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How Different are Japanese Beer Gardens From the Rest of the World?

Summer season is the perfect time for beer gardens in Japan. So many people drink beer while being surrounded by traditional festival lanterns that sway in the summer air. But do you know that the concept of beer gardens in Japan is way different from the rest of the world? Let’s try to see why.…

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…

Bucket list: Top 5 things to do in Japan

There are many things to do in cool countries like Japan. However, as a tourist, you may not have enough time to figure out what is worth to try especially in a limited time. This is the list of ten unique things to experience in Japan. 1. Eat ramen/udon/soba They are many types of noodles…

Kinosaki Hot Springs Town: Relaxing Getaway from the Big City

One of the foreign-friendly places to visit in Japan is the Kansai region. Located in the southern-central part of Honshu, the region is considered to be the cultural and historical heart of the country. Here, you can find the place Kinosaki, a perfect getaway from the busy metropolitan area where you can stroll around the…

Walk, play and dance in yukata!

Differences between Yukata and Kimono Since I was young, I grew up watching anime. No, I’m not an otaku but I love the stories and the clothing especially kimono. Before I came to Japan, I always considered any Japanese traditional clothing as kimono. But I found out that there are differences, what are they? Well,…

Enjoy your cold beer in the best Beer Gardens of Tokyo!

In summertime, beer is very popular among the Japanese. Only in summer, some restaurants open special facilities that serve beer. It is normally open air spaces or rooftops. However, these facilities also serve non-alcohol beverages for those who don’t drink beer. So let’s enjoy Japanese summer at its beer gardens! As a metropolitan city, Tokyo…

The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki “Furoshiki” cloth…

Kimono and Yukata For Everybody

Kimono Women (seijin-no-hi kimono) jp.fotolia.com/ Men (Hakama) Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe, it is worn the most during special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. We can see a lot of people wearing kimono, for example, during ‘seijin-no-hi’ (Coming of Age Day), to celebrates and to congratulate those who have reached the…