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Relive Japan’s Past at These 4 Charming Places in Shinjuku

Numerous skyscrapers, bright neon lights, and bustling streets and train stations are some of the things that best describe Shinjuku. Amidst the busy crowd and modern facade of this lively city, there are still places in Shinjuku that will allow you to go back in time and explore the timeless beauty and charm of old…
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Don’t Miss These 6 Wonderful Events in Hakodate This Winter 2018!

Hakodate (函館), one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道), also has its own attractions during the winter season that both locals and tourists look forward to every year. Aside from the breathtaking landscape, historical buildings, and delicious food, Hakodate also offers winter activities that are truly enjoyable and worth the time to visit. Check…
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Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

Feeling Shy? Relax With Your Swimsuits on at These 4 Hot Springs Near Tokyo

Bathing in a hot spring (onsen) has been a part of the Japanese culture since time immemorial. It’s one of their recreational activities, which is truly relaxing and rejuvenating. Many foreign tourists would also want to try bathing in an onsen and experience its many health benefits, however, some of them are hesitant to do…

3 Important Policies to Follow When Attending a Japanese Funeral

Funerals or soushiki in Japan generally follow Buddhist customs. Soon after the passing of a loved one, the deceased’s family holds a funeral service in either a temple, funeral hall, or in the deceased’s home for two consecutive days. The first day is the wake or otsuya, wherein family, relatives, friends, and colleagues come together…

Don’t Miss These 6 Magical Events at Tokyo Disney Resort This 2018!

The 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan continues with various seasonal activities to make your visit a truly memorable one. Spectacular special events are lined up which you will surely enjoy with your family, friends, or special someone. Check out the “Happiest Celebration!” events for the rest of 2018 below! 1. Disney Tanabata…

Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

Love Japanese TV Shows? Take a Tour of These 4 TV Stations in Tokyo!

Japanese TV shows such as anime, dramas, and variety shows are remarkably popular not just in Japan but also in other parts of the world. TV stations are aware of it that some of them have opened their doors to the public and to fans who would like to tour around their studios. Visitors will…

How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…