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The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Watch the Breathtaking Sunrise from the Top of Mt. Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo (札幌) is the major city on Hokkaido Island (北海道). It is paradise for those who like mountains, the ocean, and want to find time for themselves and get away from the stress of bigger cities. There are many small (やま) and medium (だけ) sized mountains around Sapporo City ranging from around 300 to 1300…

All About Japan’s First Sunrise of the Year and 5 Good Places to View It

Did you know that there are a variety of activities in Japan that you can participate in to mark the momentous occasion of the new year coming in? Other than letting your hair down during countdown parties or reflecting on the past year and making New Year’s resolutions, why not welcome the year the Japanese…

Behind the Scenes: Top 10 Japanese Animation Studios

Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks are company names that sound familiar to all of us. They are, in fact, animation studios. Since the early 1900’s, cartoons have graced the world; the more famous earlier works coming from Walt Disney himself. And to this day, animation studios continue growing, using cutting-edge technology to visualize amazing stories. Japan…

Hatsuhinode: Meet the First Sunrise of the Year in Japan

It’s finally November! And with only a month to spare we’ll soon be saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016! Whether to take off from their bucket list or to experience something new, I’m sure there are some people who are thinking of coming to Japan to celebrate the New Year. There are a…