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Ultimate Must-Try Experience! Pose for Cool Samurai Photos and Amaze Your Friends!

Are you interested in the history, traditions, and culture of Japan? Or perhaps you like the contemporary things Japan has to offer such as anime or manga better? Whichever you prefer, samurais are part of both. They were the military nobility of early Japan and have been since well associated with the country and its…

Enjoy the Authentic Charm and Traditional Japanese Buildings in Oharai Machi!

Oharai machi is known to be a cathedral town in the Ise City of Mie Prefecture which runs between the entrance to the Inner Shrine and Prefectural Route 32. It is actually a small side street which is home to many vendors selling specialty goods and restaurants serving delicious meals. With souvenir shops and well-established…

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to See a Geisha Performance for Free in Tokyo!

Geisha can be considered quite an elusive creature in Japan that unless you are super lucky to see them in special events you could easily never see one. Luckily in Tokyo, the Asakusa Geisha group give free performances on certain Saturdays throughout the year with the aim to give tourists the opportunity to experience geisha…

Check Out the Creative Traditional Japanese Portrayal of Captain America and Iron Man!

With the recent hype around the Hollywood movie, Captain America: Civil War, a Japanese Twitter user, @takumitoxin, recently created a beautiful illustration creatively capturing the fight between Captain America and Iron Man. What stood out especially is that the illustration was created in a way that resembles the traditional Japanese art style, ukiyo-e! Captain America…

Bring Nature Home and Create Your Own Sanctuary with a Japanese Tsubo-Niwa Set!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities of Japan, many people still manage to find time to connect with nature through a sanctuary called tsubo-niwa. In a country where every inch of land area matters, a small parcel lot is dedicated to incorporate tsubo-niwa among the design of modern homes and buildings such…

How Well Do You Know Kimono Styles? Take a Look at These 3 Common Types

Everyone knows how popular kimono are as a traditional Japanese garment. But do you know that there are actually different types of kimono women in Japan use for certain occasions? A kimono worn during tea ceremonies is different from one worn during weddings, funerals or festivals. Let’s check them out below. Komon Komon literally means…

Learn All About Rural Life in the Past in This Open Air Museum in Kawasaki

Are you interested in seeing traditional Japanese residences that existed more than 200 years ago? Why not visit the Japan Open Air Folk House Museum (Nihon Minka-en) in Kawasaki? It is an outdoor museum that showcases traditional Japanese houses that have been preserved over the years. It is also a sanctuary for folk materials and…

Come See Geisha Perform in Tokyo at Shimbashi Enbujo’s Azuma Odori!

Japan is full of traditional attractions and performances despite the many changes that have happened over the years. Remaining true to its roots ever since, tradition still plays a large part in Japanese culture. It is also considered one of the reasons why foreign tourists would like to come over to Japan to experience that…

Check out Tokyo’s Newest Capsule Hotel that Caters to Women Only!

Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is a new capsule hotel specifically catering to women travelers to help make their experience more comfortable and less intimidating. It consists of cocoon-shaped sleeping cabins ideal for one-person and also provides the opportunity for guests to enjoy their stay wearing a traditional Japanese garment (yukata) – great for photos! Hotel Facilities…