2017 August

6 Gaming Company Buildings in Japan All Gamers Should Visit!

If I asked you to name a video game, what would you say? The Legend of Zelda? Super Mario? Metal Gear? Ask anyone to name the first video game that comes to their head, and it’s fairly likely that their answer will be a game or character that originated in Japan. This country has been…

Think You Know Japanese Folklore? Check Your Knowledge of These 5 Animal Yokais

Yōkais are famous elements of Japanese folklore and are considered to be a class of supernatural demons and spirits. The word itself is made up of the characters meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “an apparition; mystery; suspicious.” Together, these characters form a word meaning something like “bewitching, mysterious apparition.” Yōkai can take many forms and…

7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

Check Out These 3 Places in Hokkaido To Meet Some Fantastic Animals!

Hokkaido is all about volcanoes, hot springs, and mountains. It is rich in natural parks and places where animals trot along. It is distinguishable from all the other places in Japan due to its undisturbed forests. Summer in Hokkaido is popular because it’s usually cooler than the rest of the country, and it is also…

Fill Up on Delicious Food at These 3 Unusual All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Tokyo

While travelling, one of the most important decisions to make on a daily basis is where and what to eat. Especially in a foreign country where you may not understand the language, reading the menu alone can be pretty intimidating and you may accidentally end up ordering something you don’t like or can’t eat. What’s…

Witness a Spectacular Diversity of Arts in This Upcoming Festival in Tokyo 2017

Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is considered one of the largest international performing arts event in Japan. It was launched in 2009 and is believed to have developed from another festival that went by various names. The event is based in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo’s multiple city centers and is funded by the Toshima Ward and the Tokyo…

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Do You Know the 3 Greatest Udon Noodles in Japan? Have You Tried Them Yet?

Almost everyone must be rather familiar with udon (うどん) – the white, thick, and chewy Japanese noodle that can be served either hot or cold. Udon can be easily found in many places, from convenience stores to restaurants. Did you know that in Japan, there are namely three types of udon that are known as…
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