November

Join the Culture Day Celebrations All Over Japan on November 3rd!

Japan is probably one of the few countries which have a holiday officially devoted to culture. However, what actually happens on Culture day? It is by no means a holiday in name only. All over Japan people make preparations for the event. What was once a holiday to celebrate the Meiji Emperor’s birthday, November 3,…

A Hidden Healing Paradise: Kamikochi, Nagano

Kamikochi Kamikochi (上高地, Kamikōchi) is a mountain resort located in the Northern Alps, Nagano Prefecture only accessible between mid-April to mid-November. It is under Chubu Sangaku Park and is off-limits to private vehicles restricting access using only buses and taxis. It can be accessed by train and bus from Matsumoto Station if you are coming…

“Kiku Matsuri” Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival

It’s hard to live in Japan without eventually knowing something about Kiku Matsuri (the Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival). All over the place you will see stalls of amazing flowers and wonder what they are in aid of. Kiku Flower The kiku (きく)flower was brought to Japan from China, and during the last few hundred years…

“Tori no Ichi”: The Day of Business Prosperity

“Tori no Ichi” Fair is an annual event on the day of Tori (Rooster) that was established in November in Chinese calendar. This event has begun in the Edo Era and you can still see it to our days. The day of Tori comes every 12 days. And ordinally, the first day of the Tori…

Tokyo Motor Show: Most Famous Show in the World

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW SHORT HISTORY This event is one of the most famous motor shows in the world. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) hosted this event. They hold this event every two years, which in this event they introduce to the visitors about new cars, motorcycles, and etc. Since 2011, this event was held…