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Love Beer? Don’t Miss 3 of Japan’s Best Craft Beers this Winter!

When you first mention beer, most people probably associate this beverage with the sweltering summer as it is deemed as the best thirst quencher. However, have you ever considered drinking this during the cold winter? How about diving into the world of Japanese craft beers this season and find out what makes them so appealing?…

Ward Off Evil This 2017 With These 7 Unique Sushi Rolls From Japan!

In Japan, it is believed that when seasons change, people are more prone to be affected by the evil forces i.e. devils, so there is a need to ward off evil on the day before the beginning of the new season. As such, Setsubun (節分), which means the last day before spring, is an occasion…

Enjoy Luscious Limited Strawberry Treats at These 5 Places in Japan

At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the high demand for these lovely red…

All About Japan’s First Sunrise of the Year and 5 Good Places to View It

Did you know that there are a variety of activities in Japan that you can participate in to mark the momentous occasion of the new year coming in? Other than letting your hair down during countdown parties or reflecting on the past year and making New Year’s resolutions, why not welcome the year the Japanese…

See This Natural Ice Sculpture in Chichibu, Saitama This Winter 2017

Ever wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life but find it difficult or troublesome to get to the countryside and get some fresh air or see nature’s sights? If you are in or near Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県), look no further than Chichibu City (秩父市) this winter 2017 for some…

7 Movies Starring Kento Yamazaki, the Prince of Live-Action Films

In recent years, there has been a rise in young Japanese actors with good potential. Compared to the more well-known ones like Haruma Miura (三浦春馬), who starred in movies like Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人), and Takeru Satoh (佐藤健), who is famous for his roles in Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心), these young Japanese actors add a refreshing…

Check These 2 Places in Tokyo for Unique Christmas Meals This 2016

Have you made any plans on what you are going to do this coming Christmas 2016? If you happen to be in Tokyo (東京), there are many illuminations to check out, nice Christmas dinners offered at restaurants to savor, and plenty of fun activities which you can engage in. However, if you want to do…

What’s Popular in Japan? Here Are the Top 5 Hit Products for 2016!

With its trendsetter position in various areas such as technology, fashion, and science, Japan introduces an extensive variety of new products and services to the world every year. To keep track of the latest trends, magazines such as the monthly publication Nikkei Trendy (日経トレンディ) are good resources to refer to if you want to learn…

Learn All About Japanese Castles at the Oshiro EXPO 2016 in Yokohama!

Are you a fan of Japanese castles? Do you make it a point to visit these historical fortresses while in Japan? Are you fascinated by these beautiful structures which have withstood the test of time and continue standing tall and proud to this day? If you like castles and want to see them in one…

Meet the Top 5 Japanese Mascots Who Won the Yuru-Chara Grand Prix 2016!

The Yuru-Chara Grand Prix is annually held in Japan where the public chooses their favorite yuru-chara i.e. costumed mascot characters representing local governments and companies. These characters are seen as a means to create awareness of and promote the local governments and corporations for tourism and business purposes. Online voting usually begins from July and…