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Feeling Lucky? Don`t miss these 5 New Year “Lucky Bags” in Japan This 2019

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the frenzy caused by eager shoppers who…

Did You Miss New Year in Japan? A Guide to Spending Your Next New Year in Nara

2016 is already here, and yet it’s never too late to take a look at the Japanese way of spending the night between years, and the first day of the new year. And what better place to explore the oshougatsu (お正月) practices, than the old capital, Nara. If you’re looking to spend the New Year…

Check Out the Events and Explore Behind the Scenes of Fuji TV Studios in Odaiba!

Fancy getting a glimpse into the fast-paced TV broadcasting world? How about a day tour at a TV station in Japan? In most countries, TV stations aren’t accessible to the public, but in Japan it is a slightly different story. Though you can’t expect to be able to go everywhere you like within the building,…

Try your Shopper’s Luck with Fukubukuro (Lucky bags) this Winter!

Do you consider yourself a person with luck on your side? If you do, then that’s great! There are many things in Japan where you can test that luck. Sadly, this article won’t be about your luck in playing the pachinko game though. From the first of the new year to about a week long,…