By NatPriddle

What is Premium Friday and How Will It Help the Japanese Economy?

Since the economic bubble burst in Japan in the 1980s, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (and their forebearers) have been working to get the economy back on track. Japan, as with many other countries, did rebuild but were hit with another recent recession, where they saw things drop again. The Japanese Ministry…

Can’t Wait For Climbing Season? Here Are 2 Places to Get Your Hike Fix!

Mt. Fuji (富士山) is an iconic landmark which draws many tourists traveling in Japan. As a symbol of Japan’s natural beauty, Fuji is often one aspect of Japan that tourists wish to conquer. Sadly, if you are visiting outside of the July to September period, which is the hiking season, Mt. Fuji is too dangerous…

Visit the 5 Great Sakura Trees of Japan This Springtime!

Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), is a national treasure in Japan. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people and tourists flock to cherry blossom viewing areas for hanami (花見) or flower viewing parties. This is not a new trend as flower viewing has been a pastime for many eras. Transport yourself to the hanami…

5 Restaurants and Supermarkets in Tokyo that Suit the Vegan Diet

Having specific dietary requirements has often been a struggle for visitors and residents in Japan. Be it gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, there were never many options in the past. However, Tokyo and Japan are changing, and more and more restaurants and shops are opening up to cater for those who have to, or want to,…

9 Intriguing and Spooky Japanese Superstitions You Might Not Know Of

Every country and culture have their own superstitions that they learn from birth or from growing up and are part of their identity. For example, in the UK, our superstitions include not stepping on the cracks and not walking under ladders or you’ll get bad luck. Japan has their own superstitions and beliefs, some of…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the ’90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…

Relive the Past by Visiting These 4 Historic Places in the Kansai Region

One of the many things that attracts tourists to Japan is its rich history which is present up until today’s modern times. Many people are interested in visiting Japan’s historic towns to get a feel of what life used to be like in the country. Thatched roofs, castles, shrines, temples, and samurai lodging all draw…

Help Rebuild Fukushima by Visiting These Great Places in the Prefecture

Fukushima became known worldwide following the harrowing events of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Fukushima was a well-known tourist destination within Japan, only around 2 hours away from Tokyo, but was not as well visited by international tourists. Thanks to the coverage following the earthquake and tsunami, many people still think that five…

3 Things to Do Around the Majestic Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji!

Mount Fuji is arguably the most iconic view of Japan known all over the world. Many travelers wish to go and visit Mount Fuji, to climb or just bask in the views. However, it is worthwhile to spend a good few days in the area, as there is a lot to do! Climbing Mount Fuji…
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