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See Japan through the eyes of WAttention Ninjas, foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who blog for WAttention, bringing you fresh and offbeat news and information. 【Breaking News】 Recruiting new Ninjas! Are you interested in an opportunity to share your unique Japanese experience with a greater audience? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who can contribute to our Ninja Blog! Provide fresh information and ideas about Japan from a foreigner’s perspective and get rare opportunities to participate in invite-only receptions and events, or travel around Japan with the WAttention editorial team as a certified WAttention Ninja! For more information click here.

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (1) : Tokei-ji

On Saturday, June 11th, Wattention staff visited Kamakura to take a look at the beautiful Hydrangea flowers. Rainy season in Japan comes together with these flower blossoms and the shrine and temple areas in Kamakura where...

Visit the Origin of Ninja (1) : Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine After taking an approx. 1,5 hour trip by Shinkansen from Tokyo, we arrived at Nagano Station. This time our destination is Togakushi which is located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture. Togakushi...

Skiing and Snowboarding on Japan’s most iconic mountain

Located two and a half hours away from Tokyo, Snowtown Yeti is a ski and snowboard resort found on the southern slope of Mt. Fuji at an altitude of 1,300 m. Although it offers...

Save on transportation and admission tickets with the Mt. Fuji Tourist Pass

From the adrenaline-packed roller coasters at Fuji Q Highland, to the pacific waters of Lake Kawaguchiko reflecting the iconic shape of Mt. Fuji, the area surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain is filled with sightseeing...

Why are Japanese homes so cold during winter?

The cold weather is creeping in and many foreigners start wondering why Japanese homes are so cold. Compared to Western houses that are insulated and equipped with central heating, most Japanese homes don't have...

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...
Rokuya Great Buddha

Nishitama, Okutama : A Trip Into Tokyo’s Untapped Forests

Forests in Tokyo? Impossible – you might think, but it’s very possible. Two hours west of Shinjuku, lies the Nishitama area, part of greater Tokyo. Now, to many Tokyo residents, Nishitama is nothing special...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (2) : Jochi-ji

In the previous article, we visited Tokei-ji, a peaceful temple, which used to be a safe haven for women. Now on to our next stop, Jochi-ji (浄智寺). It is located near Tokei-ji and it takes...

Illumination at Keyakizaka-dori Street Roppongi Hills

During the winter, illumination shines everywhere in Tokyo. Even on the coldest nights, the Tokyo winter illuminations are there to keep one's heart warm. Keyakizaka-dori Street in Roppongi Hills has 1.2 million shining LED lights,...

Green Mall in Shibuya

This building covered in greenery is Shibuya Modi, a mall that has everything. Here you can drink a coffee with your friends, go shopping for clothes and afterwards go for karaoke. There are multi-language...