2018 June

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 in 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…

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

4 Amazing and Breathtaking Aerial Lifts You Should Ride in Japan

Japan has various ropeways located in breathtaking locations that one must visit. There are approximately 170 ropeways, of which 36 are seasonal, that transport people and goods to elevated places in Japan. However, when it comes to “funitels,” a special type of aerial lift that originated from France, only four can be found in the…

Planning to Join the Gion Festival in Kyoto This 2018? Check Out These Handy Tips!

The Gion Festival, locally known as Gion Matsuri, is one of the most important festivals in Kyoto. With a history of more than 650 years, this festival originated as a part of the purification ritual to appease the god that caused plagues, earthquakes, etc. Author’s photo Today, the Gion Festival continues to be held annually…
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