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Bamboo Stilt Walking? Know About This Traditional Japanese Activity

Stilts are used from ancient times as a tool to walk on rugged terrains or flood plains. They are nothing but poles or posts used to stand above the ground. From Europe to Japan, these were used quite extensively in the past. Let’s have a look at what makes them so special! History View this…

Wanna Experience Japan in Less Than 2 Hours? Take This Tour!

For those lucky enough to live in Japan, one knows how amazing it is. For those luckier enough to actually travel within the regions, one definitely knows how each prefecture can seem like its own country with its own customs, seasons, and especially food. One only has to look at the multiple regional varieties of…

“Mamma Mia!” The Super Mario Brothers Are Now on Uno Cards with a Twist!

One of the undeniable things in life is how everything is much more fun with our friends around. We all go through countless memories with our friends whether these may be some of the happiest, saddest, or even the stupidest times around. Most of us have also enjoyed our time with our friends by hanging…

Do you want to build a Snowman in Japan?

We all loved to be building snowmen in winter when we were very young, didn’t we? Everywhere in the world, you use three snowballs to make a snowman. But in Japan, you make it with only two. History of Snowman Snowman is a snow statue made of snow by children during winter in regions with…

The Solemnity of Japanese Autumnal Equinox Day

There comes a time when the daytime and nighttime become equal in length. The sun sets exactly in the west and rises in the east. This is the time when the days start to become shorter than the night. This time of the year is called Autumnal Equinox Day or “Higan” in Japanese. The occurrence…

Walking on Historical Footbridges in Japan

Long time ago, Japanese people used to walk rather than commute by train. Roads were not yet fully constructed for the passage of vehicles. This was actually their way of life. They have to go on foot from one place to the other. To make things more accessible, they created footbridges. Footbridges are only used…

Summer is the season for Kabutomushi, Japanese beetles!

What is Kabutomushi? Summer is here, and besides the warm weather, festivals and fireworks it’s the perfect time for kabutomushi. If you aren’t sure what that is! it’s a giant beetle with horns. Honestly it’s the ugliest thing I ever saw. It is known as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. But it just so happens to…

Arashiyama: for monkeys, bamboo and traditional fishing

If you’re looking for a great day out in Kyoto one of the best spots to go has to be the scenic Arashiyama. Just to the north-west of Kyoto city you can find a monkey park, bamboo forest, river cruises and traditional Ukai fishing all in one place! Hozugawa Kudari Author’s photo Arashiyama is easily…