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7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

What Is This Traditional Japanese Way of Cooling Down in the Summer?

Summer is intensely hot in Japan. While people have their own different ways of dealing with the heat, most stay inside air-conditioned rooms all day. However, this was not the case in the past as the older generation used a different method of cooling down. Their method is called “uchimizu,” which comes from the Japanese…

Looking to Buy a Yukata for Summer? Check Out These 5 Affordable Places in Japan!

It is almost impossible to walk down Tokyo’s summer festivals and not see Japanese people in their yukata, a traditional Japanese clothing for summer. Yukata is the more casual version of a kimono, made from cotton or synthetic fiber. It is made for all genders and ages. Not only is it perfect for personal wear…

The Top 5 Traditional Japanese Fashions You Can Still See in the Streets Today

As much as Japan is a popular country for its pioneering in technological advancements, it is also a country that greatly values its heritage and tradition. In fact, a lot of Japan’s annual festivals, celebrations and present-day practices can be attributed to customs from centuries ago, which are, these days, updated thanks to recent technologies.…

5 Festivals and Activities to Participate in This Summer at Dotonbori in Osaka!

Dotonbori is one of the popular destinations in Osaka for both local and foreign tourists. The long sidewalk of Dotonbori is where you can find different shops, entertainment facilities, and restaurants with their colorful and creative signboards which give an ordinary day a festive atmosphere when you are walking in the area. During the summer…

Experience Edo and Goldfish-Themed Treats at this Event in Tokyo!

Japan is a country brimming with traditional culture alongside the age of modernization. This aspect that the country can proudly boast of is one of the many reasons to visit and experience Japan first-hand. If you want to see a different side of the Japanese summer, you can’t miss the Eco Edo Nihonbashi (ECO EDO日本橋)…

Wanna Dress up in a Yukata This Summer? Check Out This Hotel’s Seasonal Offer!

Summer promotions have already started in Japan. Several hotels and restaurants have started giving discounts and freebies to people availing of their services. One of the best deals this summer is the plan called “Girls Yukata Stay (ガールズ浴衣ステイ)” at Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo (リーガロイヤルホテル東京) wherein summer kimono (着物) or yukata (浴衣) are offered to women…

23 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo!

Harajuku (原宿) is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo (東京), home to the famous Takeshita Street (竹下通り) and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)’s style, and various subcultures like lolita (ロリータ) and gothloli (ゴスロリ). If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo…

Travel Back in Time to the Edo Period at this Museum in Osaka!

It is true that there are many historical buildings and monuments in the Kansai (関西) region alone or, in fact, throughout Japan. But how often do you get to stroll through a street with Edo period (江戸時代) buildings without the interference of a modern landscape? A visit to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living…

Who is the Pretty Japanese Actress in This TV Commercial?

In July 2016 there was a Japanese TV commercial on television that has captured our hearts because the lady in it exudes such a pretty girl-next-door vibe! Do you know the Japanese actress who shows us how beautiful she looks when she dons a yukata in this new commercial? Summer Kimono The commercial featuring Erika…
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