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Get to Know Parasites a Bit Better: Meguro Parasitological Museum

Humans are perfect hosts to nearly 300 parasitic worms around the world. Every day we come in contact with these organisms. Our knowledge of parasitic infections dates back to antiquity. The description of parasites and parasitic infections are found in the early human writings.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by…

3 Recommended Guesthouse Search Websites

Where would you like to stay in Japan? Do you want to stay at a luxury hotel? Or do you want to experience Japanese culture at Onsen Ryokans? But don’t forget about guest houses! In guest houses, you can communicate with people from all around Japan and all over the world. If you want to…

Japan for thrill seekers: Fuji-Q Highland

If Tokyo Disneyland or Universal Studios Japan is too tame and boring for your tastes, just 1.5h away from Tokyo is the cure for your thrill-seeking addiction: Fuji-Q Highland. Named after the mountain that sits in the backdrop of the theme park on a clear day, Fuji-Q is well known amongst adrenaline junkies for its…

Fireworks and Lantern Festival in Miyazu, Kyoto

Every year in the month of August, this festival takes place in Tango (Northern Sea-side part of Kyoto) region of Japan. It is a very colorful, warm, bright and festive event that lights up not only the skies but also your life. If you are in Tango by any chance during that time, you do…

Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 2: Okuninushi Shrine Shikitsumatsunomiya

Relevance article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Continuing on our journey through the back alleys and lesser known areas of Osaka we have the Okuninushi Shrine known as Shikitsumatsunomiya which is located a stones throw away from Daikokucho station in the heart of Osaka. Although it is located on one…
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Japanese Artsy Lunch Boxes

“Bento” is now a common word. Tt’s been developing year by year, and finally it reached the new level: Kyaraben. Kyaraben is an abbreviation for character bento, which is a character-shaped/designed bento. Japanese kindergarteners do love opening their lunch boxes and seeing beautiful kyarabens. Japanese moms are very dextrous. They work on it every single…

The cutest traditional sweets ever!

Do you know Wagashi? Wagashi is a Japanese traditional sweet. However, it’s not just sweets. I think that they are art! I’ll introduce you the cutest Wagashi and the stores that you can get them at! Let’s take a look at the most beautiful Wagashi. After reading this article you will crave them!!! Yatsuhashi by…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…

3 must-do’s in Enoshima, a short trip from Tokyo

For those of you who are living in Tokyo and don’t have much time to treat themselves to a long trip, there is option that will brighten weekend and become one of precious travelling memories. It’s a lovely natural island, located in the country side area of Japan. Regardless of appearance of clear sky and…