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Come to See This Grand Parade Taking Place In Gorgeous Hakone in November 2017!

Hakone, a mountainous town just to the west of Tokyo, is a popular tourist destination which attracts both locals and people from overseas. This charming town is well-known for its hot springs, museums, and great views of Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi). If you plan on visiting this area, why not spend a…
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Utilize Japan’s Retired Sleeper Trains with These 3 Affordable Accommodations

Trains are an important mode of public transportation in Japan. It is no wonder that new trains are always introduced to service more people and places. However, have you ever wondered what happens to trains that are no longer in service? Retired sleeper trains return to the frontlines as lodging facilities! Let’s find out where…

10 Interesting Things to Do in Hitoyoshi City, Kyushu’s “Little Kyoto”

“Castle town,” “onsen town,” and sometimes a “town of fog” – Hitoyoshi is known by many names, among which is “Little Kyoto.” Discover the charms of this hidden village in Kumamoto. Hitoyoshi is a city located in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture. As a tourist destination, it is popular for river rafting and its…

Catch a Popular Japanese Voice Actor Perform Live This November in Chiba!

Girls have fallen in love with his voice a thousand times over. Popular voice actor Junichi Suwabe joins the cast of The Black Prince showing this November 2017 in Chiba! Let’s find out more about this performance! Junichi Suwabe 10月スタートのTVアニメ「Dies irae」EDテーマを担当する事になったフェロ☆メン。通常営業の後にスタジオ籠ってそのトラックダウン作業。そして終了。なかなかの自信作です!御期待下さい。 pic.twitter.com/uJtDMAJs1x — 諏訪部順一 Junichi Suwabe (@MY_MURMUR) September 4, 2017 As a voice actor, Junichi…

See the Beautiful Autumn Leaves of Japan at These 5 Maple Festivals in Aichi

There is inexplicable beauty in how our surroundings change with the seasons. When the green foliage of summer turn into blazing blends of red, orange, and yellow, people look forward to “momijigari” or autumn leaf viewing. Enjoy the colors of autumn at these five festivals in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture! 1. Korankei “Momiji” Maple Festival jp.fotolia.com/…

A New Live-Action Film Adaptation of a Shojo Manga Is About to Come Out in Japan!

A girl sings in hopes of being reunited with her childhood friends. Two boys write songs for only one girl to sing. What kind of music will they create? A live-action film adaptation of the manga series, Fukumenkei Noise (覆面系ノイズ), finally opens in Japanese cinemas this November 2017. Check it out! Fukumenkei Noise Fukumenkei Noise,…

Experience the Thrill of Battle at This One-Of-A-Kind Fighting Festival in Himeji

When we hear or see the word “Himeji,” the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful white facade of Himeji Castle. Every autumn, a fierce fight takes place in the same city as this castle. Behold the battle of mikoshi and yatai at the Nada Fighting Festival! Nada Fighting Festival The Nada Fighting…

Join the Festivities and See Ten Thousand Lights at a Temple in Tokyo This October

They say that light shines brightest in the darkest of nights. If you want to witness a parade of thousands of lights in Tokyo, the Oeshiki Festival is perfect for you! Held annually in October, the Oeshiki commemorates the death anniversary of Nichiren Shonin. This Buddhist festival is celebrated all over Japan, but the Oeshiki…