2018 June

5 Fun and Free Things to Do on Your Birthday in Japan

Birthdays come in a limited number, so it is important to make the most out of the ones that you get! If you happen to be lucky enough to be spending your birthday in Japan, there are plenty of benefits that come with your special day. Here are five things not to miss out on!…

Want to Enjoy Kyoto While Avoiding the Summer Heat? Check These 11 Spots Out!

With the Gion Festival happening in July, many people would surely visit Kyoto during the summer season. However, the summer heat in Kyoto is not mild, so here are 11 places around the area where you can avoid the heat and enjoy your vacation at the same time! 1. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Author’s photo This…

4 Hidden Treasures in the Trendy Tokyo Neighborhood of Jiyugaoka

Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, attracts millions of tourists a year. This massive metropolitan area is home to famous landmarks such as Senso-ji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in the country, Akihabara, the otaku mecca of manga, anime, and video games, and Shibuya’s famous Scramble Crossing that sees thousands of crossers per minute. These are just…

Feeling Shy? Relax With Your Swimsuits on at These 4 Hot Springs Near Tokyo

Bathing in a hot spring (onsen) has been a part of the Japanese culture since time immemorial. It’s one of their recreational activities, which is truly relaxing and rejuvenating. Many foreign tourists would also want to try bathing in an onsen and experience its many health benefits, however, some of them are hesitant to do…

Express Yourself Through This Traditional Japanese Technique of Hand Weaving

Japan is a fashion heaven where a huge number of clothing brands can be found. But more than simply being a shopping destination, the country also offers many interesting traditional activities like weaving. There are several weaving styles that originated from the country, but one of them defies the rules: Saori is a freestyle kind…

Top 7 Interesting Things to Do When You Visit Kobe Harborland in Japan

While it is true that Kobe is synonymous with Kobe beef, the 6th largest city of Japan has much more to offer. Kobe Harborland is one such gem of Kobe City that has unparalleled shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Located between JR Kobe Station and the city’s port area, it is an idyllic spot to…

Do You Know Where to Find These 2 Funicular Railways in Tokyo?

Funicular railways are used to connect two points across a very steep or inclined place. You can find this kind of railway on hills or mountains, transporting people using a cable that pulls the carriage along slopes, which means you would be traveling either upwards or downwards on them. As Japan has many elevations with…

Try Different Kinds of Affordable and Tasty Yakitori at This Restaurant in Japan!

When visiting Japan, food should be one of the top things on your list to try! This country is full of unique and interesting dishes, most of which you cannot find anywhere else, and due to the careful preparation by professional chefs and experienced enthusiasts, most of the food here is high quality and delicious.…

The Perfect Eating Itinerary for a Day Out in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a huge metropolis home to a charming blend of the historical and the innovative. The cleanliness and safety of the city as well as the multitude of things to do make it a desirable location to visit. Japan had over 28 million visitors in 2017 and that number is…

Check Out the Last Surviving Tram Line of Kyoto: The Randen

Transport systems in major cities of Japan have undergone a huge change over the past decades – be it the introduction of timely and reliable high-speed trains, the construction of subway tunnels, etc. However, there are some train or tram networks that were once extensively spread and used but are now confined to just a…
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