By seino kazami

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 This island is the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago. It is located in the…

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…

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 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 yourself…

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 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 the…

Bunny Island: the Cutest Island There Ever Was!

Okunoshima Wouldn’t you agree that bunnies are extremely cute? Well whether you do or you don’t, you must visit this so-called Rabbit Island! jp.fotolia.com/ The island is actually named Okunoshima, it is very small and it is located in Hiroshima prefecture. It’s called Rabbit Island simply because quite large number of rabbits live there. These…

Taste original foods from all over Japan in Yurakucho!

“Antenna shop” introduction When you come to Japan, I hope that you will visit some great places and I hope you will enjoy your time be it by yourself, with friends or with family. Hopefully you get presents for your friends and family who couldn’t join you but if you don’t have much time to…

A mini Sahara in Japan? Come and visit the Tottori Prefecture!

Never get the chance to see a desert in your life? Or wish to see a different one? Well, if you spend some of your time in Japan you can visit what we called “a mini Sahara”! This desert is approximately 30 km² and is located in the Tottori Prefecture in the Honshu Island. It…