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11 Aizome(Japan Blue) Products That You Should Get From Japan as Souvenir!

Japan, has long held the art of all natural indigo dyeing called Aizome 藍染め. Though many other countries have been producing indigo dye around the same time with some even much earlier, the Japanese’s method is unique in the sense that it uses sukumo (fermented Polygonum leaves). This over 1400 years of history art of…

Must-Try Activities for a Wonderful and Fascinating Winter Experience in Japan

It’s wintertime in Japan! And what can you expect during this season? Snow, of course! Lots of snow! This, however, shouldn’t stop you from traveling and having fun. Here are three things you can do for a fascinating winter experience in Japan! 1. Visit the famous World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go Author’s photo Located in Gifu…

JENESYS 2.0: How to be a Japanese Cultural Ambassador?

As a goodwill ambassador appointed for JENESYS 2.0 last September 2013, I was tasked to spread Japanese culture in my own country through my very own ways. As soon as I found out that the Japan embassy in the Philippines is looking for candidates for JENESYS 2.0, I immediately sent out my application. I presented…
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For Racing Fans: Top 8 Race Circuits in Japan

Many tourists may not notice, but lurking within the quiet and peaceful natural landscapes of Japan are kilometers of asphalt-laid race courses home to motorsport activities such as Formula 1 and the Super GT championships. For all you racing junkies, here are the top 8 racing circuits you must visit while in East Japan. 1.…

5 Fun and Free Things to Do on Your Birthday in Japan

Birthdays come in a limited number, so it is important to make the most out of the ones that you get! If you happen to be lucky enough to be spending your birthday in Japan, there are plenty of benefits that come with your special day. Here are five things not to miss out on!…

Do You Know These 3 Residential Hidden Gems in Kanto, Japan?

Tokyo is home to many interesting and beautiful places, and it is a popular residential area for locals and foreigners alike. However, we all know that the more popular the area, the more expensive rent is. So are there any good places around Tokyo that are suitable for living while still being affordable? Every year,…

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Manga Cafe in Japan!

Public WIFI and mobile personal hotspots may be widely accessible across Japan, but if you’re looking for a strong internet connection with a variety of snacks, plus a comfortable and private place to stay, Manga Kissa (manga cafes) are increasingly becoming a popular and affordable choice! Regardless of whether you are staying in Tokyo or…

Learn the Art of Traditional Pottery at These 3 Workshops in Japan

Japanese pottery is one of the country’s oldest forms of art. Pottery items are made from earthenware or stoneware of which the colors reflect the landscapes of the country. These have a long and successful history and are produced and exported in great numbers to the west. Learning the art of pottery in Japan can…

10 Exciting Outdoor Activities for Adventure Seekers in the Kansai Area

Are you a nature lover, outdoors enthusiast, or adventure seeker? When we go on vacation, we sometimes look for very different things. Some people are happy relaxing at the poolside reading a book; others prefer to check out local sights or shop until they drop in a city. However, some like to experience an exciting…
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