Friday, September 20, 2019

Tokyo’s Top Halloween Parties

Tokyo has the most wicked Halloween parties in Japan. Here is Wattention's pick to ensure you have a ghostly night out. Shibuya Halloween Party We have to start with possibly the biggest event in all of Tokyo....

Tokyo Yosakoi

Before Halloween, Ikebukuro has another big event coming up the Tokyo Yosakoi contest.More than a Matsuri, it's a big dance competition. Yosakoi is the name of the modernized Awa Odori, traditional summer dance. Thanks to...

History of Halloween in Japan

Those who have been living in Japan for a long time know that Halloween is a fairly new holiday. In fact, it's not an official holiday at all. The first ever Halloween event was...

Pink Halloween at New Ginger Museum

The New Ginger Museum in Tochigi is peculiar in itself, being a museum dedicated to a certain type of ginger so it comes as no surprise that it's holding a peculiar Halloween event, Pink...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Hokkaido  Hokkaido, the great landmass in the north of Japan, boasts sweeping natural landscapes and a variety of adventures and activities. It is also the first region in Japan...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Hokkaido 3 Akan (阿寒) in Kushiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d23171.340919024697!2d144.0871709711802!3d43.45187786211262!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x1e20e85de3c673b7!2z6Zi_5a-S5rmW!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1474605029625&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of September Color Peak: End of September until the beginning of October Recommended Spots: The autumn colors and the waterfall seen from...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Hokkaido 7 Shiretokogo Lake (知床五湖) in Shari [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2863.99922772795!2d145.07440301551304!3d44.124638079107996!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xe9d29fb28248e53f!2z55-l5bqK5LqU5rmWIOS4gOa5luWxleacm-WPsA!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1474604323732&w=100%&h=100%]First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Opening hours: End of April until the end of...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Hokkaido 11 Sounkyo (Falling star・milky way waterfall) (層雲峡 (流星・銀河の滝 )) in Kamikawa [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2883.5902279899674!2d142.9749333154999!3d43.719064179119066!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x24b977a3660d12e9!2z5rWB5pif44O76YqA5rKz44Gu5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1474601648315&w=100%&h=100%]First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of October Access: 30min bus ride from Kamikawa Station (JR Sekihoku...

How to celebrate Tsukimi in Japan

Like with hanami (flower-viewing) and yukimi onsen (snow-viewing in a hot spring) the Japanese make it a habit to sit down together and marvel at the signs of passing seasons. However, unlike hanami that...

Diamond Fuji – The best free sight in Tokyo

The only catch is…you can only catch it twice a year!