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Do You Know Who Is Behind the Train Melodies You Hear at Japanese Train Stations?

If you’ve ever been to the cities of Tokyo and Osaka, you’ll notice the melody being played when trains are about to arrive and depart from stations. They are called train departure melodies or “hassha merodii” in Japanese. These jingles that whisk commuters on their way were actually made by Japanese composer Minoru Mukaiya, who…

Love Coffee? Don’t Miss the Tokyo Cafe Show in Japan This June 2018!

Did you know that Japan is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world? You’ll see why once you stroll down the streets of cities like Tokyo. It is said that there are more than 7 million cafe-style restaurants in the country. In line with this, an event called the “Tokyo Cafe Show”…

Do You Know This Japanese Designer Famous for Her Western-Style Wedding Dresses?

Did you know that Japan has one of the world’s most prolific fashion designers? Her name is Yumi Katsura, popular for her stunning wedding dresses that are considered modern masterpieces. She is also known for showcasing the most expensive wedding dress to date, which is valued at one billion Japanese yen. Find out more about…

Do You Know Where to Find the Longest Instagram-Worthy Snacks in Tokyo?

Finally, the longest food ever is now available in Japan! Thanks to LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!!, which has recently opened last March 2018 in Takeshita Street, Harajuku, people in Japan can now buy the “longest” soft cream, tornado potato, churros, and cotton candy. Check it out! Instagram-Worthy Food jp.fotolia.com/ Takeshita Street in Harajuku is famous for…

Don’t Miss These 2 Art and Food Festivals in Tokyo This May 2018!

In Japan this May 2018? Make the most of your time by joining these two interesting activities in Tokyo which can fulfill your passion for art and food. They are both attended by many locals and tourists so you shouldn’t miss them as well! 1. Roppongi Art Night 2018 Roppongi Art Night is a one-night…

Go on a Trip Around the World in One Day at This Open-Air Museum in Aichi!

Japan used to be a closed society for 300 years. People in the past were forbidden to learn about other country’s culture. Later on, it became open to the rest of the world and Japan started displaying an undiscriminating love for all things foreign. Such is the case for the Little World Museum of Man,…

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…

Join the Biggest Beer Garden Event at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park This May 2018!

The biggest beer garden event will be held at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park in May 2018. Various kinds of beer and liquor will be served, paired with authentic dishes from different countries. There will also be live music performances as the event aims to provide a comfortable space for people to enjoy drinking delicious alcohol in…

Visit These 2 Dreamy Cafes in Tokyo That are Out of This World!

Japan is abundant in themed restaurants and cafe’s and really does have something for everyone. There are so many of these kinds of places and they are which are scattered throughout the cities of Japan. Some of these are literally hidden gems which can be so thrilling to look for. If you’re after a dreamy,…

Want to Make Your Own Food Replica? Visit This Shop in Tokyo’s Kitchen Town!

Kappabashi Street is a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan popular for its various restaurant and kitchen supply stores. Aside from those, however, there is a shop that sells “fake food” or food replicas called Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya. Their food replica products are ideal for display and souvenirs. Why don’t we check out the step-by-step process…
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