tea ceremony

Don’t Miss the Biggest Spring Festival for Lilacs in Sapporo This May!

Spring 2017 in Sapporo (札幌) is going to be full of excitement with lots of events. Sapporo is usually known for its winter festivals such as the Snow Festival (雪まつり), which is probably the largest event to take place in Hokkaido (北海道). However, there are other grand-scale events such as the Yosakoi Soran (よさこいソーラン) Festival…

29 Things to Do in Shibuya, Tokyo’s Fashionable Metropolis

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of Tokyo (東京)’s main districts, home to countless department stores, restaurants, clubs, love hotels, and karaoke (カラオケ) parlors. If you visit Tokyo, spending time in Shibuya is a definite must-see place! Although partying and shopping are great choices, they aren’t the only things to do. Here are 29 things to do…

28 Things to Do in Ginza, the Most Glamorous and Stylish District in Tokyo!

Located in Tokyo (東京)’s Chuo Ward (中央区), Ginza (銀座) is one of the city’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment districts. Within its boundary are many department stores, high-end boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs – anything you could possibly want! On weekend afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (until 6:00pm from April to September), Ginza’s…

Appreciate the Arts This Golden Week by Visiting These 3 Exhibitions in Tokyo

For all culture lovers out there, here’s great news for you! Since Golden Week 2017 has already started, you may do a little bit of holiday escapism that can inspire and invigorate you. So if you happen to have no plans of going out this holiday, might as well visit some of Tokyo (東京) City’s…

Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…

4 Ways to Relive the Days of the Japanese Samurai at Nikko’s Edo Wonderland!

The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko (日光) gives visitors a chance to…

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…

The 3 Essential Tools of a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony has its unique place in Japanese culture and history. Making tea (matcha) is considered an art and there are many schools that teach this together with hospitality and the norms of conducting a tea ceremony. There are many tools used in making tea. Let’s have a look at three of the most important…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in the world, buildings and streets showcasing foreign…
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