Senso-ji Temple

Setsubun: Throw Beans and Drive the Demons Away!

According to the Japanese Lunar Calendar, ‘Setsubun’ (literally ‘seasonal division’ in English) is the day before the arrival of spring. It is celebrated on February 3rd usually as a part of the Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) across Japan at all shrines and temples. It can be called Japanese New Year too. Celebrations take place with…

3 Picture Perfect Spots Not To Miss in Asakusa!

The Asakusa area in Japan welcomes thousands of visitors each year. There are many reasons to love Asakusa including its historical landmarks, accessible locations as well as the affordable accommodation. While it is still full of the hustle and bustle of people, Asakusa’s beauty is quite different from many modern places like Shinjuku, Harajuku, and…

Japan on the Cheap: Free Sightseeing Spots at Popular Destinations

For all the travellers out there, especially those who have the desire to explore more of Japan, you might notice that transportation fees in Japan aren’t cheap at all. Also, if you happen to travel in the peak season, your wallet gets lighter quickly because of accommodation expenses, not to mention the entrance tickets you…

Want to see Japan when you’re not there?

Many people across the world are fascinated by Japan and have a great love for the Land of the Rising Sun, myself included. With air travel being so expensive at the moment and the global market still in recovery, it can be difficult for some people to spend the amount of time they want in…

Senso-ji Temple: The Forefront of History in Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in all of Tokyo and home to the most popular matsuri of the year: Sanja Matsuri. The founding of the Senso-ji temple has a rich story and really makes visiting this location even the more special. Interesting right next to the Senso-ji temple is Asakusa Shrine, which is a Shinto…

7 Mandatory Places to Visit in Japan

It is natural for a country to have places to die for. Places where tourists are rapidly expanding from time to time. This article is a list of the obligatory places to visit if you want to get a feel for the place. 1. Himeji Castle jp.fotolia.com/ As for starters, Himeji Castle is considered in…

The Best Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo

Do you know Asakusa? Probably, when you see the big gate with red Chochin just like in the photo, you will get it. Asakusa is a really popular tourist spot for experiencing traditional Japanese culture. I strongly recommend you to visit Asakusa at least once. So I want to tell you about the things you…

You can enjoy traditional Japanese shops in Nakamise street of Asakusa and Sensouji

Nakamise dori There are many traditional Japanese shops in Nakamise dori(street) in Asakusa. This street is 250m long and There are over 200 shops. You can buy Japanese goods, Kimono, sweets, foods, Katana, etc here. you can see the big chouchin first. This is the entrance of Nakamise street. Chouchin is a Japanese lantern. At…