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A European Town Inside Japan – Must-Visit Theme Parks

Japan is truly a place of great amusement parks, though sadly many were abandoned after the Japanese bubble. However, there are still many amusement parks worth visiting even if they are not located anywehre near the big cities of Tokyo or Osaka. Porto Europa is one of these amusement parks. Located in in Wakayama Prefecture,…

The Mosquito Nightmare: How To Prevent Their Presence

Mosquitoes are a constant annoyance associated with Japanese summers. The biggest problem is that in recent years Japan has seen a particularly unwelcome one: the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rachmadi Hardhanang (@rachmadihardhanang) on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:17pm PST The Asian tiger mosquito, originally from…

What Are Things Like At Japanese Amusement Parks After The State Of Emergency?

Now that the state of emergency has been lifted and that the Tokyo Disney Resort has finally reopened after having closed its doors for months, you may be wondering what the current situations with some of Japan’s most famous theme parks and museums is like: Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea View this post on Instagram A post shared…

Breaking News: The Tokyo Disney Resort is Reopening!

Great news, everyone! The Tokyo Disney Resort is finally reopening on July 1, 2020 after having been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after Universal Studios Japan reopened its doors, the Tokyo Disney Resort was still assessing the situation to see if it would be prudent to reopen. However, until further notice…

The Art of Drainspotting: What Is It?

When we travel, we are always looking straight ahead at the sights, shops, and people around us. But have you ever thought to take a look down at the ground? Don’t miss the unexpected works of art you can stumble upon in the form of unique Japanese manhole covers! Here is an introduction to three…

Japan’s Deadliest Animal

As summer nears, Japan’s most dangerous animal will start appearing in many places. We are not talking about bears, who roam Hokkaido and the northern part of Honshu. We are also not talking about the dangerous box jellyfish that shows up around Okinawa when waters start to warm. Oh, no. The beast we are talking…

Red Flags: Concerns About The New Ghibli Park

When it was announced that a new theme park completely devoted to Ghibli Studio would be built in Aichi, fans of the animated studio jumped in unison, showing excitement about what could possibly become one of the most beautiful and interactive theme parks in the world. by Martin Danker The online reaction was similar to…

Experience authentic Japanese culture and lifestyle at wanoi KAKUNODATE, Akita

The town of Kakunodate, also known as Little Kyoto, is full of charming historical samurai residence streets which have been preserved since the Edo period. It takes about 3 hours by train to reach this town, from Tokyo station with the JR Akita Shinkansen Komachi train. Located here in the charming Kakunodate, wanoi KAKUNODATE is…

BREAKING NEWS: The Olympics Have Been Postponed

It’s official, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not be taking place in 2020. Still, the Olympics will be moved to summer 2021 at the latest. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Prime Minister Abe Shinzo reached the decision on Tuesday. The unprecedented move comes as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic that has locked…