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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…

5 Big No-Nos to Remember for that Debut Onsen Experience in Japan!

If you have had the opportunity to visit Japan, you may have heard of the famous “onsen”, also known as Japanese hot springs. Onsens (温泉) are widely spread out throughout Japan due to the volcanic nature of this amazing country, and therefore, the onsen is an important element to Japanese culture. However, before jumping right…

Everything You Need to Know about the Magic and Mysteries of Kabuki!

Finally, we come to the last installment of the three-part series about the top three traditional performing arts of Japan – Kabuki! This is probably more well-known compared to its counterparts i.e. Noh and Bunraku partly due to the fact that many of the kabuki actors these days tend to appear in many TV dramas…

Heard of Famous Japanese Artist Jakuchu? Let his Exquisite Masterpieces Blow your Mind!

What do you imagine when you think of Japanese art? Perhaps the typical image of ukiyo-e paintings or ink drawings? There is actually quite an array of historical Japanese art. A great, celebrated Japanese artist named Jakuchu painted extremely vibrant and beautiful paintings throughout his career in the Edo era. In this article, you can…

3 Schools for Learning the Beautiful Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony is a distinctive cultural activity involving ceremony and green tea (matcha). It is also called the ‘Way of Tea’. There is a lot involved in a tea ceremony and is so much more than just sipping tea; it is aesthetic. It includes hospitality, confections, a light meal and gathering together (chakai). The…

Up for Spiritual Waterfall Training? Then Check Out Shukubo Komadori Sanso!

To experience a real sanctuary in the seclusion of the mountains, try doing a pilgrim at Mount Mitake. The mountain is part of the mountainous terrain separating the city of Hiroshima from its northwest subdivisions. After the long travel, you can stay at a century-old mountain lodge Shukubo Komadori Sanso which offers a real-life experience…