Senso-ji Temple

Celebrate Japan’s Bean-Throwing Tradition by Joining These 2 Events in February

Japan has many celebrations and traditions that are relatively unknown by those outside the country. New Year is celebrated differently to the West, and in February, there is an old tradition that is still enjoyed by families, groups of friends, and even co-workers to this day. February is a busy month for events in Japan.…

30 Great Hotels in Amazing Akihabara For a Perfect Stay in Tokyo in 2018!

Akihabara, also known as Akiba, is a district of Tokyo which attracts people for its stunning neon streets and fun gaming culture. Commonly referred to as the Electric Town of Tokyo, this area is filled to the brim with electronics shops, gaming arcades, maid cafes, and a selection of unique restaurants and bars. Visitors can…

Top 28 Recommended Hotels in Asakusa For a Great Stay in Tokyo in 2018

Asakusa District in Taito is a hugely popular area of Tokyo known for its traditional restaurants and historic sights. Visitors flock to this area to get a real sense of Japanese history and culture, and can also access other spots easily from this area, including Tokyo Sky Tree. One of the most well-known spots is…

Find the Best Accommodation in Japan in 2018 with Our Area by Area Hotel Guide

A capital city basked in both traditional and modern Japanese culture at every glance, Tokyo’s diverse neighbourhoods all have a unique charm ready to be discovered and endless places to stay to provide you with the base to do so. Japan’s reputation for good hospitality, politeness and cleanliness holds true for a lot of its…

Top Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2018!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

Check Out Hanayashiki Park in Asakusa − Japan’s Oldest Amusement Park!

Why yes, not only is there an amusement park in Asakusa, but one so close to Senso-ji Temple! The Hanayashiki Park was initially conceived as a flower garden themed park in 1853 near the end of the Edo period, but it is now best known for being Japan’s oldest amusement park in Tokyo. Not bad…

Setsubun: Throw Beans and Drive the Demons Away!

According to the Japanese Lunar Calendar, ‘Setsubun’ (literally ‘seasonal division’ in English) is the day before the arrival of spring. It is celebrated on February 3rd usually as a part of the Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) across Japan at all shrines and temples. It can be called Japanese New Year too. Celebrations take place with…
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