Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Teru Teru Bōzu

A てるてる坊主 (teru teru bōzu) is a small doll used to pray for good weather.  Teru (てる) means "shine" as in sunshine, while bōzu (坊主) refers to a Buddhist priest. It is believed that when you...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (5)

9 Omotesando Hills 表参道ヒルズのクリスマスイルミネーション - 高さ10mのツリーと共に参加型イルミや光のショーを実施 - https://t.co/3Jzw8cj6B6 pic.twitter.com/s3SOGCUZrJ — Fashion Press (@fashionpressnet) October 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The trees of the wide sidewalks of Omotesando are decorated with warm lights to make your shopping adventure even more special...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Vintage Winter Rides

Make the most of your winter holiday by getting away with friends and family on transportation methods exclusive to Tohoku. Every winter, local operators run old-fashioned rides that bring Tohoku’s rich cultural heritage to...

Okinawa’s Best Aquarium: Churaumi Aquarium

The Churaumi Aquarium in Naha is arguably the best aquarium in Okinawa. It was the main attraction of the Ocean Expo Park built on the former grounds of the 1975 International Ocean Expo in northern...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (7)

13 Venus Fort Christmas Projection Mapping “FROZEN VENUSFORT” This year’s projection mapping features the popular Disney movie “Frozen”. Creative company NAKED Inc. created a spectacular show which you can only enjoy at Venus Fort. Music...

Travel through the nostalgic ambience

Niigata Prefecture, Japan’s top producer of rice, is often characterized by stretches of terraced fields and rustic countryside scenery. Nevertheless, the old street of Niigata is also worth visiting for its amazingly nostalgic atmosphere...

Robot Restaurant: A fantastic world where humans and robots coexist

  EXCITED AND DAZZLED FIRST-TIMER: The very first time I visited the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, I was completely unprepared and didn’t have a single idea what to expect. The mere name of the restaurant made...

Go on a nature adventure in Niigata

Niigata is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, such as enduring mountain ranges and the longest river in Japan— the Shinano River. While nature lovers can have a blast exploring out-of-town spots, sports...

FOODIE TOURS JAPAN: GIZEM’S TASTE OF TOKYO

“No one should be missing out on Japanese food!” Sounds like a cliché, but everything points to Gizem Sakamaki being born to do this. Even before starting her tour company Foodie Tours Japan, she...