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Feeling Shy? Relax With Your Swimsuits on at These 4 Hot Springs Near Tokyo

Bathing in a hot spring (onsen) has been a part of the Japanese culture since time immemorial. It’s one of their recreational activities, which is truly relaxing and rejuvenating. Many foreign tourists would also want to try bathing in an onsen and experience its many health benefits, however, some of them are hesitant to do…

Express Yourself Through This New Japanese Hand Weaving Style

Japan is a fashion heaven where a huge number of clothing brands can be found. But the country also has a rich history in clothing manufacturing, with many weaving styles originating from Japan. A relatively recent style, Saori, defies weaving conventions by focusing on promoting an experience that is freestyle and individualistic. The result is…

11 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Discover These Two Underrated Landmarks in Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya is one of the more famous cities to travel to in Japan, but’s not the only place where you can find interesting spots in Aichi Prefecture. Located in central Japan, Aichi was the center of the Sengoku period and is considered “The Land of the Samurai.” In fact, the three unifiers of Japan, Oda…

Can You Find This Hidden History Museum in Tokyo?

Did you know that there’s a cutting-edge museum hidden inside the KITTE Department Store in Tokyo? Intermediatheque, a small museum jointly run by the University of Tokyo and Japan Post, contains several antiquities and specimens owned by the university since the 19th century. Due to its unusual location, it has been given the nickname of…

Cafe-Hopping in Japan: 11 Anime Cafes to Check Out

There are many kinds of anime cafes in Japan – from regular ones that feature anime series produced by specific companies, to collaboration cafes that highlight hundreds of anime titles in a year. Here are 11 anime cafes to check out in Japan! 1. animate cafe 【『千銃士』×アニメイトカフェショップ池袋】お待たせしました!コラボドリンクと限定グッズの公開です!かわいい星形のトレーディングバッジやアニメイトカフェ限定描き起こしのグッズに注目です♪ #千銃士 pic.twitter.com/zS5iMy6nyx — アニメイトカフェ総合 (@animate_cafe) March 19, 2018…

3 Important Policies to Follow When Attending a Japanese Funeral

Funerals or soushiki in Japan generally follow Buddhist customs. Soon after the passing of a loved one, the deceased’s family holds a funeral service in either a temple, funeral hall, or in the deceased’s home for two consecutive days. The first day is the wake or otsuya, wherein family, relatives, friends, and colleagues come together…

Watch Out for the New Sake Kit Kat in Japan!

Japan’s plum varieties are coveted around the world. They are found in a variety of food products in Japanese culture, and are even distilled into liquors such as wine. Have you ever thought of having a plum-tasting candy? Nestlé in Japan did just that and has recently created new lines of Kit Kat chocolate to…

Explore These 5 Spots in the Historical Gifu City All in One Day!

Gifu Prefecture is a famous destination because of the village of Shirakawa-go. But did you know that Gifu has a lot more to offer other than this World Heritage Site? Gifu City, the prefecture capital, can show you more of Japan’s historical and interesting places. The good thing about these spots is that it will…