moon viewing (otsukimi)

Prepare For Your Visit To Tokyo and Read About these 4 Weather Changes in the City

It is common for tourists to put Tokyo at the top of their destination list when visiting Japan. Tokyo is considered to be one of the world’s greatest cities to visit in terms of restaurants, fashion stores, fish markets, electronics, public parks, and interesting gadgets! However, there are many things you need to consider before…

Indulge in Melodious Music Under the Moonlit Autumn Sky at Sankeien in Yokohama

As the long autumn nights approach, are you wondering about what you can do other than explore the nightlife or enjoy a nice dinner? If music is your thing and you are interested in exploring a traditional Japanese garden under the moonlit sky, how about heading to Sankeien (三渓園) to participate in its kangetsukai (観月会)…

Enjoy the Harmony of Nature and People Under the Moonlight at This Event in Japan

Kinugawa Onsen (鬼怒川温泉) is a famous hot spring resort located at the upstream of Kinugawa River in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. Being located near Tokyo, it is known as one of the “inner rooms of Tokyo (東京の奥座敷)” along with its counterparts, Hakone and Atami. However, other than having a relaxing bath in the warm onsen,…

Join These 2 Awesome Moon Viewing Events in Osaka this October 2017!

Moon viewing (Tsukimi) or Harvest moon festival is a Japanese festival to honor the autumn moon. This event was said to have started in Japan during the Heian era (794 to 1185) and is a custom which originated from Japanese aristocrats but later became popular and is now a celebration for everyone! This is a…

Observe the Autumn Full Moon With a Japanese Moon-Shaped Dessert

In Japan, the month of September used to be known by the name Nagatsuki (長月) in the kyuureki (旧暦) or the old lunar calendar. Subsequently, with the adoption of the Western calendar, the same name was thus used for the 9th month in the new calendar system. There are a number of theories as to…