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3 of the Most Fascinating and Somewhat Unusual Festivals that are Celebrated in Japan!

There are so many festivals that occur in Japan throughout the year; however, some may appear stranger than the others. Nonetheless, these traditional celebrations are fascinating and may even be considered unusual among locals too. So, here is a list of 3 of the strangest festivals that you can experience in Japan. 1. Kokusekiji Sominsai…

Are You In Aichi or Osaka? Cool Down at the Bubble Run This Summer!

Running has become a popular sport over the past few years thanks to the number of benefits one can get from the activity. But in this summer heat running might not be a good choice, or so you’ve thought. Thanks to a bubbly event called Bubble Run, you can run without having to mind the…

Ninja Day Is a Real Event in Japan?

Ninja Day is celebrated on the 22nd of February (which is the same as Cat Day). Similar to Cat Day, the reason that Ninja Day falls on the 22nd of February is due to the sound of the number 2. In Japanese, the number 2 is pronounced as “ni”, which is similar to the “ni”…

Now You Can Try Yabusame (Japanese Mounted Archery) From the Back of a Taxi?

Ever thought of doing the traditional Yabusame (mounted archery) from the back of a taxi? You can now try it with a special 2-day archery course being offered by Sanwa Kotsu, a Japanese Taxi Company which has been expanding its business in the country over the past few years. The course will give the participants…

Want to Make an Exciting Day Trip? Place a Bet at the Bicycle Races in Japan!

Gambling is officially not allowed in Japan. However, there are several exceptions, and one of these is an Olympic sport known as Keirin (track racing). Its name originated from a Japanese word meaning ‘racing wheels’ or ‘bicycle race’. It was developed in Japan in 1948 for the sole purpose of gambling, and it became an…

Chocoholics Should Not Miss Out on the Daimaru Matsuzakaya Chocolat Promenade!

Valentines Day is fast approaching and as expected, lots of chocolates will be pouring out all over Japan. However, when the demand for the country’s material manifestation of love overshoots the amount of supply, that spells disaster for all chocoholics out there. So, if you don’t want to be left behind, I suggest that you…

Get Merry at These 3 Amazing Festivals in Shikoku

Shikoku is the smallest of the 4 main islands in Japan and is located in the south-western part just below largest island Honshu. It is a very scenic island with beautiful vistas and plenty of interesting places to visit, and it is famous for its shrines and temples. Shikoku has four provinces or prefectures, namely…

Don’t Miss These 4 Head-banging Rock Festivals in Japan

Something not everyone may know is that Japan has a very active rock scene. Many rock and roll bands, foreign as well as homegrown, thrive in Japan and they are extremely popular. There are some famous rock festivals that the rock fan in you will definitely want to visit!   1. Fuji Rock Festival  …