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Saitama City: A place where sport and culture unite

  Heading to Kumagaya Stadium during your time at the Rugby World Cup this year? Saitama City is just a stone’s throw away, and it’s a great destination for sports fanatics looking to explore a local, welcoming city—one that loves sports as much as they do. Saitama City is just a 40-minute train ride from…
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Three of the Lesser-Known Cafes in Tokyo you Must Visit

Tokyo is one of the best places to find a perfect cup of coffee. Although the best and trendiest coffee spots in the city sell their products at a reasonable price, they are often crowded with people. If you’re looking for a relaxing coffee shop during your day off, might as well head to these…

Find Out About This Amazing ‘Floating Bonsai’ Created in Japan!

You are probably familiar with the cute Japanese art form called “bonsai,” but are you familiar with the so-called art project “Air Bonsai?” This project allows people to create their own ‘floating star’ by growing and nurturing it. It was made by a small company called “Hoshinchu” in Kyushu, Japan. It doesn’t only treasure the…

Make Your Own Little Bonsai Tree At This Shop in Miyagi Prefecture!

There has been a recent trend on social media for succulents and cute potted plants; they seem to be all over social media sites like Instagram and Tumblr. This miniature potted plant trend has merged with the traditional Japanese bonsai (盆栽) to create easy-to-make and cute miniature bonsai trees! The Shop 1000’s BASE (センズベース), pronounced…

Learn the Art of Bonsai-Making at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo

Want to make a memorable experience on your visit to Japan? Immersing yourself in another culture is a wonderful step to gain an arsenal of new skills and knowledge that you can bring home. In the process, you’ll learn to respect and value foreign culture and tradition. Most importantly, you’ll be able to expand your…

You Probably Know About Bonsai, But How About This Miniature Art Form?

If you’re familiar with bonsai (miniature trees), then you probably have come across “bonseki” which are miniature landscapes presented in a black tray. It is an ancient Japanese traditional form of art which uses small dry elements such as white sand, pebbles, rocks and other tiny decorative things. These elements are combined together similarly to…

3 Classy Souvenirs to Really Impress Your Loved Ones!

Finding the perfect souvenir for your family and friends is a hard decision to make. There are many things you can give them ranging from food, handicrafts and even clothing. However, have you ever thought of which souvenir your family and friends would really appreciate? If you’re planning a trip to Japan and would like…

Appreciate Traditional Japanese Bonsai Art in all its Miniature Form and Glory!

What is Bonsai? Bonsai is the art of growing miniature trees. They differ from pot plants because it needs a variety and especial skills that allow the artist to capture the reality of nature in a smaller version. More than this, bonsai is complex to describe and most of the masters prefer to point out…