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Interested in Fashion? Watch a Different Fashion Show in Tokyo This Autumn!

Japanese fashion doesn’t necessarily mean baring it all. There is actually a growing trend of staying fashionable the modest way, inspired by Muslim fashion. The increasing number of Muslims visiting Japan year by year prompted a fashion event called “Tokyo Modest Fashion Show” since 2016. This coming November 21 to 23, 2017, another fashion show…

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to See a Geisha Performance for Free in Tokyo!

Geisha can be considered quite an elusive creature in Japan that unless you are super lucky to see them in special events you could easily never see one. Luckily in Tokyo, the Asakusa Geisha group give free performances on certain Saturdays throughout the year with the aim to give tourists the opportunity to experience geisha…

Travel Back 400 Years in Time for the Samurai and Ninja Show in Asakusa!

Most people the world over know Japan for their great warriors, the samurai and ninja. Sadly these roles ended many years ago. But thanks to the efforts of a new group you can see ninja and samurai live in battle! Samurai and Ninja An overview of Japanese history would be lacking greatly if ninja or…

Come See Old and Modern Japan at 2 of Asakusa’s Exciting Festivals

Asakusa is, undeniably, a popular district in Tokyo. It continues to be a popular place for entertainment in the city as well. There are many historical spots and festivals for residents and tourists to enjoy throughout the year. Here are two of the lively festivals you can join in the area. Sanja Festival Sanja Festival…

Authentic Japanese Courtesans in Asakusa, Oiran Dochu Festival

April Courtesan Parade Asakusa Temple and the crowds during the weekend. Author’s photo If you’re ever in Tokyo in April, there’s a parade you can see for free in Asakusa. Asakusa itself is a traditional district in Taito and is famous for the Senso-ji, Asakusa Shrine and Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with a lot of visitors…

The Colorful Asakusa Samba Festival

If you are in Tokyo, you must have visited Asakusa where you can find the Skytree and other major attractions. You also might have heard about the Samba Festival when you were there. Asakusa Samba Festival is organized every year in the Summer in August. It is similar to the Rio Carnival and it is…

“Tori no Ichi”: The Day of Business Prosperity

“Tori no Ichi” Fair is an annual event on the day of Tori (Rooster) that was established in November in Chinese calendar. This event has begun in the Edo Era and you can still see it to our days. The day of Tori comes every 12 days. And ordinally, the first day of the Tori…