Monday, August 19, 2019

Ski in Japan: Top 5 Central Japan Resorts

Within just 3 hours of Central Japan, you can find slopes to suit any ski level, not to mention a great selection of spas. Our top four picks take you high, where trees freeze into "ice...

Peach, Plum or Sakura Pink: Which is the prettiest of them all?

Though it's still a bit cold outside, if you look around, you will see a bunch of fuchsia-colored flowers and pastel pink petals opening up. Those pink flowers tell us that spring is fast...

Are Oni really evil?

February 3rd is known as Setsubun, which marks the beginning of spring. On this day, many Japanese people throw roasted soybeans at Oni chanting “Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi (out with evil, in...

Coming Of Age Day

In Japan, one is considered an adult at the age of 20 and a national holiday - called Coming of Age Day (成年の日, seinen no hi) - is designated on the second Monday of...

A Taste Of Sh旬n: Anglerfish Hotpot

The ankou, or anglerfish, is one of those grotesque deep sea creatures (not unlike the hoya) that one wouldn't fathom putting in one's mouth. But the ankou is a winter delicacy that many Japanese...

BQpedia: Oden

BQpedia: Your guide to the underbelly of Japanese cuisine B級グルメ("B-Kyu Gurume") may mean "B-Grade Gourmet" but the only thing "B-Grade" about this food category is the price, as most Japanese will swear by the "A-Grade"...

Christmas Illumination @ Hachiko

Since yesterday, Shibuya’s most loyal dog Hachiko won’t have to feel lonely at night anymore, as he is no surrounded with more than 30,000 LED lights. WAttention went to check it out yesterday, and...

Major snowfall in Shibuya

Shibuya turned white overnight with its first major snowfall of the year. With heavy rain as well, commuters experienced major delays from trains coming from all directions!

A Taste of Sh旬n: Christmas, A Time For…Fried Chicken?

For most part of the world that celebrates Christmas, a roast turkey is the main star of the Christmas meal. But in Japan, Christmas means a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are various theories...

This year’s chirstmas tree at Shibuya Hikarie

This year's chirstmas tree at Shibuya Hikarie has "wonderland" as its theme, and is a collaboration with famous Japanese band "Dreams ComeTrue"! Come and have your own dream come true at this 6m tall christmas...