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4 Ways to Spend the Christmas Season in 2019 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…

Kamata: The Last Rooftop Ferris Wheel

In the past, department stores in Japan were a common place for families to hang out. Because of this, and to appeal to more and more families, some department stores had amusement parks on their rooftops; and the most popular ride that could be found was the Ferris wheel, which provided a majestic view of…

2019: Winter Afternoon Tea Edition

Tokyo is a city of many hidden talents, excelling at things people would assume other cities dominated instead. One of the things where Tokyo shines is its luxury hotels’ take on afternoon tea, which puts what other cities around the world offer to shame. Since the menus change each season, here we have the best…

Discover the Art of ‘Nihonga’ at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya!

“Nihonga” is the term used for Japanese-style paintings made using traditional art styles and techniques. The Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya which has been founded by Taneji Yamazaki exhibits excellent nihonga done by artists who are working in creative and contemporary directions. A total of 6 to 7 exhibitions are being held every year…

Need Some Dog Love? Go to Dog Heart Cafe in Tokyo for a Cuddle or a Walk!

One of the things that japan has in abundance are cafes of all sorts ranging from regular cafes to owl, rabbit, and the already quite famous cat cafes. One type cafe is not so well-known but still quite popular: dog cafes. Because of the lack of space in many Japanese city houses and apartments, and…

Want Hair Like Your Favorite Anime Character? Here’s Where to Go!

Haven’t we all dreamed of becoming our favorite idol at some point in our lives? Be it Superman, a firefighter, Britney Spears, or Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The excitement you had when you were a little kid and got to dress up as your hero for Halloween is hard to forget. It comes as…

Enjoy a Dynamic Noh Performance at the National Noh Theater in Tokyo

As a country with a rich cultural history, Japan is widely known for its beautiful theatrical arts. One of the most famous forms of theater in Japan is known as “Noh”. The stories used in Noh are derived from traditional literature, and masks, costumes, and various props are used to bring these stories to life.…

Step Into the Past at Shibuya’s Asakura House

In the middle of Tokyo, only five minutes from Daikanyama station lies a hidden gem. Who would have known, that in the modern city of Japan’s capital you could find a traditional Japanese house that you can enter, smell the scent of tatami, get in touch with traditional architecture, and see everything first hand?  …

Shibuya Crossing, the Greatest Tourist Attraction in Japan

The Crowd The Shibuya Crossing or known as “The Scramble” in Tokyo, Japan is well-known as the busiest street in the world. When the traffic lights become red, expect thousands of people coming from different directions crossing in the famous Shibuya intersection.   Prepare your cameras to capture the people crossing the road, as it…