Monday, May 28, 2018

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

5 New Halloween Desserts

With the end of October coming up, department stores and sweets shops are preparing their new special Halloween treats. Here's Wattention's pick from this season's lineup. Halloween Bunny Parfait (1,810 yen) This parfait brings you all the...

Wakamatsu Chita Hot Spring Resort

Located on the Chita Peninsula, a less-traveled area in South Nagoya, the Wakamatsu Chita Hot Spring Resort promises a comfortable stay, combining the authentic Japanese "omotenashi" hospitality with state-of-the-art facilities. Here you can rest in...

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

From breathtaking patterns in the sky to exhilarating festival parades, summer brings out the passion in Japan. And if our selection of top 3 Fireworks Festivals in Japan wasn't enough for you, these 3...

Nagoya Tastes: Miso and More

Nagoya is a treasure chest of street food and has a unique food culture from that of Tokyo and Osaka, the other two major cities it is sandwiched between and often bypassed for. Just...

Nagoya Sights (1): Castles and Ferris Wheels

Situated between the popular tourist cities of Tokyo and Osaka, Nagoya is often left out of the "Golden Route" from Tokyo heading to Kansai. However, this third largest city in Japan has lots to...

Editor’s Pick: Top Three “Little Edo” Streets

For a feel of what it was like to live during the Edo era, one can head to an Edo themepark, but why pay an entrance fee when you can still walk along streets...

3 Lovely Lavender Spots Around Tokyo

Updated: 2018 Even if you're not headed to Hokkaido around July-August, there are plenty of places around Tokyo where you can get your fill of purple fields and natural aromatherapy - and the season is...