Monday, September 16, 2019

ROBOT RESTAURANT: Shinjuku’s Neon Dreamland

In the energetic, alluring streets of the entertainment district of Kabukicho is one that shows off a fair amount of spotlight to pedestrians – The ROBOT RESTAURANT. Here and there are flashes of magenta...

Here are Some Popular Japanese Original Productions

Currently, Tokyo presents an extensive variety of stunning theater performances, incomparable to any other in the world. THE SPLENDOR OF TAKARAZUKA Tokyo Takarazuka Theater Perhaps, one of the most remarkable developments in modern Japanese theater is the...

The Modern Theater

Nohgaku, Kabuki, and Bunraku embellished the Edo theater scene, and they continue to fascinate audiences to this day. However, how shows are performed and how audiences experience them have undergone many changes since Edo...

The Theater Scene in the Edo Period

In the world of the Japanese theater, Nohgaku (Noh and Kyogen), Kabuki, and Bunraku have each been recognized by UNESCO as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage. To discover how these beloved forms of Japanese...

Start your day off right with the Imperial Palace Run

From professional athletes to casual sports enthusiasts, people love jogging around the Imperial Palace. The path around the palace is regarded by joggers as the place to run and is known as kokyo-ran, or...

Making the Most out of Tokyo During the Rugby World Cup

Welcome to Chofu Of all the wards—sometimes referred to as "cities"—in greater Tokyo, Chofu seems an unlikely candidate to be at the centre of international attention. However, given that the new Tokyo International Stadium—which is...

The History of Rugby in Tokyo

On September 20th, under the floodlights at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Japan and Russia will compete in the inaugural match of the Rugby World Cup2019. To some, Japan may seem like an unusual...

Misaki Port & Jogashima: Home to Beautiful Nature, Sparkling Seas, and Delicious Maguro (Tuna)

Standing on top of a hill, I look down at the beach and glittering sea over a fence of wild flowers. The beautiful natural arch of Umanose-Domon is only a short hike away, and...

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...

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...