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Calling All Meat Lovers: Get Ready for a Succulent Meat Fest at Niku Fes 2016!

All around the world, many people appreciate a well-balanced meal because it contributes to living a healthy lifestyle. However, there are times when a particular dish is so delicious that there is a tendency to go overboard and overeat. This may not be an excuse use by everyone, but a lot of the time dishes…

Get Amongst the Party in the Mountains at Fuji Rock Festival this Summer!

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the most long-awaited annual festivals in Japan. It’s a three-day event held in summer and is mostly attended by young people who want to gorge themselves with loud rock music and is like a non-stop party hosted by many famous bands from around the world. How the Festival Started…

Experience a Geisha Tea Ceremony and Plum Blossom Festival in Kyoto!

Early spring in Japan is the season of Plums, where plum flowers can be seen blossoming everywhere around the end of February. Many people flock to plum viewing areas to enjoy the best views, picnics and celebrations. Let’s have a look at this unique Baika-sai Matsuri festival dedicated to plums held in Kitano Tenmangu shrine…

Check Out the ’Naked’ Man Festival in Snowy Nigata!

There in Japan are at least a dozen festivals that in the eyes of tourists will be considered “eccentric” or “strange” in nature. However, I would like to introduce a “naked man” (or at least close to it) festival that takes place during winter in the small-but-warm town of Minami Uonuma in the Niigata prefecture.…

Experience the Biggest Art Event in Tokyo: Design Festa

Design Festa is an art event in Tokyo, Japan which encourages freedom of expression for anyone, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or language. It is considered to be the biggest art event in Asia, and it is open to all artists, professional or non-professional, from around the world who want to showcase their creative talents.…

Celebrate the Start of Spring with the Yayoi Festival in Nikko!

One of the festivals which mark the beginning of Japanese spring is called the Yayoi Festival. This is held in Nikko, a town popular for lavishly decorated shrines and temples. It is held on the 13th of April with the main attraction on the 17th where you will see a parade of beautiful floats. Gota…

Tokamachi Snow Festival: Fun Activities and Beautiful Snow Sculptures

Tokamachi is a city with one of highest snowfalls in Japan located in the Niigata prefecture. As the city seems like a perfect location to host this kind of festival, Tokamachi holds their Snow Festival every year. The 2016 Tokamachi Snow Festival is going to be held between February 19 and 21. It is a…

Experience Winter’s Beauty at the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival!

There is a beautiful festival which coincides with the Sapporo Festival in Japan and it is called Otaru Snow Light Festival, also known as Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi in Japanese. It is a festival of snow lamps and lights held every February in Otaru, a small harbor city in Hokkaido. It runs for 10…