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3 Important Things to Do When Attending a Japanese Funeral

Funerals or soushiki (葬式) in Japan are usually centered on Buddhist customs. Right after the passing of a loved one, the family holds a funeral service in a temple, funeral hall, or in the deceased’s home for two consecutive days. The first day is the wake called “otsuya (お通夜),” wherein family, relatives, friends, and colleagues…

Don’t Miss These 6 Magical Events at Tokyo Disney Resort This 2018!

The 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan continues with various seasonal activities to make your visit a truly memorable one. Spectacular special events are lined up which you will surely enjoy with your family, friends, or special someone. Check out the “Happiest Celebration!” events for the rest of 2018 below! 1. Disney Tanabata…

Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

Love Japanese TV Shows? Take a Tour of These 4 TV Stations in Tokyo!

Japanese TV shows such as anime, dramas, and variety shows are remarkably popular not just in Japan but also in other parts of the world. TV stations are aware of it that some of them have opened their doors to the public and to fans who would like to tour around their studios. Visitors will…

How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…

Who Is This Rising Young Japanese Actor With 3 Upcoming Films in 2018?

Through the years, a lot of young Japanese actors have been gaining popularity and recognition among fans. Popular actors such as Yamazaki Kento, Satoh Takeru, and Miura Haruma have made a mark and became known for their respective roles. And adding to the growing list is another young man who has caught the attention of…

Experience Various Winter Wonderlands at These 6 Snow Festivals in Japan This 2018

Snow festivals are popular events in Japan that both locals and tourists look forward to every year as the illumination of white powder snow enveloping the land creates a stunning scenery. The Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido are two of the most famous snow festivals, with a huge…

Don’t Miss This Spectacular Snow Lantern Festival in Kyoto This Winter 2018!

With many places to visit and activities to do during winter in Japan, this cold season is popular among tourists. One of which is to visit Shirakawa-go and marvel at old, snow-covered thatched roof houses illuminated at night. Unknown to many, there’s actually another place in Japan that has traditional thatched roof houses as beautiful…

Try Ice Cream Made for Japanese Royalty at These Popular Parlors In Hokkaido!

Hokkaido Prefecture is known not only for its fresh seafood but also for its fresh milk and dairy products. The majority of the milk products that are supplied throughout Japan come from Hokkaido. Locals take pride in the abundance of milk that they produce, and because of this, wonderful ice cream parlors and cafés are…

Relive Japan’s Past at These 4 Charming Places in Shinjuku

Numerous skyscrapers, bright neon lights, and bustling streets and train stations are some of the things that best describe Shinjuku. Amidst the busy crowd and modern facade of this lively city, there are still places in Shinjuku that will allow you to go back in time and explore the timeless beauty and charm of old…
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