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Climb One of the Tallest Towers in Japan and Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Several types of mental illnesses are heavily stigmatized in Japan. As a country that truly values conformity, people who have mental illnesses are often singled out. In order to remove these stigmas and provide mental health awareness, an event will be held on September 10, 2017, which is World Suicide Prevention Day, allowing people to…

Relax in These 3 Japanese Hot Spring Hotels in the Heart of Hakata

Hotel accommodation in Japan is never complete without a hot spring. This is an important part of Japanese culture which people should experience. It makes every stay a special one. Deeply connected to the country’s long and rich history, the extra benefit of a hot spring will make your stay a special one. If you’re…

Looking for a Place to Stay in Akihabara? Here Are 3 Budget-Friendly Hotels

Akihabara is considered a geeky place in Japan where you can find plenty of electronic and cultural stores for otakus. It is also home to one of Japan’s most popular icons, maid cafes. The place is lively and will surely never bore you. If you’d like to stay in this district to have a fun…

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…

Will Hello Kitty as Wonder Woman Help Promote the Superhero Film in Japan?

Sanrio’s (サンリオ) Hello Kitty (ハローキティ) is known for emulating different characters such as the gun-slinging schoolgirl from the 2016 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃) movie or as the iconic robot in Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ), a Japanese super robot manga series. However, for the first time in history, Hello Kitty will be partnering with a…

Eat This Cup Noodle With Ice to Keep You Cool and Refreshed This Summer in Japan!

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, which is why it tends to be less popular than all the other seasons. Aside from summer festivals and the beach, there seems to be nothing much to look forward to. This is the reason Nissin Cup Noodle (日清カップヌードル) released a reprise of their Cup Noodle Somen (カップヌードル…

Enjoy a Hogwarts-Inspired Stay in Japan at the Expected Inn!

For the first time in 45 years, the number of travelers in Japan has surpassed the expected outbound figure. It seems like the number of visitors in the country is going to increase even more in the near future. With this in mind, Reqrea Inc., a company in Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県) recently opened an old…

Travel Back in Time to the Showa Era with This All-You-Can-Drink Event in Tokyo

The Showa period in Japan is said to have been a time of enlightened peace and harmony. A radical change occurred in the country after being defeated in World War II. Japan was occupied by foreign powers which transformed the country into a democracy. It also resulted in economic growth which rapidly made the country…

Which AKB Star Has Been Voted the Most Popular for the 3rd Year Running?

If you’re a fan of AKB48 then you probably know the idol who’s currently in the number 1 position. Her name is Rino Sashihara (指原莉乃). She has managed to cling onto the top position for the third year straight. Her popularity is based on a poll that is conducted periodically. The recent poll conducted on…

Explore Japan’s Awesome Coastline at These 3 Paradise-Like Beaches!

Many people don’t know how incredible some beaches are in Japan. Though the country is commonly associated with skyscrapers, city lights, and bustling streets, it is also home to an awesome coastline. Its long and thin length as an island country being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan makes it abundant in…
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