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Witness the Okawa River Turn Into Milky Way at This Summer Event in Osaka

As the summer months are fast approaching, so are this season’s festivals and colorful events in Japan. In Osaka particularly, an annual event called “Heisei OSAKA Legend of the Milky Way” lights up the Okawa River with little LED balls, making the river look like our galaxy, the Milky Way. Check it out! The Legend…

Tanabata Festival Celebration Differences: Tokyo, Osaka, and Sendai

Tanabata festival is one of the Japanese traditional festivals that are held every summer. Tanabata festival that is also well known as ‘star festival’ originally comes from Chinese “Qixi” festival. The date of this festival varies among the regions of the country. The festival usually held between July 7 – August 7 every year. enews.buddhistdoor.com/…

The10 Annual Celebrated Events in Japan

Whether you want maximize your travel experience or you just want to stock some knowledge in the pocket of your head, it is good to know the annual events of a country we want to visit. Annual events in Japan is called Nenchuu Gyooji 年中行事. Below is a list of holidays and events celebrated all…

July is Coming and So is Japan’s Annual Star Festival all About Love and the Universe!

July is fast approaching! So, what’s interesting in July? Aside from the fact that it’s my mother’s, my cousin’s, my niece’s and my uncle’s birthdays (which you really don’t actually care about), it’s also America’s Independence Day (July 4th), which you may not be interested in either. What is fun and interesting, though, is getting…

4 Amazing Seasonal Events in Miyagi

Miyagi prefecture is a beautiful place in Tohoku region that has many interesting events which attract domestic and international tourists. You definitely don’t want to miss it even for one season. 1. Sendai Tanabata Festival in Summer notesofnomads.com/ Inspired from a Chinese legend, Sendai Tanabata Festival that take place by 7th of July is one…

Sendai, the green city of hope

The city of trees sakura-hotel-ikebukuro.com/ Have a chance to travel to Japan? Confused which cities to visit? Please don’t be. Sendai could be one of your favorite destinations. It takes only 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo to Sendai by JR Shinkansen Tohoku Line. Located in Tohoku region, Miyagi prefecture, it is well known as…

3 Things to See in Hiratsuka, A midway City between Tokyo and Mt.Fuji

Hiratsuka is located in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. It takes at least one hour by train from Tokyo or Yokohama. So, why not pay a visit to Hiratsuka and have a nice day. 1. Tanabata Festival trekearth.com/ This festival is celebrated in the months of July and August on various dates, but mostly on July…

Tanabata, a love story that is celebrated nation-wide

Tanabata Matsuri, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese Festival celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month — the July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. Story travelfreak.com The story of Tanabata Matsuri was about a princess, named Orihime (Weaving Princess). She was the daughter of Tentei (Sky King). Everyday she went…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 3

Did you know, that many Japanese festivals are featured in emoticons? If you were wondering what some of the emoji on your phone might be, find out what their Japanese origins are here in this article! Hinamatsuri media.kddi.com/ ps38.org/ The doll’s festival is held on March 3rd. Japanese decorate a set of two princes and…