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3 Must-Visit Spots in the Beautiful yet Underrated Prefecture of Fukui

Fukui Prefecture (福井県), an hour away from Kyoto via train, is probably one of the most underrated prefectures among tourists in Japan. However, there is much to see in this prefecture that most people are not aware of. Let’s now see three of the most interesting places to visit in Fukui Prefecture! 1. Tojinbo Cliffs…

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…

4 Beaches Near Tokyo You Should Visit in Summer For Sun, Sand, and Sea

Tokyo (東京) is one of the most crowded and busiest cities in Japan. Companies build businesses there, and working people flock from neighboring prefectures to work in the city, making it a “salaryman”, or businessperson metropolis. Due to this, Tokyo’s landscape has been designed to properly cope with its busy nature while holding onto its…

10 Exciting Outdoor Activities for Adventure Seekers in the Kansai Area

Are you a nature lover, outdoors enthusiast, or adventure seeker? When we go on vacation, we sometimes look for very different things. Some people are happy relaxing at the poolside reading a book; others prefer to check out local sights or shop until they drop in a city. However, some like to experience an exciting…

5 Stage Play Adaptations of Famous Manga to Look Out for in Japan This 2017

The production for the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) stage play, which was set to start in July 2017, has been officially canceled due to the passing of its director of acrobatics. However, there are still plenty of shows to look forward to this 2017. Here are five popular manga (漫画) turned theater productions which both…

In Hokkaido This Summer 2017? Don’t Miss These 6 Special Summer Events!

Hakodate (函館) is one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道). Regarded as one of the most enjoyable places to visit, Hakodate attracts tourists due to its historical buildings, beautiful scenery, and great local food. Not only is it a popular destination during winter with its powder snow and illumination events, but it has also…

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…

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…

See Millions of Beautiful Lilies at This Flower Viewing Event in Osaka This Summer

Looking for things to do in Osaka this summer? How about seeing 2.5 million lilies simultaneously in bloom at Osaka Maishima Yurien Garden (大阪舞洲ゆり園)? This garden by the bay is definitely a must-visit place this summer season. Be captivated by the beauty of these flowers with the following activities available in the garden! 1. Stroll…

Should a Female Successor Be Allowed to Ascend the Japanese Imperial Throne?

The engagement of Princess Mako (眞子さま), the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), sparked not only a celebration of a joyous affair but also a debate on the status of women in the Royal Family. Japan’s Imperial Family follows the Imperial Household Law (皇室典範), which was in place since 1947 when the Emperor became a…
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