Friday, August 23, 2019

Reminiscing Old Japan in Kanagawa prefecture

Temples, arts, entertainment, history and culture Beyond the first urban impressions of its capital Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture surprises us with cultural treasures, fascinating legends and historic sites that are of great importance to Japan. Its...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Get to Know Akita Dogs

In 1931, the Akita dog, a breed native to northern Japan was designated a natural monument by the Japanese government. Best known for its loyalty, obedience and intelligence, this breed of hunting dogs are...

Explore the Unique Variety of Niigata: The Sea of Japan, Savory Food Culture and...

Just two hours away by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo lies Niigata-ken (Prefecture). Niigata is a serene region on the northwest coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. This coastal prefecture is characterized by its...

Protected: Seibu Train

New limited express train "Laview" to make its first appearance Designed by world-renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima, Laview features a distinctively round front, spacious cars, luxury seats that come with electrical outlets, and free Wi-Fi throughout...

Tokyo Ghost Stories

If there’s one thing Tokyoites love, it’s ghost stories. With the popularity of “ukiyo-e” (woodblock prints), rakugo and kabuki theatre in the 1800s, ghost stories or “kaidan”, became a key part of popular culture...

The things that go bump in Japan’s nights

Summer is the season of ghost stories in Japan, with Obon, Japan’s holiday honouring ancestral spirits, being held in mid-August. To get into the spirit of the season, WAttention sat down with Hiroko Yoda...

Protected: Geisha Odori

“Geisha”,“Kyoto” – these words go hand-in-hand; as natural as “fish” and “chips”! However when we think about Tokyo, different words spring to mind – modernity, consumerism and perhaps, images from the movie Lost in...

The Mysterious World of teamLab Borderless

Imagine a world without rules, constraints or limits, a universe alive with shapes, colours and sounds, inspired by Japanese art from the past, yet off ering something refreshingly innovative and new. Welcome to teamLab...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

WAttention Tokyo 32 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019 New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO is Tokyo’s next shopping and entertainment landmark. This huge complex...