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ATTENTION! The Straw Hat Crew has claimed the symbol of Tokyo!

This is the news for all One piece lovers all over the world (well, even if you are not one, you can still take a peek). So, for the first time in the history of One Piece, a One piece theme park is finally here! Tokyo tower is now the one and only place where…

Latest trend in Japan: The Owl Cafe

Best cafe ever? Japan always has a lot of ideas to attract the world’s attention. Not only technological, the Japanese always have fresh trends in the world of fashion, entertainment and lifestyle, and now, they have these unique cafes. Everyone may know by now that cats in the cafes complement a cup of cappuccino perfectly,…

The Dutch Village in Japan: Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch or HTB has been open to public since 1992, is located in Hario island, southern part of Sasebo. Location of HTB reflects the historical relationship between the Netherlands and Japan, which began in 1609 as a trading post was opened by the Dutch in Hirado, not far from Sasebo. Highly Recommended english.huistenbosch.co.jp/…

Ojigi: The Japanese art of Bowing

Ojigi (お辞儀), the Japanese way of greeting, is an essential part of Japanese culture. It is a sign of respect given by the person bowing to the person bowed before. It is also common when showing gratitude or apologizing. Sometimes Ojigi also can be seen when an employee receives a call from his boss (his…

Dine in the Best Sushi Restaurants in the World, Tokyo

Hearing “The World’s Best Sushi Restaurant”, maybe you imagine a five-star luxury restaurant with spacious interior. However, Sukiyabashi Jiro is different. This is a rather small Sushi Bar located in the basement of an office building near Ginza station, with a modest wooden counter and only 10 tables in the entire establishment. jadejing.blogspot.com The restaurant’s…

Let’s go on an adventure in Ghibli World!

Those of you who love Japanese animation are already familiar with “Ghibli”. Yes, Ghibli is one of the famous Japanese animation studios which has released a wide range of quality animated films! lasindias.com/ Ghibli is one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, the studio was founded in 1985 and has been releasing animated movies since…

How Much Do You Know About Japanese Origami?

Origami is derived from two words, ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”. As we already know, origami is the art of paper folding that originated from Japan. Origami has existed since the 17th century, however, it started becoming famous in the 1900s. I need to emphasize that Origami is the “art of folding paper”…

The “Castle in the sky” : Takeda, Hyogo prefecture

Often referred as Japan’s Machu Picchu by local residents, Takeda Castle seems to be floating in the air, it looks like a castle in the famous animated film “Castle in the Sky” produced in 1986 by Ghibli Studio. jp.fotolia.com/ Located at an altitude of 353.7 meters above sea level, in the Wadayamacho District of Asago,…

Japanese Green Tea: Beauty Secrets and Benefits

You might be familiar with this long-standing tradition of Japanese culture. But are you familiar with the beauty secrets of Japanese Green Tea? Let’s find out its secrets and benefits it brings to your beautiful skin. tofugu.com 1. Prevent Skin Cancer Japanese green tea compounds can prevent harmful enzymes that can cause skin cancer. Japanese…

Important! Table Manners you need to know when visiting Japan

Sushi, Sashimi and many kinds of Ramen are among tourists’ favorite foods when visiting Japan. However, before we eat all those delicious dishes, we’d better know some table manners in Japan! 1. Chopsticks jp.fotolia.com/ In Japan, chopsticks are used to eat most kinds of Japanese foods. That is why, we need to know some basic…
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