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Japan National Holidays 2020

2020 will be a special year for Japan, mainly due to the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. In order to accomodate the events, several national holidays will be celebrated on...

Best Photos of 2019

And just like that, another year goes by. What’s a better way to share our year than through photos? These were most liked and best photos taken in 2019, starting...

Japanese New Year Traditional Celebrations

New Year, or Oshogatsu, is the most important holiday period in Japan for families to spend time together and keep traditions alive. All around the world, New Year is celebrated...

Staying Warm When It’s Winter in Japan

Every season has its pros and cons and there’s really no bad season to visit Japan. The drop in temperature during winter in Japan gives us the chance to see Mount...

Japanese Food for the Winter

Winter has arrived in Japan and signals lots of time soaking in a steamy onsen or sitting around a kotatsu (a low table with a heated blanket) to stay warm....

Beginner Guide to Japanese Arcades

Japanese arcades are found everywhere in Japan. Japan seems to be one of the few countries where the arcade hall has yet to die.

Tokyo by Night – How to Enjoy Like a Local

Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities on Earth and when the sun goes down. There is a variety of activities that you can enjoy at night.

Japanese Kimono: Accessories & Types

There are many types of kimono worn depending on the occasion, as well as various patterns and colors to match the different seasons.

Japanese Food – More Than Sushi!

Undoubtedly sushi is the Japanese food that immediately comes to our mind when we think of Japanese cuisine. There’s more to Japanese cuisine than sushi; Japan offers an abundance of...

10 Unknown Yet Amazing Areas in Tokyo

When you visit Tokyo, there are for sure things that you must do such as visiting the all the iconic sightseeing spots. If you want to make unforgettable memories of...

Japanese Hot Spring – How to Soak in An Onsen

Japan is made up of 80% mountain areas and the vast majority of onsen are surrounded by nature, which makes hiking and onsen a great combination. Since ancient times, Japanese...

Accommodation Types in Japan

Traveling in Japan also offers you the possibility to try a wide range of accommodations, and the risk of feeling overwhelmed is up to the corner. From western hotels to...

Souvenirs from Japan

A word exists in Japanese, omiyage, that indicates the gift or souvenir that you give to someone rather than purchasing it for yourself. You are bound to find at least...

Pasmo and Suica Card – How to Use

The easiest way to travel around Tokyo and survive its crazy ticket system is to use a prepaid card (IC Card) such as Pasmo or Suica. Having an IC card...

Top Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo

When we travel we always shoot a lot of photos of places that we visit, foods that we eat and people that we meet. But I’m guessing now that you...

Surviving the Summer in Japan

It so happens that for many travelers, summer is the most convenient time to visit Japan. Unfortunately, it coincides with what most people would consider being the worst time to...

Matsuri Manual: How to Enjoy Japanese Summer Festivals

In the summer season, several matsuri, Japanese festivals, take place all over Japan. Most of them are annual traditions to celebrate gods, seasons, and historical events. During the occasion, you...

Public Etiquette in Japan

Japan is a top travel destination; there's no denying it. Everyone dreams of visiting this country and with the upcoming Rugby World Championships in autumn and next year's Olympics, the...

Summer Fireworks in Tokyo 2019

After June and rainy season, it’s time for Firework season in Tokyo! From the end of July to August, firework festivals are held almost every weekend in Japan. Japan has...

Best Season to Visit Tokyo

Tokyo basically can be enjoyed anytime during the year thanks to the many attractions that Japan’s capital has to offer. Every season has its strong and weak points, but there...

Tokyo Shitamachi Areas With Old Atmosphere

Tokyo is not only a city of crowded streets, crazy shops and neon lights, but also has an old-style atmosphere that consists of narrow streets, wooden houses and Showa Era...

10 Things To Do in Tokyo

What does it feel like to be at the center of the world? Well, find out at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world with an...

Learn Main Japanese Table Manners

Kaiseki cuisine is a traditional Japanese style cuisine that is usually served in high class restaurants or traditional ryokans. To fully enjoy this experience and avoid being in an embarrassing...

Asakusa Events Not to Miss

With its charming Sensoji Temple and the enormous red paper lanterns at its entrance, Asakusa is one of the not-to-miss spots in Tokyo. It is an area of Tokyo where...