Friday, September 20, 2019

Step Back in Time: Kakunodate’s Samurai Residences, Akita Prefecture

Take a relaxing stroll around Kakunodate to immerse yourself in history. While many traditional Japanese buildings have been lost due to fire, weather and deterioration from age, the houses along Samurai Street have stood undamaged...

New Year’s Day celebrations in Japan

After the New Year's Eve celebrations, it's the real deal. Japanese people go back to their family home during the holidays and spend time together eating and talking. Enjoying company and food You could say that...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (8)

15 Yomiuri Land Jewellumination [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmf-Ud3fEB8] The whole theme park is covered in beautiful colorful lights and makes a normal visit even more special. Date: October 14th (Friday) – February 19th (Sunday); Park is closed on January...

Diamond Fuji – The best free sight in Tokyo

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

In Harmony with the Seasons: Zoni

Zoni is the name of a soup containing mochi that is traditionally eaten in Japanese households on the first day of the New Year. Depending on the region, the ingredients can vary, and the...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access to the sea of Japan. And it opened to international...