2017 October

Satisfy Your Matcha Cravings at These 11 Restaurants and Shops in Uji, Kyoto

When talking about Kyoto’s Uji City, the image of matcha is probably one of the first things that come to mind. Uji, being the second largest tea plantation region in Japan, is well known for its superior quality green tea. Even though there are many places in Japan that offers matcha and matcha products, fans…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Enter a Restaurant in Japan!

‘Irasshaimase’ is a very common Japanese phrase which means ‘welcome’ or ‘please come in’, and it can often be heard when you step into a restaurant in Japan. Imagine the scenario of the staff greeting you, then leading you to your assigned table. Now, if you are new to Japan, you may ask yourself the…

Find Out About Ishoku Hada, a Bold and Eye-catching New Fashion Trend in Japan!

It is no surprise that new fashion trends keep on sprouting in Tokyo. In 2017, another trend hit the neighborhoods of the capital city. Insanely bright and colorful painted skin is now considered a form of self-expression and is becoming increasingly popular. This new fashion trend is known as ‘Ishoku Hada’, which literally means unique…

Enjoy Drinks, Snacks, and Awesome Views on Japan’s Tallest Ferris Wheel in Osaka!

Do you know that the tallest Ferris wheel in Japan has been operating since July 2016? This popular and entertaining ride was established in Lalaport EXPOCITY, an entertainment complex in Osaka City consisting of many shops and restaurants. The ride, called Redhorse Osaka Wheel, has transparent gondolas which take you up to a 123-meter height!…

Japanese Street Fashion: What Is the ‘Decora’ Style and How Does It Look?

As some people already know, there are many diverse street fashion styles that exist in Japan. For people outside of the country, they might find some of the fashion styles quite unusual, but they have many dedicated followers out there that think of it as a passion – a lifestyle even. One of the most…

7 Must-Visit Spots in Okinawa’s Miyako Island: Beaches, Capes, and More

Miyako Island is one of the best islands to visit in Japan, especially during the summer season. Located in the south of Okinawa, it is reachable from Tokyo via a two-hour plane ride. Aside from being known for its brown sugar and pineapples, the island has lots of other attractions such as beautiful beaches and…

Are There LGBT Families in Japan? What Is Their Situation Like?

Japan is a country of advancement, and in many aspects, it seems to be one step ahead of everybody else. However, there is one area in which this country is lagging behind. And that area consists of issues relating to LGBT. It was not until recent years that Japan’s outlook on the LGBT community started…

See Colorful Hot Air Balloons Up in the Sky at This Balloon Festival in Japan!

Do you want to attend a colorful event where you can see hot air balloons flying in the sky? Come join the 2017 Saga International Balloon Fiesta! Happening on November 1 to 5, 2017, in Saga, Japan, this international competition will be participated by 15 countries flying more than 100 hot air balloons. Check it…

Enjoy Fine Food and Complimentary Drinks at These 2 Great Restaurants in Tokyo!

Japan is famous for its cuisine. It is thought to have the most Michelin Starred restaurants of any country in the world, and takes food very seriously! There are numerous dining options to choose from if you are in staying in Japan. With the growing competitive food market in the country, it can be tough…