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Summer With A Bang! – Top 3 Fireworks Festivals in Japan 2016

Summertime in Japan isn't complete without watermelons, shaved ice, wind chimes, mosquito coils and last but not least, fireworks of massive proportions! It's a great reason to put on a summer yukata, throng the streets...

Chichibu Soul Food & Shrine Tour

Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo lies the bucolic town of Chichibu, that with its abundant nature consisting of mountains and rivers, makes for a pleasant day trip to escape the hustle and...

What’s Up With Wabi Sabi?

In pursuit of Japanese Imperfection Not to be confused with the tear-inducing Japanese mustard wasabi, wabi sabi is a Japanese term that encompasses a profound concept of beauty in imperfection. That doesn’t mean, though, that...

Discover Drinking Alleys In Japan (II): Neighborhood Yokochos

Almost every area has its own yokocho for locals to gather and unwind. Here are some other alleyways with character worth stopping by. 1) Asakusa Hoppy Dori  Hoppy has a reputation as being the mixer of...

Coming Of Age Day

In Japan, one is considered an adult at the age of 20 and a national holiday - called Coming of Age Day (成年の日, seinen no hi) - is designated on the second Monday of...

A Taste Of Sh旬n: Anglerfish Hotpot

The ankou, or anglerfish, is one of those grotesque deep sea creatures (not unlike the hoya) that one wouldn't fathom putting in one's mouth. But the ankou is a winter delicacy that many Japanese...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Christmas, A Time For…Fried Chicken?

For most part of the world that celebrates Christmas, a roast turkey is the main star of the Christmas meal. But in Japan, Christmas means a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are various theories...

Low on Cost, High on Design

Introducing the new LCC Terminal at Narita Running to catch your plane at the new budget terminal at Narita will be a breeze – after all, the terminal which opened this April is designed around...

Fun Dining in Ikebukuro

Game for a Japan-only dining experience?

A Yen for cheap clothing

Whoever still thinks Tokyo is expensive should go to Notoya in Itabashiku