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How to Enjoy Asakusa Tori no Ichi

Tori no Ichi is a traditional festival annually held in November throughout Japan. Asakusa's Tori no Ichi is the most popular among the others, and here we explain its history and how to best enjoy it.
Events

10 Snow Festivals in Japan 2021-2022

Not only the famous Sapporo Snow Festival, there are more snow festivals with beautiful ice and snow spectacles in Japan.
Events

How to Celebrate Christmas in Japan

In Japan, Christmas is not about religion but more about creating a cozy atmosphere during the dark days and enjoying the company of your lover and friends. Let us tell you a bit more about how to celebrate Christmas in Japan!
Culture

Encyclopedia of Japan – Culture and History All You Need to Know

We explain Japanese unique history and culture so that you can use it as a cultural guide book of Japan before and while you are traveling in Japan!
Customs

Traditional Wisdom to Survive the Japanese Summer

Summer heat in Japan can be unbearable due to its humidity and high temperature. But fear not, let us introduce to you how to survive Japanese summer, Japanese style!
Events

High Spirits, Positive Vibes and Freedom: That’s Yosakoi Dance!

Yosakoi is a unique festival dance that originated in Kochi prefecture in Shikoku. Today, it is performed all over the world - Here's the introduction to Yosakoi and an opportunity to enjoy it at home!
History

What are Yokai? Japanese Folklore Creatures

For summer nights, people like o hear some scary ghost stories. Here we explain the Japanese very unique legendary creatures 'Yokai', and where to find them.
Events

Traditional Japanese Summer Events: What is Tanabata?

July 7th is Tanabata, an annual event celebrated in Japan. Here we explain its history, sad story of two lovers, customs and the famous tanabata festivals!
Events

Gozan Okuribi: Summer Traditions in Kyoto

One of the famous summer traditions in Kyoto, here we explain what is Gozan Okuribi, how to enjoy and the best viewing spots.
Religion

Buddhism in Japan – Brief History and Best Buddhist Temples to Visit

Buddhism is one of the two main religions in Japan. Here will explain how it got introduced in Japan and its influence on the daily lives of people in Japan.
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