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What Is This Traditional Japanese Form of Poetry Called “Shigin”?

Shigin (詩吟) is a form of art in which a person recites a Japanese or Chinese poem in the Japanese language by chanting. This is done in front of a large audience, a few friends, or even to one’s self. It has a rich history and is often practiced by the elderly rather than the…

Enjoy All-You-Can-Drink Matcha Beer and Tea at This Restaurant in Tokyo

With the temperature gradually rising, it seems like summer in Japan is nearing. Some people are already anticipating the upcoming fireworks displays and summer festivals where they can drink beer with their friends and colleagues. Speaking of beer, here’s great news! GREEN TEA RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU in Tokyo (東京) will be having a summer event…

Get Unlimited Club Access and Party All Night in Tokyo With This Awesome App!

Your visit to Tokyo (東京) will never be complete without hitting the bar. The city boasts the world’s best nightlife. There are many amazing clubs with top-of-the-line sound systems where both the Japanese and non-Japanese let loose in order to mingle or find a date. However, some places can be expensive to enter. So if…

Love Marvel? Visit This Spider-Man Cafe in Tokyo While You Still Can!

Spider-Man has captured the hearts of people around the world. This is evident in the various movie sequels being produced every few years, as well as merchandise and even themed rides at theme parks. Japan released its own version of Japanese Spider-Man, produced by Toei Company (東映) in 1978. To commemorate the release of the…

Have a Safe and Secure Journey to Tokyo with This Helpful New Guidebook!

Are you planning on heading to Tokyo sometime soon yet unsure about which places to visit? Worry not, as the new Sompo Guide Tokyo is here to help you! It is a guidebook which allows visitors to have a memorable and safe journey in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. Unlike other guidebooks, it focuses…

Hungry for Deep Fried Beef Cutlets? Here Are 3 Gyukatsu Restaurants in Tokyo!

If you’re a meat lover, you will surely enjoy the Japanese food called “gyukatsu.” It is a deep fried breaded beef cutlet similar to tonkatsu and is considered one of the trendiest dishes to try in the country’s capital city. Many restaurants serve gyukatsu. Popular ones have long queues as they are frequented by food…

Take a Break and Have Quality Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo!

Since summer in Japan is just a few weeks away, seasonal specials are already up at different restaurants in Tokyo. One of the things people look forward to is afternoon teas. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is currently serving its Classic Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor. Everything is based on British tradition…

Celebrate Japanese Bathhouse Culture With This Silent Disco Event in Tokyo!

Have you ever seen a sento (銭湯), or public bathhouse before? Sentos used to be common among people who lived in small housing facilities that didn’t have private baths. Recently, the number of sentos has been decreasing as most Japanese residences already have bathrooms and shower rooms. Public bathhouses, therefore, are often either shut down…

Stay in This Hotel’s Uniquely Japanese Rooms in Kyoto Perfect for All Travelers!

Planning on staying in Kyoto for your vacation? Head to the newly opened South Tower of Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo (ホテルグレイスリー京都三条 南館)! It is an ideal hotel for visitors who’d like to travel in Kyoto and explore the city’s historical streets. What makes this hotel unique are its two one-of-a-kind theme rooms – the Kabuki…

Will This Interesting Video Help Drivers in Japan Practice Road Safety?

Recently, various deaths and injuries in relation to reckless driving have been happening in Japan. Though most drivers in Japan are careful and polite, accidents can still happen, especially when drivers are careless. In line with this, a campaign in Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) has been started through a video which highlights the importance of road…
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