By mshinelove

Kintsugi: The Traditional Japanese Craft and Its Important Message

When something is broken, do you immediately throw it away or do you mend it? When it comes to our favorite possessions, we probably repair the broken things and try to make it appear as if an accident never occurred. Many people will use glue, clay, or other molding products to make broken items look…

Kamata: The Last Rooftop Ferris Wheel

In the past, department stores in Japan were a common place for families to hang out. Because of this, and to appeal to more and more families, some department stores had amusement parks on their rooftops; and the most popular ride that could be found was the Ferris wheel, which provided a majestic view of…

Join These 2 Interesting Spring Events in Kyoto and Nara This April 2019!

Spring has already started in Japan. It is probably one of the well-loved seasons in the country for most areas are not only blanketed by pink flowers but there are also many traditional celebrations. These events are pretty exciting and lively with fun performances, sakura-flavored snacks, and enjoyable booths. If you happen to be in…

Venture out into the Beautiful Mountains of Sendai and Discover its Hidden Gem!

Sendai is considered to be a compact city having both a modern mini metropolis and nearby mountains and considered an easygoing place to live as it is neither too big nor too small. There are plenty of shops that are easily accessible downtown, as well as the beautiful mountains that can be accessed by car.…

Easy Ways to Spot the Differences Between Cherry, Plum and Peach Blossoms!

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum, and peach blossoms among all the…

Check Out These 4 Japanese Lolita Brands!

Lolita is a beautiful fashion craze seen along the fashionable streets of Japan. Women of all ages dress in clothes with frills, laces, and patterned fabrics decorated with even more ruffles. Its popularity paved the way for an enormous fashion industry where several brands sprung from. If you’d like to swim into the Lolita fashion,…
Glamping

Circus Outdoor introduces a New Glamping Site within Tokyo’s City Limits

“Glamping,” also known as glamorous camping, is nothing new in Japan. It is one of the latest trends that are spreading out in the country. Just this year, another luxury camping experience opened in Tokyo’s Okutama region. Okutama is a town located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis. Although the place is not located…

On a Diet? Try these 3 Healthy Japanese Desserts!

Eating sweets can make you feel guilty. However, you don’t necessarily have to feel so guilty when you’re craving for something sweet. There is a wide range of desserts that you can find in Japan that’s not so high in calories and can be a healthier alternative. In Japan, you can get not only traditional…

This New Service Makes Affordable Accommodation in Japan Even More Accessible!

7-Eleven Japan, already known for the convenience it offers, will once again prove that it, indeed, has almost everything. On June 15, 2018, a new service called “Convenience Front Desk 24” will take effect in Tokyo. This is an automated service for temporary accommodation guests who would like to check in and collect and leave…