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3 Exciting Food Festivals in Tokyo This November 2017 That Foodies Shouldn’t Miss!

Japan is known for its delicious local cuisine as well as unique takes on international dishes. The Japanese take pride in food quality, appearance, and taste, and wherever you travel in Japan, you’re guaranteed to come across local dishes that are unique to their area. This country is also loved for its festivals; there always…

See Colorful Hot Air Balloons Up in the Sky at This Balloon Festival in Japan!

Do you want to attend a colorful event where you can see hot air balloons flying in the sky? Come join the 2017 Saga International Balloon Fiesta! Happening on November 1 to 5, 2017, in Saga, Japan, this international competition will be participated by 15 countries flying more than 100 hot air balloons. Check it…

Experience a Different Lifestyle at This Community Festival in Tokyo This Autumn!

While traveling in the vast and fast-moving metropolitan city of Tokyo, there are pockets of greenery in the form of sprawling parks which allow city dwellers time and space to bask in the beauty and tranquility of nature. If you are planning to be in Tokyo this October 2017, how about checking out this autumn…

Laugh your Heart Out at This Laughter Festival in Wakayama in October 2017!

They say laughter is the best medicine. In every country in the world, laughter and comedy are celebrated in different ways, and Japan is no exception. In Japan, people say that laughter is so powerful that it can cheer up the gods! The Warai Festival, held in the town of Hidakagawa in Wakayama Prefecture, is…

The Top 5 Traditional Japanese Fashions You Can Still See in the Streets Today

As much as Japan is a popular country for its pioneering in technological advancements, it is also a country that greatly values its heritage and tradition. In fact, a lot of Japan’s annual festivals, celebrations and present-day practices can be attributed to customs from centuries ago, which are, these days, updated thanks to recent technologies.…

Embrace Festival Culture with Hello Kitty and More at This Theme Park in Tokyo

One of the best things to witness during the summer season in Japan is the beautiful light illuminations often displayed at night during festivals. Sanrio Puroland will soon be hosting the biggest indoor light illumination in the country. The event will occur from July 15th 2017 to September 3rd 2017 through two indoor illumination events…

Do You Know These 3 Great Festivals Around Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture?

One of the oldest lakes in the world and the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) possesses a long and rich history. While it is known for the many tourist spots and resorts that surround it, there are also three festivals that should not be missed when visiting the lake. Let’s find out more…

Have You Tried This Delicious Summer Street Food in Japan?

Corn is considered a staple food around the world and is widely eaten in many countries. It has many names in Japan, such as tomorokoshi (とうもろこし), tokibi (とうきび), morokoshi (もろこし), nanba (なんば), and so on. There are many delicious dishes made of corn that are worth trying, and there is one that especially stands out:…

5 Things to Do at Japan’s Oldest Summer Festival Held in Osaka!

Summer is here! While it’s normally uncomfortable to deal with the intense heat, especially in Asian countries such as Japan, there are several ways to enjoy the season without having to lock yourself inside the comforts of your air-conditioned hotel. One of the most eagerly awaited major summer festivals is the Aizen Matsuri (愛染まつり) in…

Don’t Miss This Little-Known Cherry Blossom Festival in Tokyo This Spring!

There are many festivals all over Japan that are widely advertised and known to many people. These festivals are prepared weeks or even months in advance, talked and written about online and in newspapers, and are well known nationwide. Examples of famous festivals include the Gion Festival (祇園祭) in Kyoto, the Snow Festival (雪祭り) in…
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