calligraphy

Explore the Art of Handmade Brushes at This Museum in Japan’s Brush Capital!

Japanese calligraphy is a traditional form of visual art that has been handed down from generation to generation. However, did you know that most calligraphy brushes in the past were handmade from animal fur? You can still find plenty of this kind at the Fudenosato Kobo Brush Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. Other than that, the…

How Can You Spend a Gorgeous Day Out Off the Beaten Path Near Tokyo?

Kanagawa Prefecture is next to Tokyo and is easily reachable from the city by train or bus. The prefecture is mostly known for tourist spots such as Yokohama and Kamakura. While these places are indeed great, there is much more to Kanagawa. I visited an area called “Shonan” for the first time, and I did…

100 Things to Do in Fukuoka, the Gorgeous Southern Prefecture in Kyushu, in 2018

Fukuoka is a prefecture in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, which is well loved for its pleasant weather and stunning natural beauty, as well as its ancient temples, beautiful beaches, and the ruins of Fukuoka Castle. This charming area is a place to enjoy the sunshine and the unique Hakata ramen, which is famous in…

30 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World, in 2018

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…

100 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo, in 2018!

Harajuku is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo, home to the famous Takeshita Street and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s style, and various subcultures like lolita and gothloli. If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo is a must-visit. Here are 100…

100 Things to Do in Ginza, the Most Glamorous and Stylish District in Tokyo, in 2018!

Located in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, Ginza is one of the city’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment districts. Within its boundary are many department stores, high-end boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs – anything you could possibly want! On weekend afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (until 6:00pm from April to September), Ginza’s main shopping street,…

Top 100 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2018!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

Check Out the Ueno Royal Museum to See Sporadic Art Exhibitions in Tokyo!

There’s a particular place in Tokyo where you can see various exhibits displayed coming from different Japanese artists. It is called Ueno Royal Museum which was opened in 1972 and immediately became a home to various planned exhibitions in the place. Collections here are temporary, thus it is best to know the schedule of events…

What is ”Mushin” Meditation and Why is it Important?

It is widely known that the Japanese often have a different way of looking at things. Their difference in character and culture makes Japan a fascinating place to visit, where you can compare many things to your home country and maybe learn something about yourself along the way. Culture in general, across the world, varies…
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