holiday

Get to Know These 3 Popular “Faux-lidays” in Japan and Join in the Fun

Japan is an innovative country. It celebrates so many holidays in a year, both traditional and new. Every year, new holiday observances are introduced which add rhythm to their culture. There is even a list of made-up ones which are known as “faux-lidays” or “kinenbi (記念日)” in Japanese. These are celebrations of certain events that…

Cool Down this Summer at this Dazzling Hideaway in Okinawa!

If you want total serenity from the city, the best getaway is to stay in a secluded place hidden from the mainland and only familiar to a few tourists. The luxurious inns in Chillma will provide you with the “chill out” of a lifetime. This villa is located in the northern part of Okinawa tucked…

Plan the Perfect Holiday by Checking Out Japan’s 72 Microseasons!

When a foreigner asks how many seasons there are in Japan, the most common response is four: spring, summer, fall, and winter. But, did you know that Japan has 24 major seasons with 72 microseasons? Traditional Japanese Calendar baxleystamps.com/ Yes, the Japanese calendar is divided into 24 major divisions that mark the passing of each…

Luxurious holiday on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Do you sometimes feel like you need an exotic and luxurious holiday? Well, if you live in Japan or if you’re coming for a holiday there is one place you should give a try! The paradise island of Ishigaki-jima! Ishigaki-jima okinawa-information.com/ This island is the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago. It is located in…

Kodomo no Hi, or Flying Carps

Kodomo no Hi blog.livedoor.jp/ What is this? Well, it is “Children’s Day” in Japanese. In Japan, Children’s Day always takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month, and it was a national holiday in Japan since 1948. The Japanese government wants to respect their children’s personalities and celebrates their happiness. Talking about that…