Thursday, October 24, 2019

WAttention Tokyo Vol.23 Survey

Dear Readers, Thank you for your interest in WAttention Tokyo! The WAttention’s editorial team would like to make a magazine more in line with your interests. That’s why we would like to know your opinion. Please help...

5 Odd Omamori

At Japanese shrines you can buy many different omamori, protective charms, for defense against all sorts of evil and ill. Besides the regular charms for things such as safety, love, childbirth and health, Japan has...

New Year Japanese Style in Saitama (3)

On January 3 at Saitama, the Seven Lucky Gods actually come to life in a special costume parade. This is an event you don’t want to miss because it just might be your once-in-a-lifetime...

New Year Japanese Style in Saitama (2)

Another event that will help you get into the New Year spirit is the Juninichimachi on December 12. The one-day market has been serving the community since the Meiji Period (1868-1915), attracting as many...

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Karuizawa, a small resort town in Nagano Prefecture, is a popular destination thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and luxury resorts. At an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) the cooler temperatures result in stunning...

Kappabashi: Home of Japanese Knives

Just a short walk away from Asakusa, Kappabashi is a great place to spend an afternoon among a joyful chaos of stores specializing in all sorts of kitchenware, and a must-visit destination for visitors...

Tori No Ichi: The Good Luck Charm Fair

If your sign is the Rooster you're in for a lot of celebrations this year and the next. Tori No Ichi, or bird/rooster day, is celebrated every 12 days of November. This means that...

3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto’s rich history even extends to its many shops and these shinise, or historic shops, are some of the Kyoto's oldest. In fact, these three fan shops are among Japan's most historic, with some...

Special Edition Halloween Snacks

Not only people like to transform during Halloween, food does too! Japanese like to be in touch with the seasons and want their food to reflect that. Resulting in some amazing special edition snacks you...

My Neighbor Totoro Café in the heart of Tokyo

Hidden in the backstreets of the popular fancy Shimokitazawa Area, a small cute café called Shiro-Hige´s Cream Puff Factory attracts their customers with self-made cream puffs and cookies shaped in the silhouettes of the...