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10 Unique Japanese Festivals to Celebrate During the Month of February!

Japan has plenty of festivals and almost every other day, there is something or the other happening in Japan. It makes us think Japanese culture is truly a culture of celebration. Japanese festivals are often based around an event with food stalls, entertainment and carnival games to keep everyone entertained. Usually, they are based around…

Get Dirty at These 2 Festivals in Japan!

Japan is famous for its many festivals, with some being more colorful than others. Think of the penis festival, the festival where sumo wrestlers try to make babies cry and the festival with thousands of lit lanterns floating on the river. But have you ever thought of joining a very messy festival in Japan? Some…

3 Annual AKB48 Events Every Fan Must Enjoy!

AKB48, large, popular and not to mention cute. This idol group has stayed on the idol industry and is still gaining fans from all over the world creating record-breaking sales every year. AKB48 releases around 4 to 5 singles per year but one thing about this idol group that you’ll love is not only their…

5 Amazing Winter Snow Festivals to Experience in Northern Tohoku!

Whenever the topic of Japanese festivals (matsuri 祭り) is brought up, the season which usually comes to mind first would be summer when many gather in their yukatas and clogs to visit food stalls selling various delicacies and game stalls offering entertainment for people of all ages. The festivals usually end with fireworks illuminating the…

Top 5 Places to Go for a Spook-tastic Halloween around Tokyo

There is nothing like being in Japan for Halloween, especially here in Tokyo. For a country that is world renown for both kawaii (super cute) things and anime/manga, this holiday holds a very special place in the hearts of people here both young and old. For those wanting to participate and those wanting to get…

Travel Down Gigantic Toilet Bowl at The Museum of Science

In the high tech country that is Japan, it is not surprising that they are quite advanced in toilet machinery. However, it does come as a shock to see a whole exhibition dedicated to it’s functions. The interactive exhibit “Toilet?! – Human Waste and Earth’s Future” is an exhibit geared towards school aged children (and…

What to Do During the Japanese winter?

The Japanese winter season starts from December and ends in February. There are times when the country is freezing cold that people forget about doing any special activities. It can be a dream for skiers but a nightmare for the tropical ones. For those who want to make the most of their winter stay in…

3 Free or Budget-Friendly Activities to Check Out this Autumn in Japan

Autumn is soon arriving Japan and the humidity and heat of summer will be just a memory again. Autumn is a spectacular time to visit Japan. Children are back in school so it is slightly less busy, the summer rain has ended so you can enjoy clear days and the scorching heat has passed. If…

3 Prestigious Japanese Spring Festivals

Spring is a time of renewal, it heralds the end of a cold winter with the promise of new life for nature. In spring Japan really comes alive, hanami parties and cherry blossom viewing is a national past-time at this time of year. However hanami is not the only event that you can see in…