2018 February

Do You Know These 5 Important Animals in Japanese Culture and Their Symbolism?

Myths and legends are common things in Japan. From city origins to shrine deities, the country has rich stories for how things came about, where they are from, and what they mean for modern Japan. Animals are no exception. In fact, they are highly revered by the Japanese, to the point that they build shrines…

Go-Kart Your Way Through the Streets of Osaka and See Its Famous Landmarks!

Looking for some city adventure during your travels in Japan? Then why not try these custom-made go-karts and drive around the streets of Osaka while wearing a cute costume? For two hours, you can enjoy Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower, the busy shopping districts of Namba and Dotonbori, and other…

Are You Into Astronomy? Here Are the 5 Must-Visit Planetariums in Japan

Since the beginning of time, people have always been fascinated with the wonders of the universe. In the morning, we only see the sun and clouds, but during the nighttime, that is when the sky piques people’s curiosity. Not every star and planet can be seen by the naked eye, which is why planetariums were…

4 Things to Do in Ito City, a Jewel in Shizuoka That Is Yet to Be Discovered

Mt. Fuji might be the most popular tourist destination in Shizuoka, Japan, but most people do not know that this prefecture has a lot more to offer. In this article, I will give you a visual tour of Shizuoka’s Ito City (伊東市), a city in the coastal area of Japan that is just two hours…

4 Spots Perfect for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan’s Kansai Region

Are you getting ready and planning your trip for the upcoming spring season? Spring is when colors come into play, flowers bloom, and for some, a season that symbolizes new beginnings. Do you know where to go? Japan is a very famous destination during this time of year as Japanese spring is synonymous with cherry…

Do You Know These 5 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Autumn?

When the long and humid summer finally comes to an end in Japan, the leaves change color and temperatures start to cool down. The cries of the cicadas cease, jackets and thick blankets are taken from storage cupboards, and kotatsu tables are set up in households all over the country. Autumn, or fall, is the…

Love Manga? Here Are 4 Manga Museums in Japan That You Should Check Out

Museums are wonderful places that preserve history and culture. Many travelers include museums in their trips as they are the perfect places for purposeful leisure. For people traveling to Japan who are interested in Japanese comics or manga, there are several manga museums across the country that you can visit. Check out four of them…

Can’t Tell a Cherry Blossom From a Plum Blossom? 10 Differences to Look Out For

Cherry blossom and plum blossom trees are iconic for their pink flowers and are mainly found in Japan, Korea, and China. Plum blossoms, however, are less significant in Japan when compared to cherry blossoms. Even so, they can still be easily mistaken for each other, especially from afar. Let’s dive into this article to learn…
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