Japanese hand towel (tenugui)

3 Great Souvenirs to take a Piece of Japan’s Iconic Mt Fuji Home with You!

For some tourists, Japan is synonymous with Mt. Fuji which is not only the highest mountain in the country but is also considered a cultural and spiritual symbol. Therefore, it is often depicted in many souvenirs throughout the country, as you would expect, and has become a favorite purchase for many people fascinated by its…

5 Great Souvenirs to Wow and Impress When you Come Back from Japan!

Souvenir shopping can be a pain. Everyone wants something from your exotic trip abroad. Worse still, if you live in Japan, people at home always want you to send cool stuff back. The goals are: light for shipping, not readily available abroad, and of course, the WOW factor. 1. Origami Paper roraigami.blogspot.jp/ Origami paper can…

Essential Items for that Long-awaited Onsen Experience!

Hot springs (onsens) have long been associated with the Japanese culture. They have been soothing the Japanese body and soul for thousands of years. It was first used by injured warriors for its healing effect before it became an important component of cleanliness. hankooksaunaspa.com/ It is said that most people who visit an onsen become…

The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki wanderlusttips.com/ “Furoshiki”…

How to Use a Japanese Tenugui Towel

Japan is, in many ways, one of the most modern and technologically advanced countries in the world. It is home to many of the world’s most innovative companies and is a pioneer in the modern economy. Indeed, visitors traveling to Japan are usually very impressed with the modern buildings, high- speed trains, and great quality…