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Tokyo’s strawberry dessert heaven

Entering the ANA Intercontinental Hotel Lobby for the Strawberry Sensation Festival was beyond my expectations. The lobby was filled with the aroma of strawberries, probably because 150,000 strawberries were used to make all the...

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 found in urban residential areas. Unlike onsen, which use natural...

Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet

By Alicia Quintard for 47Regions There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look on...

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

Have been to almost all major tourist attractions in Tokyo and have no idea where else to go? If you want to escape from Tokyo's hustle and bustle, visiting Kawagoe in suburb Tokyo will...

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How Its Made: Beginner`s Guide to Sake

How Its Made: Beginner`s Guide to Sake Despite being called a rice “wine”, sake has more in common with beer as it is brewed through a double fermentation process. Making quality sake involves 4 key...
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In harmony with the seasons: Kangetsusai

The beauty of the full moon that occurs in the middle of fall has been admired by the Chinese since ancient times. This “middle of the fall” moon is scheduled by the old Oriental...
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In harmony with the seasons: Choyo no Sekku

The “yang” of the “yin-yang” concept is thought to become too strong and hence inauspicious on dates which are odd-numbered in both day and month. The sekku, or seasonal festival, became an event to...
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In harmony with the seasons: Tanomi Festival – Early September

Tanomi Festival - Early September The “Tanomi Festival” later became the “Hassaku Festival”—written in a different kanji character to mean festival for ‘pleading’—among merchants and samurai warriors, and evolved as a rite to foresee if...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku – Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture 1 ~ 10   1 Yagen Mountain Stream (薬研渓流) in Mutsu A photo posted by キソキソ (@kuwakeen) on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:53pm PDT First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of...