Hoshizuna Beach: Okinawa’s Star Sand Beach

Okinawa Prefecture is well-known for its beautiful, pristine beaches that each year are gathering more attention from overseas tourists and hoteliers. One of the many islands that form part of the Okinawa is called Taketomi-jima, and on its northern shores there is a small beach called Hoshizuna-no-Hama, which literally translates to ‘Star Sand Beach’. If…

The Best Place to See Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido!

It’s that time of the year again when people start wishing for winter to end and spring to come soon. Spring is, indeed, one of the enjoyable seasons to cherish in Japan. But with so many parks in the country, it becomes hard to know which one provides that coveted authentic Japanese spring experience. If…

Japan’s Deadliest Mountain

Do a quick Google search about the most dangerous mountains in the world, and you will not find a single one from Japan. That’s understandable. While Japan has many mountains due to it being part of the Ring of Fire, it does not have any of those monumental mountains that are known for their extreme…

New Louis Vuitton Store in Ginza Will Have a Cafe!

The Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki-dori store, which opened in 1981, is debuting its new facelift. The store, which occupies a very desirable corner on the popular Namiki-dori Street in Ginza had temporarily moved to the Tokyo Ginza Asahi Building, which houses the Hyatt Centric, as the flagship store prepared for its new façade. View this…

6 Activities to Truly Experience Japanese Culture

Whether it’s about exotic foods or groundbreaking discoveries, Japan has continued to make news around the world, especially now that Tokyo is set to host the most awaited 2020 Olympics. If it’s your first time coming to Japan and you want to experience its culture, here are seven must-try activities, and all available in Tokyo!…

5 Ways to Spend the Christmas Season in 2020 in Japan

Just like other countries in the world, Japan celebrates Christmas in a fun and festive way. Though the holiday is quite new, not traditionally Japanese, and it is not based on any religious reasons, it is still celebrated with a lot of excitement. Everyone being in a festive mood, and a lot of businesses catering…

Merging JAL and ANA Would Be a Big Mistake

Here is an interesting piece of news: Heizo Takenaka, one of the experts of the Growth Strategy Council, has stated that All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) would need capital injection in the future, mentioning that JAL and ANA should work together and integrate. by Martin Danker While this remains the sole opinion…

Lost in Lust: The Incredible World of Japanese Kinky Love Hotels

There is something absolutely fascinating about Japanese love hotels. Catered to adults and devoted exclusively to sex, they offer a calm oasis in this archipelago of condensed apartment buildings and where, at least traditionally, several generations live together. These are not the decrepit North American motels where extramarital affairs take place and where villains in…

Why Are Teenage Girls Going Out With Older Men?

When it comes to human trafficking, one might usually think of impoverished countries where laws are not enforced and politics are full of corruption. However, many first world countries are in fact important source transportations and destinations when it comes to human trafficking. This can be something that many citizens tends to overlook as they…

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,…