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Immerse in Japanese culture and experience yukata

With the amount of foreign visitors to Japan increasing each year, it's becoming more common to see tourists immersing in Japanese culture and wearing a traditional kimono or yukata, especially when the hot, humid...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Jerome in Oshiage and Asakusa

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular...

Wind Chime Festival : Enmusubi Furin

A fairly new festival in Japan, Enmusubi Furin has proven to be very popular and is refreshing newcomer amidst all the loud and busy Japanese summer festivals. The festival is held at the Kawagoe...

The Matsuri Manual : Matsuri Games

Japanese summer festivals, or Matsuri, are the main spot during the summer to see yukata, eat delicious food and of course play games. Just like every festival has traditions that have been passed down over...

7 Great Winter Activities in Northern Tohoku

1. Get sporty Winter in Northern Tohoku is a paradise for those who enjoy winter sports. Majestic mountain ranges carpeted in fresh powder snow provide a number of great ski hills all over the region....

【Ibaraki】And More to Visit…

Ibaraki is proud of its cultural heritage and incredible nature sprawling across the whole prefecture, and there is a lot to love. Witness the dreamlike ocean views of Oarai lsozaki Jinja as waves from the Pacific...

Roppongi’s Designer’s Flag Contest

Roppongi’s Designer’s Flag Contest transforms Tokyo’s infamous late night entertainment district into a place of art and design Roppongi, one of the most popular entertainment and business districts in Tokyo, has an even more famous...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Festival】

Festival: Culture, Art and Tradition in the Rural Landscapes of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma Tokamachi City, Tsunanmachi】 Incorporating Art into the Countryside  Echigo Tsumari Art Festival 2018 Make it a point to catch this triennial showcase of colorful artwork inspired by...

Kiyosumi-shirakawa・Monzen-nakacho

A different but traditional Tokyo Located in a triangle formed by Sumida River, Arakawa River and Tokyo Bay, the Kyosumi-shirakawa and Monzen-nakacho areas are easily accessible by subway. It belonged the Fukagawa ward in the...

A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival & Fuji Q Highland

The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three unique festivals in the country. It takes place at Kitaguchi...