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Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

You’ll Never Miss Halloween at This Spooky Ghost-Themed Bar in Tokyo!

Halloween may be over but not for this izakaya (Japanese pub) in Tokyo called “Yurei” which celebrates the event all throughout the year. The bar is quite amusing with all its spooky decorations and eerie chant music. It is full of creepy elements, from bloody dishes to ghostly servers. They also have a lot of…

Feel the Heat as You Celebrate These 2 Fire Festivals in Hamamatsu, Japan

Fire symbolizes light, warmth, and purification. In the mountains of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture, fires are lit, dances are performed, and prayers are offered. Check out these two fire festivals in the area this December 2017! 1. Kanzanji Fire Festival The Kanzanji Temple holds a fire festival annually on December 15. During the festival, prayers…

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…

The Top 8 Spots in Karuizawa to Experience the Beauty of Autumn in Japan

Karuizawa-machi in Nagano Prefecture is a popular summer destination because of its cooler weather. The town is considered as a highland resort known for skiing in winter, golf in summer, and shopping all year round. Though more popular in the summer season, Karuizawa is also a perfect autumn destination. If you love the explosion of…

Enjoy An Authentic Mojito for Only 300 Yen at This Standing Bar in Tokyo!

Good news mojito enthusiasts! There is a standing bar in Ginza which serves a huge selection of food and drink, including mojito’s, for only 300 yen! If you haven’t visited this great place yet then it is probably time to bring that alcoholic spirit of yours and head to the bar. It recently received the…

Connect With Beautiful Japanese Nature by Taking a Ride on This Sightseeing Train

At this time of the year, there are many autumn tours being offered in Japan. One undeniably awesome traditional experience you can try is riding the Watarase Valley Railway, a Japanese railway that connects Kiryu Station in Gunma and Mato Station in Tochigi. Although you can ride the train anytime, the best time is during…

Two Popular Female Body Builders in Japan who Empower Women to Get Stronger!

Japanese women are often perceived as shy and reserved. It is a common stereotype that they should stay slim in order to look young. However, the growing number of women who are interested in bodybuilding has been increasing recently. Most of them are middle-aged but women of all ages are beginning to develop a passion…

Visit a Real-Life Version of Kiki’s Bakery From the Ghibli Animation in Japan!

Are you a huge fan of Studio Ghibli animations? If you are, then you must have come across the 1989 fantasy animation, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Interestingly, there’s a real-life Kiki’s Bakery located in a small hamlet called Yufuin Floral Village in Japan. Not much is known about the place other than having a whimsical and…

10 Things to Do in Omura, the City of History and Flowers in Nagasaki, Japan

Discover Omura City’s rich history and its deep ties to Christianity. Symbolized by a rare kind of sakura, this city in Nagasaki is also popular for its flowers. Here are 10 things to do in the city of history and flowers! 1. Meet Japan’s first Christian daimyo A post shared by 城 takahiro (@taka10.8bass) on…
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