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Shinjuku Golden Street: Revisit the Tokyo of Olden Days

A small area connected by narrow alleys, which is seemingly out of place in a contemporary Tokyo, and is a famous hangout area for musicians, artists, writers, academe, actors and even famous celebrities, is the Shinjuku Golden Gai.   japanesesearch.com/ This used to be popular for prostitution before the year 1958 but gradually, it developed…

Licca–chan, Japanese Reply to Barbie

There is that one particular doll that’s more popular than Barbie in Japan. You might have heard of her. Her name is Licca-chan. She originated from an anime TV series “Super Doll Licca-chan,” which was broadcasted by TV Tokyo from 1998-1999. The story is portraying an elementary school girl named Licca Kayama. She has a…

Sound Museum Vision: Best Place to Party Hard in Shibuya!

Are you up for hard partying tonight? Why don’t you head down towards 109 from Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Exit?   fashionsnap.com/ It’ll take you around 10 minutes. Walk straight and on the left, you’ll see a glass door with bouncers waiting. The name of the club may not be that visible at night time. Once…

Namagashi and Wagashi: Know Your Japanese Sweets

A general term for the traditional snacks used during the tea ceremony in Japan is Namagashi. This is a type of wagashi. Wagashi, as you may have known, is a popular traditional confectionery which is usually served with tea.   Namagashi are made with flour, eggs, beans and sugar. However, the difference is, Namagashi contains…

Okinawa Kodomo no Kuni: The Amazing Zoo and Museum

In the southernmost part of Japan, lies a beautiful prefecture known as Okinawa. The island is largely composed of corals and rainwater running through the land which has provided it with lots of caves. The region has an abundant flora and fauna. The climate is perfect for the animals and plants to dwell in. As…

University of Tokyo Library, one of the Biggest Libraries in Japan

Do you like reading books? Visiting different libraries in Japan might interest you. Generally speaking, most Japanese love reading. This culture came from their interest in manga. Mangas are simply whimsical comics exposing different realistic situations in Japan even during the war time. This paved the way towards the Japanese reading habit. Japan is said…

My Melody, Sanrio’s Iconic Rabbit Character

Who’s that rabbit who always wears a pink or a red hood that covers her ears? Indeed, she’s My Melody from Sanrio Company. She is one of my favorites! Almost as popular as Hello Kitty, many children and adults around the world love her for her cute and cuddly nature. Let’s get to know her…

The Life of a Maiko: An Apprentice Geisha

Handing down traditions from one generation to the next is a very difficult task with the constantly changing society. You might have heard of “geisha,” the famous Japanese female entertainers in Japan. But have you ever noticed their apprentice?   japantours-switzerland.com/ They almost have the same job., but Maiko are normally 15-20 years of age…

Top 3 Stores of Choice in Japan for Shopping on a Budget

When you visit a country as a tourist, I’m sure one thing you have in mind is the budget cost. Everyone considers this before venturing into the unknown. Budgeting can save you a great deal of money. You can never forgo shopping when you go traveling. Never again will you make a tight budget an…

2 Popular Youth Hostels in Kyoto: An Affordable Stay in Japan

If absolute privacy isn’t your topmost priority and you’d like to save some money during your travel in Japan, a youth hostel might be the answer to it. Youth hostels originated in Germany more than 10 decades ago. They are available in 87 countries all over the world. Various youths from different countries of multicultural…