Christmas

Celebrate Christmas 2016 With These 6 Cakes Available at Tokyo Station

It is now less than a month until Christmas 2016, and I personally think that one of the most important aspects of Christmas, apart from getting together with family and friends, is the Christmas cake. With the slightly recently renovated Tokyo (東京) Station, there is now a large department shop area called GRANSTA where you…

Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Did You Know These 4 Interesting Facts About KFC Japan?

Kentucky Fried Chicken or simply KFC is one of the most popular fast food chains in the world. It was founded in 1930 by Colonel Harland Sanders and now has more than 18,000 outlets worldwide. But did you know that KFC Japan is quite unique compared to other KFC’s around the world? Read on for…

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Delicious Christmas Cakes in Japan!

Christmas Day is a celebratory event for many people all over the world. Christmas in Japan, though, is an ordinary working and school day for many and is not considered a national holiday so don’t be shocked if you see people in suits on Christmas Day here.   girlschannel.net/ But on the contrary, people here…

KFC Japan is Doing it Again – Cheeseburgers and Christmas Meals!

Everyone knows and loves the Colonel. That goes double in Japan. Popular for all the holidays, you can find KFC hawking their delicious fried chicken at Valentines, Halloween, and most importantly, Christmas! More on that below. More than chicken   kfc.co.jp/ As a primary server of chicken and chicken based sandwiches, they do offer some…

2 Beautiful Kobe Illumination Events to Visit in 2015!

The end of the year is here and that means the annual nationwide illumination events. Here, I would like to tell you about two of the most beautiful illumination events held in Kobe. Kobe Luminarie   View this post on Instagram   Photo credit: Kenichi Anada #luminarie #kobeluminarie #kobe #letsgo #december #onlyinkobe #excite #illumination #prettylights…

5 Great Shops to Buy Christmas Decorations in Japan

Spending the holidays abroad for the first time can feel a bit lonely. The foods are different, traditions are different, and of course, the decorations are just not the same. Thankfully, much like Halloween, Christmas in Japan seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. Although it is hard to find a real Christmas tree, the…

Behind the Borrowed Holidays of Japan

Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; commonly celebrated holidays in North America and Europe but only recently have gained popularity in Japanese society. For a country more than 2000 years old and well set in its ways, why is it that Japan has started to suddenly gain holidays so quickly? Christmas…

How is Christmas Celebrated in Japan?

When you find yourself in Japan around December, depending on your religion or family traditions you might want to celebrate Christmas in Japan. Though the way it’s celebrated seems similar to the Western way on the surface, Christmas is actually celebrated quite differently here. Get to know more about the Japanese way, and try to…