By Mira K

Takayama: The Little Kyoto of Gifu

For my 9 months here in japan, I can’t count how many times I have visited Takayama. Takayama is located in the Gifu area and it has drawn many local tourists. Now Takayama’s goal is to have more foreign tourists and I tell you, it’s worth a visit. Takayama is a six-hour trip by bus…

Celebrating your Birthday in Japan

I came to Japan last November, if there is one thing that I miss, it’s celebrating my birthday with my friends back home. But I won’t lie that I was excited to celebrate my birthday in Tokyo. Yes, my first birthday celebration in another country! I wasn’t expecting much, as a matter of fact, my…

3 Must try foods in Hiroshima

When you are in Japan, the first thing that you would like to eat is the so-called “authentic sushi” or try out the countless flavors of mochi or having a go at sashimi, tempura or tonkatsu. But as time passes by, and if you will be in japan for a longer time you will learn…

The Undying Flame in Hiroshima

Ever since I remembered, In my school, I learned that Japan was a bad country. Which means, they were cruel to my fellow men, they killed many people, they blew up pearl harbour and many more. It was written in history books in schools and even taught by our teachers. Regardless, as time passed, and…

Miyajima Island called the gate of Gods

Island In Japan, there is an island called the island of the Gods or commonly known as Miyajima. This island was discovered by a monks kudabashi and kukai, they said that they felt the holiness of the place since then it became a destination for many people and known as a spiritual heritage. c1.staticflickr.com/ The…

Walk, play and dance in yukata!

Differences between Yukata and Kimono Since I was young, I grew up watching anime. No, I’m not an otaku but I love the stories and the clothing especially kimono. Before I came to Japan, I always considered any Japanese traditional clothing as kimono. But I found out that there are differences, what are they? Well,…