2017 May

Celebrate Japanese Bathhouse Culture With This Silent Disco Event in Tokyo!

Have you ever seen a sento (銭湯), or public bathhouse before? Sentos used to be common among people who lived in small housing facilities that didn’t have private baths. Recently, the number of sentos has been decreasing as most Japanese residences already have bathrooms and shower rooms. Public bathhouses, therefore, are often either shut down…

This Bike Rental in Tokyo Offers Coffee, Cycling, and Sake – in That Order!

Tokyo is full of entertaining and interesting things. Though it is a huge metropolis, its main hotspots are not that far apart. Going around the city can be done easily in a more intimate and street-level perspective than by bus or train. In order to do this, by bicycle is an excellent way to get…

Take Your Kanazawa Trip to the Next Level by Staying at These 2 Luxury Hotels in 2018

Kanazawa (金沢) preserves many of Japan’s ancient architecture. It has several landscape gardens, ponds, streams, and castles frequented by travelers from different parts of the world. Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (北陸新幹線), it is even more accessible for people coming from the Tokyo area. If you’d like to enjoy the old-world atmosphere of Kanazawa, might…

Ghouls, Get Ready! A Tokyo Ghoul Cafe Will Be Coming to Tokyo for a Limited Time!

If you’re a fan of the Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種) series, then you surely already have a hint what this article will be about just by reading the title. That’s right! The internationally popular Tokyo Ghoul will be opening its very own cafe serving Anteiku’s (あんていく) menu right in Tokyo (東京) for a limited time! Tokyo…

Following the Yamagata Mountain Pilgrimage of One of Japan’s Greatest Poets

The Mountain Temple has long been synonymous with haiku master Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉) and his immortal travel log, Oku no Hosomichi (奥の細道; The Narrow Road into the Deep North). Its very name evokes feelings of mystery and tranquility. Situated in the Yamagata (山形) region of the beautiful Tohoku (東北), Yamadera (山寺), meaning “mountain temple”, is…

Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

Where Can You Find This Very Exclusive Shinto Shrine in Japan?

Usually, most places in Japan are open to everyone, irrespective of one’s nationality, religion, race, or gender. However, there are a few spots in Japan which you might think as strange if you are not that familiar with its history and culture. As a matter of fact, there is an island in Japan which is…

Why Should You Use Japanese Bamboo Charcoal in Your Daily Life?

Does it feel humid inside your room? Does your cupboard or refrigerator have that odd smell? Is the tap water in your home not that clean to be consumed? Do you want your skin to be smooth? Well, here is a solution for all these various needs: Charcoal! Yes, activated charcoal has the ability to…

Stay in This Hotel’s Uniquely Japanese Rooms in Kyoto Perfect for All Travelers!

Planning on staying in Kyoto for your vacation? Head to the newly opened South Tower of Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo (ホテルグレイスリー京都三条 南館)! It is an ideal hotel for visitors who’d like to travel in Kyoto and explore the city’s historical streets. Guest Rooms hotel Gracery A post shared by Wps_Oops (@wps_oops) on Jul 28, 2017…