summer

The Top 5 Traditional Japanese Fashions You Can Still See in the Streets Today

As much as Japan is a popular country for its pioneering in technological advancements, it is also a country that greatly values its heritage and tradition. In fact, a lot of Japan’s annual festivals, celebrations and present-day practices can be attributed to customs from centuries ago, which are, these days, updated thanks to recent technologies.…

5 Festivals and Activities to Participate in This Summer at Dotonbori in Osaka!

Dotonbori is one of the popular destinations in Osaka for both local and foreign tourists. The long sidewalk of Dotonbori is where you can find different shops, entertainment facilities, and restaurants with their colorful and creative signboards which give an ordinary day a festive atmosphere when you are walking in the area. During the summer…

The Top 3 Summer Music Festivals in Japan You Shouldn’t Miss This 2017

Grab your sunscreens and get in tune with music as Japan’s massive summer music festivals are nearing! Here are three music festivals in the country to watch out for this 2017. These are just some of the events that will make you dance and fall in love with summer. Use this article as a guide…

Eat This Cup Noodle With Ice to Keep You Cool and Refreshed This Summer in Japan!

Summer in Japan is hot and humid, which is why it tends to be less popular than all the other seasons. Aside from summer festivals and the beach, there seems to be nothing much to look forward to. This is the reason Nissin Cup Noodle (日清カップヌードル) released a reprise of their Cup Noodle Somen (カップヌードル…

Explore Japan’s Awesome Coastline at These 3 Paradise-Like Beaches!

Many people don’t know how incredible some beaches are in Japan. Though the country is commonly associated with skyscrapers, city lights, and bustling streets, it is also home to an awesome coastline. Its long and thin length as an island country being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan makes it abundant in…

Visit Japan’s Largest Indoor Wave Pool in Hokkaido!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (星野リゾート トマム) is a large ski area in Shimukappu Village (占冠村) which is found in central Hokkaido (北海道). The resort is often referred to simply as Tomamu (トマム) after the mountain on which it is located. Tomamu is one of the best resorts in the region and it can be visited during…

Where Is This Park in Japan That Changes Colors as the Seasons Change?

The first time I heard about a burning bush was back when I was a child reading an Old Testament Bible, the Book of Exodus (if you are a Christian or familiar with the bible, I am sure you know about this, too). The book says that the bush was on fire but wasn’t really…

Don’t Miss These 3 Major Summer Festivals in Osaka Held in July!

Osaka is not only known for its food and shopping districts but is also home to dozens of festivals held during the summer season. If you are traveling to this beautiful city at this time of the year, you definitely won’t fall short of things to do. Among its numerous summer festivals, these three major…

Have You Tried This Delicious Summer Street Food in Japan?

Corn is considered a staple food around the world and is widely eaten in many countries. It has many names in Japan, such as tomorokoshi (とうもろこし), tokibi (とうきび), morokoshi (もろこし), nanba (なんば), and so on. There are many delicious dishes made of corn that are worth trying, and there is one that especially stands out:…

6 Spectacular Sights to See and Things to Do Around Japan’s Lake Biwa This Summer

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), also known as Biwako, is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. With its long history, it is sometimes called the “Mother Lake.” Lake Biwa offers spectacular sights and activities that you can enjoy in daytime or at nighttime. Since summer in Japan is coming up, beat the heat by surrounding yourself with…