2018 October

Going on a trip to Japan? Here are three things which are essential to purchase!!

Traveling to Japan is an incredible experience. From skiing in Hokkaido, snorkeling in Okinawa or an excursion to Tokyo and other cities, Japan has much to offer. Therefore, it is essential to prepare properly beforehand so that the trip runs smoothly and that you have great memories. Here are three things which I think that…

Lose yourself in this breathtaking digital art museum by teamLab!

When it comes to fancy schmancy digital art museums, teamLab is taking the cake. If you have seen photos of stunning pictures similar to the ones below, then most likely it is one of the works of teamLab. The group has been making waves in this past couple of years with their prominent exhibitions in…

Eihei-ji – a Temple in the middle of a serene Cedar forest

Eihei-ji is one of those temples that many Japanese have heard of but few have actually visited. On New Year’s Eve, the temple is featured on Japanese television ringing out the old year with 108 purifying tones. This classical temple is famous for its Zen style meditation, distinctive vegetarian meals and of course, as a…

On a Diet? Try these 3 Healthy Japanese Desserts!

Eating sweets can make you feel guilty. However, you don’t necessarily have to feel so guilty when you’re craving for something sweet. There is a wide range of desserts that you can find in Japan that’s not so high in calories and can be a healthier alternative. In Japan, you can get not only traditional…

5 Must-Read Books for Japan Lovers

This list should not be viewed as the 5 best books about or related to Japan because a) there’s just simply not enough time to read them all (of course), and b) in a hypothetical world where I have read all books related to Japan, whittling it down to a mere 5 would be a…

Check out Perfume’s New album ‘Future Pop’!

Have you heard about Japan’s techno-pop group Perfume? They are leading the electro-pop scene in Japan with their futuristic music and cutting-edge high-tech performance. Just recently, they made a magnificent performance called ‘Perfume x Technology presents “Reframe”’. The trio released a brand new album called ‘Future Pop’ this past August 2018. I bet all their…

Why Do People Go to Karaoke Alone in Japan?

Karaoke directly translated means ’empty orchestra’. It is one of the favorite pastimes of the people in the land of the rising sun. Karaoke Boxes (private rooms which you can rent) and Karaoke bars can be found all over Japan, often as part of an evening of drinking with friends. It can be enjoyed at…
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