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Check Out This New Japanese Treat Brought to Us by Tokyo Banana and Kit Kat!

What happens when you combine the two most sought-after souvenirs in Japan? You get an irresistible new flavor of your favorite Kit Kat! Have a taste of the TOKYO BANANA x KITKAT! TOKYO BANANA A post shared by @carlyoen on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:51am PDT TOKYO BANANA is a banana custard-filled sponge cake shaped…

Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

Feel the Heat as You Celebrate These 2 Fire Festivals in Hamamatsu, Japan

Fire symbolizes light, warmth, and purification. In the mountains of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture, fires are lit, dances are performed, and prayers are offered. Check out these two fire festivals in the area this December 2017! 1. Kanzanji Fire Festival The Kanzanji Temple holds a fire festival annually on December 15. During the festival, prayers…

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…

10 Things to Do in Omura, the City of History and Flowers in Nagasaki, Japan

Discover Omura City’s rich history and its deep ties to Christianity. Symbolized by a rare kind of sakura, this city in Nagasaki is also popular for its flowers. Here are 10 things to do in the city of history and flowers! 1. Meet Japan’s first Christian daimyo A post shared by 城 takahiro (@taka10.8bass) on…

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of This Japanese Manga in March 2018!

A tale of friendship woven together by music. Let the unforgettable melody of the Japanese manga-turned-anime series, Kids on the Slope, ring into your heart with its live-action movie adaptation coming out in 2018! Kids on the Slope 【捜索願】一生懸命、漫画と本と雑誌とパンフと写真がうず高く積まれている汚部屋をひっくり返して頑張ったけど「坂道のアポロン」8巻だけ行方不明です(´;ω;`) pic.twitter.com/26285bsqyy — ひとみ🍙おにぎり兼オンナ💎 (@Hitomitsu917) October 20, 2017 Kids on the Slope, or Sakamichi no Apollon (坂道のアポロン),…

10 Things to Do in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Home of the World’s Heaviest Pomelo

Located in the center of Kyushu is the second largest city in Kumamoto. Explore this old castle town – here are some of the exciting things you can do in Yatsushiro! 1. Visit the Yatsushiro Shrine A post shared by たけざきゆうこ (@yuko_playful) on Sep 23, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT The Yatsushiro Shrine was formerly called…

Don’t Miss This UNESCO-Recognized Japanese Festival in Kumamoto This November!

Discover this 400-year-old festival that has recently been designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. See the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival this November 2017 in Kumamoto Prefecture! Yatsushiro Myoken Festival Dubbed as one of the three great festivals in Kyushu, the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival is celebrated yearly on November 22 and 23. An autumn festivity at…

Don’t Miss This Showing of the Second Cardcaptor Sakura Movie in December 2017!

“O Key that conceals the power of my star, reveal your true nature to me, by my power, I command you! Release!” Did you find yourself chanting this well-known incantation too? Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the most popular mahou shojo (magical girl) series in Japan. It has received a lot of success since it…

Come to See This Grand Parade Taking Place In Gorgeous Hakone in November 2017!

Hakone, a mountainous town just to the west of Tokyo, is a popular tourist destination which attracts both locals and people from overseas. This charming town is well-known for its hot springs, museums, and great views of Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi). If you plan on visiting this area, why not spend a…
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