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What’s the Difference Between a Geisha, a Maiko, and a Geiko?

Geishas and maikos are world famous for being some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese culture and tradition. The art of being a geisha is something that is still practiced today – unlike other Japanese traditions or professions such as samurai, they withstood the test of time. These beautiful entertainers have been around for…

The Possibilities Within Osaka- 5 Places You Must See!

Osaka is a special city. As soon as you arrive you can easily tell things are completely different, which is what makes it so fun. Osaka is a bit more disorganized, a bit more hectic, and a bit louder. People will stand on the right side of the escalator, rather than the typical left, or…

2 Day MUST SEE Kyoto Trip

If you are traveling to Japan, you might be overwhelmed with the plethora of things you MUST see. You’ll visit multiple websites that go from Tokyo to Osaka to Kyoto to Hiroshima to Nara to Hakone to Mt. Fuji and to the many other beautiful sites in Japan. It is a lot of information to…

The Complete Schedule of Kyoto’s Biggest Annual Festival, Gion Matsuri!

In Kyoto, the largest annual festival is Gion Matsuri, a summer festival held to ward off disease and disasters. If you weren’t aware, Gion Matsuri is actually celebrated throughout the entire month of July, with the main festivities taking place on the 17th. However, for those visiting Kyoto in July, there are still a number…

Wander These 2 Areas With a Japanese Atmosphere Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

Taking a walk through areas with a traditional Japanese atmosphere will make for an unforgettable experience during your vacation. There are spots between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo with a strong historic atmosphere and lots of local charm that you definitely can’t see in the big city. Come take a walk around town and see…

Want to Be as Stealthy as a Ninja? Check Out These Special Japanese Socks!

Have you ever thought about how a ninja could sneak into palaces without making any sound? Because of their stealthiness, many people are interested in trying ninja outfits. Did you know that there is a fashion trend sweeping Japan and the rest of the world right now that allows ninja outfits to be worn in…

Find Out About This Amazing ‘Floating Bonsai’ Created in Japan!

You are probably familiar with the cute Japanese art form called “bonsai,” but are you familiar with the so-called art project “Air Bonsai?” This project allows people to create their own ‘floating star’ by growing and nurturing it. It was made by a small company called “Hoshinchu” in Kyushu, Japan. It doesn’t only treasure the…