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11 Aizome(Japan Blue) Products That You Should Get From Japan as Souvenir!

Japan, has long held the art of all natural indigo dyeing called Aizome 藍染め. Though many other countries have been producing indigo dye around the same time with some even much earlier, the Japanese’s method is unique in the sense that it uses sukumo (fermented Polygonum leaves). This over 1400 years of history art of…

The 2019 Guide to Kyoto : 43 Souvenirs that Boast Tradition and Modernity

Kyoto is an amazing city, popular for its historic sights, friendly locals, and wonderful natural scenery. It is one of the most historically significant areas in the world and has been carefully preserved to give an insight into the history of Japan. It has around 20% of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and attracts visitors…

77 Things to Do in Ikebukuro to Make the Most of Your Visit to Tokyo in 2019!

If you come to Tokyo, classic, must-see spots like the famous Shibuya’s scramble crossing which is crossed by thousands of people an hour, Harajuku’s colorful shops with unique and sometimes strange fashions, and Shinjuku’s busy streets including the notorious red light district will likely be high on your list of places to go. However, did…

What to Buy in Niigata in 2019: 10 Souvenirs From the Land of Rice and Sake

Niigata Prefecture (新潟県) needs no introduction as it renowned the world over for producing Japan’s arguably most delicious rice and sake. But do you know that it is home to scrumptious fruits, delectable seafood, and exquisite artisanal products as well? What’s more, it is a mere two hours from Tokyo (東京) by Shinkansen (bullet train),…

30 Great Hotels in Amazing Akihabara For a Perfect Stay in Tokyo in 2019!

Akihabara, also known as Akiba, is a district of Tokyo which attracts people for its stunning neon streets and fun gaming culture. Commonly referred to as the Electric Town of Tokyo, this area is filled to the brim with electronics shops, gaming arcades, maid cafes, and a selection of unique restaurants and bars. Visitors can…

8 Things To Do in The Fun Packed District of Umeda, Osaka in 2019!

Osaka has many interesting areas to explore, and is popular among both foreign and Japanese visitors for its history, food, culture, and laid back people. However, your trip won’t be complete unless you visit the major downtown hub of “Umeda’, also referred to as ‘Kita-ku’. The district itself is like a mini-city with everything from…

Try out a Pilgrimage Aboard This Unique Sightseeing “Lens” Train in Kyoto

You might have already heard about cool, unique-looking trains in Japan. Some of them course through the air at exhilarating speeds, some make you feel like a royal with luxurious facilities, and some take you sightseeing in undiscovered places. Amongst all of them, there is one particular train that takes you on an amazing pilgrimage…