Culture

Events

What is Tanabata? Japanese Traditional Star Festivals

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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History

10 Best Historical Sites in Japan

In Japan, there are some places that can take you back to the Edo period or other era. Let's discover the famous/hidden historical sites throughout Japan!
History

History of Japan: Showa Period (1926-1989)

The Showa Period is a relatively long period of time in the Japanese history marked by the events of the WOII and Japan's internationalisation. Read more about the eventful time in the Japanese history and where you can experience reminders of the 60 years of time.
Culture

Bonsai Tree – A Traditional Japanese Art Form

Bonsai are an Japanese form of art with a long history, here we'll explain everything there is to know about the miniature trees!
Customs

The 10 Best Private (Tattoo Friendly) Onsen in Japan

Onsen (hot spring) is a big part of Japanese culture that you can enjoy during your stay in Japan. However, if you have tattoos, you may find it difficult to find tattoo-friendly onsen since it's strictly forbidden. In this article, we listed the best private onsen in Japan for those who have tattoos!
Culture

What is a Geisha? History of Geisha and Where they are Today

The distinct white makeup, elegant kimonos, and elaborate hairstyles- Geisha are iconic to the image of Japan's heritage But what are geisha and where are they today? Read along and we’ll talk about the origins of geisha and where they can be found today today.
Events

What is Japanese Festival, Matsuri?

Throughout a year, there are several festivals held in Japan. In this article, we introduce the history, origin and purpose of festivals in Japan!
Religion

What is Torii Gate? Meaning, Types and Facts

Torii gate is the gate which stands at the entrance of shrines in Japan. But what is the role and meaning of torii gates? Here is a complete guide to torii gates in Japan!
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