Tourism

Explore the Different Sides of Mount Fuji at the Fujisan World Heritage Center!

Whenever people talk about visiting Mount Fuji, there are a few standard approaches to go about it. If you are physically fit or the adventurous type, you would probably relish the experience of making the tough ascent during the summer months and experience its spiritual strength and visual beauty from the summit. For those who…

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Okinawa Your Winter Getaway!

Before I came to Japan, I had only vaguely heard of Okinawa. In fact, I’d heard of it because it was featured in the first Kill Bill movie. And when I came to live in Japan, I definitely didn’t think I would be in a country which holds tropical beaches and Hawaii-like weather. I assumed…

Enjoy Summer in Traditional Japanese Style at Sumida Aquarium’s Special Event!

With the summer coming closer, many establishments all over the country are now bringing out their own set of preparations for the upcoming season. One particular establishment that is often visited by tourists in Tokyo has also prepared their own share of excitement for summer! While the season may come with the heat, Edo Kingyo…

Where Can You Find High-Quality Jewelry at Reasonable Prices in Tokyo?

Harry Winston, Tiffany, Cartier. These are jewelry brands that everyone knows. Loved all over the world, possession of these brands’ items is often perceived to mean high status. However, it seems that foreigners visiting Japan do not take notice of these high-end brands, but aim for downtown jewelry stores in places like Ueno and Okachimachi.…

Should Onsen Tattoo Restrictions Be Relaxed to Promote Tourism in Japan?

Having a tattoo is usually associated with a bad reputation in Japan though a few people have already accepted it. This recognition comes from a historical background related to illegal gangster organizations and somehow being part of an anti-social system. This tradition has been affecting many travelers who display their tattoos as a form of…

Your Greatest Help In Japan Is An App Accessible Offline! Check Out Tabimori!

We all know the humorously accurate catchphrase “there’s an app for that” that began circulating once everyone seemed to own a smartphone. Technology has advanced to such a degree that no matter what our needs, we can easily solve any problem by pressing the touch-screen on our phones. But what about when we’re traveling and…

Meet Jii Pop, A Group of Grandpas from Kochi Who Have Made Their Idol Debut!

Idols have become an everyday scene in the entertainment industry with a number of popular groups having their own shows being aired regularly on television. Boy groups or girl groups, solo artists and more, each and every one of them has made their name and catch the attention of many people. Now, there’s one group…

Celebrate Hinamatsuri with the Sagemon Girls of Yanagawa City!

Yanagawa City in Fukuoka is a popular place for tourists because of its wide canals. The number of tourists has actually increased in recent years. To make sure that this trend will continue, a promo video known as “Sagemon Girls” was created by two organizations. prtimes.jp/ Yanagawa as a Tourist Destination yokoso-japan.jp/ It is no…
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