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Unforgettable Journey in Akita by the Unique Cruise Train

Akita Prefecture has a great number of Important Intangible Cultural Assets in Japan such as one of the three major festivals in Tohoku “Akita Kanto Matsuri”, together with a variety of sake and many local dishes. Also, there are Japan folk rituals “Namahage”, registered as UNESCO intangible heritage in the category “Raiho-shin, ritual visits of…

Japan Loves New York? The Statue of Liberty in Japan

Visitors to Odaiba Island while in Tokyo might catch a curious sight in the corner of their eye: A replica of the Statue of Liberty silhouetted against Tokyo Bay. This landmark is just one of many interesting sights to see on the island, but how did it get there? We’ll tell you the history behind…
Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

9 Interesting Sites to Visit in Kyoto

As the old capital of Japan, Kyoto lives up to its name with a variety of historical landmarks visitors flock to. If you are making plans to visit Kyoto, these sights can provide a colorful backdrop to your trip. No matter your interests, Kyoto’s well-preserved historical buildings create a city rich in character and beauty.…

A Borderless World – Tips on visiting teamLab Borderless Museum

TeamLab opened their own teamLab Borderless Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo back in the summer of 2018. The exhibition taking place in the 10,000 sqm Mori Building features endless and beautifully convoluted interactive digital art. The exhibition will remain permanent and is located in Odaiba’s Palette Town on the second floor next to the ferris wheel.…
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10 Weird and Wacky Vending Machines to Find in Tokyo

Vending machines are a staple of modern life, and in Japan they are glowing from every lonely corner at night like some kind of urban lighthouses. They are certainly convenient, reliable, numerous, but in Japan they are also weird and fun and surprising. The majority of vending machines usually sell drinks or small snacks, but…

Inside Kyoto’s Shopping Arcade – Teramachi

Kyoto is a city many associate with the traditional and historical aspects of Japanese culture and society. From the many shrines located around the city to the imposing sights of the Imperial Palace and Nijojo Castle, there’s no lack of traditional Japanese culture to be found. But for those wishing to discover contemporary Japanese life…

Explore the Temples and Shrines of the Ueno Fusion District

Japan is full of rich, historic culture as well as it is a vision of the future. If you are someone who can’t wait to see both sides of Japanese culture you can see both sides in a full day just by walking around a particular area. Ueno, rightly known as the fusion district harmoniously…

The Old and The New- Harajuku, Tokyo

Culture and fashion smoothly collide in the popularly known neighborhood of Harajuku in Tokyo. This area is known for its kawaii vibe and pop culture craze due to the boutiques, thrift shops, themed cafes, and the bold fashion statements made by the people walking its streets. As a tourist in the area, it was unbelievable…

A Rainy Day in Kyoto? Here Are 15 Fun Things to Do Even In Bad Weather

You planned your trip to Kyoto months ago and you have just realized it is going to rain? Don’t fret for there are a lot of great things to do on a rainy day. Kyoto is essentially known for its temples and gardens, and some of them are perfect to visit even in bad weather.…