Valley of Dolls: a Japanese Ghost Village

With a low birthrate and an aging population the aftermath of the shrinking population is worse outside the big cities. In places where the next doctor is far away or entertainment is limited, it is not surprising that remote places like Nagoro city on Shikoku Island, Japan, have the number of citizens drastically decreasing too.…

Visit This Traditional Boutique in Tokyo Selling Unique Japanese Toothpicks

You may have seen unique boutiques in Japan that sell expensive fruits, lacquerware, traditional dresses, and more. Even though Japan has become a beacon of modernization in this new age, there are still a lot of traditional things that the country holds onto with utmost value. In Tokyo, there is a store that can take…
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Places and other Beautiful Flowers that Bloom in Japan During Spring

Sakura is the most famous seasonal flower in Japan. It is the symbol of spring. People from all over Japan look forward to this season, when they can unfold their picnic mats and gather over a neatly-packed bento with cans of beer while viewing the pretty cherry blossoms. It is the most awaited season after…

Gain an Insider’s View of Yakushima through Volunteering in Japan

Yakul dashing through a lush ancient forest with Ashitaka on his back. Kodamas watch surreptitiously from mossy rocks as Moro approaches, with San, the Princess Mononoke, riding tall and ready to protect her forest. These images came easily to mind as my ferry, Yaku 2, pulled into Port Miyanoura one misty morning. I’d been dreaming…

39 Unique Souvenirs and Gifts to Buy In Tokyo!

Tokyo is a world-famous city. It is visited by over 20 million foreign visitors per year (as of 2017) and will be entering the world stage even more as the host of the Olympics in 2020. This world-class city is on the bucket lists of many foreign travelers and tourists. It is particularly known for…

Yokobachi – Top Restaurant for a Local Kumamoto–Style Meal

Whether you’re in Kumamoto as a resident or a tourist, trying the local food should be top of your to-do list. Each region in Japan has its own specialist dishes, and Kumamoto has some particularly delectable treats to try out. If you want an authentic experience of eating traditional, local food, check out the popular…

Venture out into the Beautiful Mountains of Sendai and Discover its Hidden Gem!

Sendai is considered to be a compact city having both a modern mini metropolis and nearby mountains and considered an easygoing place to live as it is neither too big nor too small. There are plenty of shops that are easily accessible downtown, as well as the beautiful mountains that can be accessed by car.…

Visiting the 5th Station Before Climbing Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is located in Shizuoka prefecture, and stands at a grandiose 3776m. It is arguably the most respected active volcano in Japan, and draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually. The view of Mt. Fuji is picturesque, but the view from its summit would be even more spectacular. jpninfo.com And hence our team of…