazy when you see musicians you love live and be able to sing and dance along with them. Japan has a good amount of music festivals, such as EDC…

Have You Tried This Delicious Combination of Mochi and Chocolate in Japan?

When it comes to Japanese delicacies, the rice variety “mochi” easily takes one of the top places. Imagine sweet and sticky rice cake combined with rich and delicious chocolate, and there you have the world’s best “rice chocolate,” namely the “Mochi Mochi Chocola” released a few years back by BOURBON in Japan. Mochi Varieties jp.fotolia.com/…

Celebrate Summer 2018 in Japan With These 3 Gorgeous Fireworks Festivals

Summer is the season of festivals in Japan. This hot and humid season brings floating shrines, street food, shaved ice, and yukatas. Summer is also the time for spectacular fireworks displays, and festivals crop up all over the country showcasing big, beautiful performances. This season in Japan isn’t complete without enjoying a fireworks show while…

Celebrate the Coming of Summer With These 2 Flower Festivals in Tokyo This 2018

Summer is the season of fireworks, air conditioners, and shaved ice. With the hot, humid, and heavy rainy season comes some of Japan’s best festivals often involving fire or floating shrines. Along with the downpour and the crazy celebrations comes some amazing flowers. Cherry blossom season has already come and gone, but you will be…

6 Amazing Anime Stores to Check Out in Japan

Many people visit Japan for the unique experiences and products it offers. From the traditional hot spring experience to a modern ride on the fastest bullet train, from Japanese amulets (omamori) to exclusive Kit Kat flavors, there are so many things you can do and buy! If you’re a fan of Japanese animation and looking…

See a Field of Bright Red Poppy Flowers at a Farm Near Tokyo This Spring 2018!

Not everyone is lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in Japan as its flowering season is quite fast and the forecast is sometimes a little off. At the end of April and during the first week of May, you can only spot sakura in the farther northern regions of the country, particularly in Hokkaido.…

Go on a Pilgrimage Aboard This Unique Sightseeing “Lens” Train in Kyoto

You might have already heard about cool, unique-looking trains in Japan. Some of them course through the air at exhilarating speeds, some make you feel like a royal with luxurious facilities, and some take you sightseeing in undiscovered places. Amongst all of them, there is one particular train that takes you on an amazing pilgrimage…

Do You Know This Japanese Designer Famous for Her Western-Style Wedding Dresses?

Did you know that Japan has one of the world’s most prolific fashion designers? Her name is Yumi Katsura, popular for her stunning wedding dresses that are considered modern masterpieces. She is also known for showcasing the most expensive wedding dress to date, which is valued at one billion Japanese yen. Find out more about…
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