Monday, April 23, 2018

文化

CULTURE

From omotenashi and kimono to anime and cosplay, explore the fascinating world of Japan’s cultures and subcultures as well as the intricate aspects of Japanese traditions and customs.

Tono: the Enchanting Land of Yokai

Welcome to Tono, home of the most Yokai in Japan Hop on a bicycle and see which ones you can find! Surrounded by 1000-meter-high mountains,...

A day in Sumida Ward; Following in the footsteps of Hokusai

For the typical foreign tourist to Tokyo, a stop at Asakusa’s temples and souvenir shops is a must. Visitors tend to stop by the...

Snow at its Best: Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival

Toshogu Shrine and Lake Chuzenji are two of the most well-known attractions in Nikko. But do you know that Yunishigawa is also an attraction...

The History of Yokohama: Perry, Ports, and Progress

Yokohama is a modern day city filled to the brim with originality, a mixture of innovation, and history. Walking along its streets you'll be struck...

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo: One of Tokyo’s most artistic hotels

Paintings found in hotel rooms and hallways have often been a synonym for tasteless, mass-produced decoration items that fill empty walls; however, in Japan...

My second minshuku experience with an intense autumn workout in the...

There is a Chinese saying which means ‘foreign at first, but familiar the second time around’. If you’ve read the article I wrote...

Winter Illuminations Spots in Tokyo 2017

Christmas and New Year’s is coming! Have you decided how to spend your break in Tokyo? In recent years, winter illumination shows and displays...

Valentine’s Day in Japan: what to expect?

As with every other imported holiday, Japan puts its own twist on Valentine's Day as well. If you are used to a variety of...

Matsumoto Castle: One of the best preserved castles

  You can’t leave Nagano without visiting Matsumoto Castle! This black and white, six-story castle is a magnificent site with the Japanese Alps in the...

Takeda Shingen: Based in the Mountainous Fortress

  Located in front of the Kofu train station, you can’t miss the magnificent warrior statue! As though overlooking the well-being of the Kofu City,...

Understanding Sento culture

Have you ever visited a sento? Take a minute to answer our survey and win a unique present from Japan Sento is a public bath often...

Travel back in time to Kawagoe, the little Edo. A day...

Have been to almost all major tourist attractions in Tokyo and have no idea where else to go? If you want to escape from...

Epitome of Grace and Elegance: Japanese Tea Ceremony at Royal Park...

Royal Park Hotel is now offering the unique experience of practicing Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic setting to foreigners. Learn about the basic...

Marvellous Mingei : Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu

Mingei, meaning the art of the people, is a style that is born from the local people's everyday lifestyle, making it a product of...

Un repas, c’est tout un voyage !

In the splendid Fukuoka, terroir real ramen to the palette! One of the most famous dishes of Japan are the ramen, but did you know...

Mt. Fuji and Its Less Known Gems

During the summer, many head to Mt. Fuji to either visit the Fuji 5th Station or climb to the summit, but we decided to...

A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival &...

The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three...

Another 3 hr trip – Ueno

How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before...

Another 3 hr trip – Ginza

How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before...

Another 3 hr trip – Tokyo

  How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before...