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Step into the World of Sangatsu no Lion with These 8 Real Life Tokyo Locations

Sangatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion), the award-winning piece from Chica Umino has been attracting interest from all over the world. Fans eagerly await the completion of the manga and anime and many have tremendously enjoyed the two-part live action movie. Not only is it entertaining, but readers and viewers can also…

Top 100 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2019!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

4 Japanese Slice of Life Anime Series You Shouldn’t Miss Out On!

While most people think that an anime should have majestic fantasy settings, super strong or extremely bright heroes, action-packed mecha wars or saccharine relationships; others prefer slower paced, character-centric ones that focus on mundane activities. Slice of life anime is an insight into the characters’ lives, as opposed to many dramatic animes. Viewers have different…

All About the Japanese Chess, Shogi! And an Easier Version of the Game?

Do you know that the Western chess has a cousin in Japan? It is called “shogi(将棋)” and has since been attracting many foreign people into taking the challenge and playing the game. Other than being called the Japanese chess, it is also known as the Generals’ Game. It is popular for its “drop rule” which…

Take a Look at These Ancient Board Games Loved By Japan That You Ought to Know About!

Board games are nothing but ‘table-top’ games which are usually played according to a set of rules. They have been in many cultures and societies for centuries. There are different kinds of board games originating in different countries – the Chinese have ‘go’ and ‘liubo’; the Aztecs have ‘patolli’ and so on. There are two…

3 Popular Japanese indoor board games

There are a lot of games available in the Japanese shops. It was in the 100 yen shops that I found so many interesting traditional indoor games in Japan for the first time. And I was so happy to discover that toy shops in Japan are really big and have a great collection of varied…