By seino kazami

The Flower Lovers’ Guide to Japan

When you are travelling around the world and more specifically in Japan, it is always interesting to find places where you can contemplate the beauty of various flowers. Indeed, lover or not, you might be amazed by the colorfulness and the scent of such places. Furthermore, you’ll find all sorts of flowers from amusing to…

6 Savory Flavors of the Japanese Senbei Snack

Daily Snacks In Japan, snacks are eaten daily. One of the most popular snacks is to the rice crackers called “Osenbei”. This Japanese traditional snack existed for a very long time! These crackers are made with “Uruchi Rice” which means in Japanese sticky and non-glutinous rice. The recipe is quite easy: First, we steam the…

Luxurious holiday on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Do you sometimes feel like you need an exotic and luxurious holiday? Well, if you live in Japan or if you’re coming for a holiday there is one place you should give a try! The paradise island of Ishigaki-jima! Ishigaki-jima okinawa-information.com/ This island is the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago. It is located in…

Welcome Aboard for an Amazing Dinner! Experience the Lovely Yakatabune!

The house-boat If you are looking for a very special experience while you’re in Japan you should definitely have an amazing dinner in a Yakatabune! Yakatabune means house-boat. Inside the boat, you have stuff like Tatami and cushions. In the beginning, during the Heian period, the aristocracy used Yakatabune as a way to enjoy the…

Ai No Ya Tei, the Eel Restaurant in Tokyo!

Grilled Eels Have you ever tried the eels? Do you even know what an eel is? Many people don’t like it, however we highly recommend you to try them, because if you happen to like the taste, you would have missed an excellent dish! As shown on the picture, you can see that an eel…

Learn about Japanese animals in Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

The first Japanese zoo 今上野動物園にて。雨雲来てる!!時間足らないから一部だけ見てくる! pic.twitter.com/LOKJJ0vHCY — 姫城うさぎ☪WF小悪魔覚醒のんたん✨ (@usahime1979) 2017年8月2日 The park opened in 1882 and is Japan’s first zoo. It is located in Ueno, Tokyo. The walk from Ueno station to the zoo only takes 15 minutes. There are two zones; the west zone and the east zone. A monorail is connecting the two…

Hashima, the Favorite Abandoned Island of Hollywood

Hashima is a very small island that will offer you some breath-taking views of abandoned buildings. You can see what time and nature did to them, it is pretty intriguing. This island is also called Gunkanjima which means the Battleship Island; because of its shape. The island was long ago used as a huge undersea…

Cats and Manga Island, Tashirojima never stops to impress!

Tashirojima thedailybeast.com/ Tashirojima, more commonly referred to as the Cat Island, is a very small island that belongs to Miyagi Prefecture in Tohoku Region, and has more cats than humans as it’s inhabitants! Locals believe that feeding cats will bring you wealth and good fortune so come on and visit the Cat Island to treat…

How do the Japanese stay cool during summer?

Brace yourselves, summer is coming! jp.fotolia.com/ Nowadays we have high-tech air conditioning but of course it was not the same long time ago. As you might know, summertime is very hot in Japan therefore people were thinking of ways to cool down during the summertime. This is how we discovered some great items to make…

3 best Japanese resort areas for winter sports

Japan as a skiing destination tofugu.com/ Japan is one of the world’s best destinations for both skiing and snowboarding and it is thanks to a great density of the snow and, moreover, thanks to the breath-taking views that the Japanese mountains offer. In addition to that, Japan is taking advantage of the volcanic activities of…