2017 November

Two Popular Female Body Builders in Japan who Empower Women to Get Stronger!

Japanese women are often perceived as shy and reserved. It is a common stereotype that they should stay slim in order to look young. However, the growing number of women who are interested in bodybuilding has been increasing recently. Most of them are middle-aged but women of all ages are beginning to develop a passion…

Visiting Kagoshima? Here Are 4 Activities You Should Try While You’re There!

The prefecture of Kagoshima, located in the far south of Kyushu, may not be the most well-known tourist destination in Japan but it certainly has a lot to offer visitors. Famous for its production of sweet potatoes, shochu, and green tea, Kagoshima is a friendly and welcoming place far removed from the hustle and bustle…

4 Beautiful Light Illumination Events in Japan this Winter 2017!

As the winter season approaches in Japan, the weather starts to get cooler. People may not be looking forward to the boring cold days, especially those who are living in colder regions such as Hokkaido. However, there are several ways to enjoy the harsh season! One of the fun and stunning winter features in this…

Who Is This Japanese Pianist That Has Wowed the World Despite His Blindness?

Have you ever seen a blind pianist who plays music well? You might be surprised if you come to know Nobuyuki Tsujii – a talented Japanese pianist who plays music with sweetness, gentleness, and sincerity as if he is not visually impaired. His talent in music garnered him several awards including international ones, and his…

Get Cozy and Enjoy Quality Hand Drip Coffee at This Secluded Cafe in Sapporo

When in the colder parts of Japan such as Hokkaido, wouldn’t you want a nice, hot cup of delicious coffee? If so, you’ll surely enjoy your coffee experience at Cafe MORIHIKO, a rustic cafe located in Sapporo. Check it out! What makes Cafe MORIHIKO Unique? In Hokkaido Prefecture’s Sapporo City lies Cafe MORIHIKO, a tiny…

Do You Know Peter Rabbit? Check Out His Own Themed Garden Cafe in Tokyo!

When you travel around Japan and look closely at some Japanese items, you’ll see the affection that the Japanese people have for Beatrix Potter. Beatrix was a British writer who wrote the ever-popular story of Peter Rabbit, one of the adored bunnies in the country. Did you know that there is a Peter Rabbit Garden…

Visit a Real-Life Version of Kiki’s Bakery From the Ghibli Animation in Japan!

Are you a huge fan of Studio Ghibli animations? If you are, then you must have come across the 1989 fantasy animation, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Interestingly, there’s a real-life Kiki’s Bakery located in a small hamlet called Yufuin Floral Village in Japan. Not much is known about the place other than having a whimsical and…

Have a Fantastic Doggy Date at These 3 Pet-Friendly Cafes in Tokyo

Dogs are inherently playful creatures. They are so fun-loving that pet owners can’t help but bring them along anywhere they go. Unfortunately, not all places in Japan are pet-friendly. The good news, however, is that there are a couple of pet-friendly cafes that allow you to bring your pooch without having to worry about strict…

Craving Craft Beer in Kagoshima? Check Out These 2 Fantastic Bars!

Kagoshima is a delightful and friendly city in the south of Kyushu that is famous for its iconic active volcano, Sakurajima. It is also well known as a producer of Japanese shochu, and there are numerous stores stocked with beautifully decorated bottles of this traditional spirit. However, for those who prefer a cold glass of…