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Are You In Aichi or Osaka? Cool Down at the Bubble Run This Summer!

Running has become a popular sport over the past few years thanks to the number of benefits one can get from the activity. But in this summer heat running might not be a good choice, or so you’ve thought. Thanks to a bubbly event called Bubble Run, you can run without having to mind the…

3 Great Workshops to Experience one of Japan’s Traditional Art Forms: Pottery!

Pottery is one of Japan’s traditional art forms which was revived in the 20th century. Masters of potters appeared as well as workshops which preserved the traditional styles and techniques passed down through the generations. So, if you’re interested in giving pottery a crack, here are 3 great workshops. 1. Kitagama Kasen This workshop is…

Top 30 Beaches in Japan For the Perfect Summer 2018 Holiday

Out of all of the world’s beaches, which are the most famous? Perhaps, depending on our own location, we might think immediately of the Caribbean, or Bali, Hawaii or Seychelles. Unless you happen to live in Japan, your mind might not immediately think of that country as a beach destination with the exception of Okinawa.…

Travel Comfortably by Sea Throughout Japan With These 2 Fantastic Ferry Boats!

Though traveling by airplane and bullet train is the fastest way of going around Japan, it is not the best way to conveniently enjoy your trip at a lower cost yet expanded time. So instead of choosing overnight trips or short trips, why don’t you extend your travel time by sea? Taiheiyo Ferry The Taiheyo…

Travel By Steam Train On the Scenic Oigawa Railway and See Japan’s Hidden Treasures!

Steam locomotives (SL) used to be a popular way of providing power to trains for traveling. They were first developed in Great Britain but subsequently influenced Japan in the later years. However, from the early 1900s, they were superseded by electric and diesel locomotives which retired some of them from service. SL trains were revived…

Are the Japanese Afraid of the Bosozoku? All About the Biker Gangs of Japan

The Japanese biker gang is known as bosozoku. Bosozoku has a literal meaning of “the running beyond control gang”. The biker gang is also known as kaminari zoku which means “thunder tribes”. jp.fotolia.com/ This sub-culture of Japan began in the 1950s and they were known for driving recklessly and ignoring traffic rules. Many members were…