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!

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!

All About the Japanese Bathing Culture – and the best places to go near Tokyo!

Taking a bath is s very popular Japanese custom that plays an important role in the Japanese culture. Many Japanese take a bath on a daily basis. Here we'll go over the meaning of a bath, the history and the differences between a sento and an onsen.
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Koenji Awa Odori Festival And Related Events

Koenji Awa Odori Festival is a popular 2-day festival taking place in August. In this article we'll explain the history of the event and explain how you can learn the Awa Odori yourself!
Cultural tips

What is Kawaii Culture in Japan?

Kawaii means cute in Japanese, but what is Kawaii Culture, and where can you immerse yourself in such a unique culture in Japan? Kawaii Culture is deeply connected with Japanese aesthetics for ages, and here is an ultimate guide for it!
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10 Translated Japanese Novels to Read in 2021

In 2021, many exciting translated Japanese novels will be released. From the long-awaited Haruki Murakami’s new book to the first English edition of the best selling book in Japan, let's dive into the world of Japanese literature. Here we introduce 10 translated Japanese novels coming out this year which will keep you busy for a while!

How To Do The Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage

Ohenro pilgrimage is an amazing circular route stretching 1,200km across the Shikoku region. Here we have listed how you can complete this spiritual journey yourself!
Food & Drinks

13 Snacks to Try at Japanese Convenience Store

Convenience stores in Japan have everything you need, and don't forget to try some of the best snacks they offer. Here we picked 13 popular snacks to try!

The Old Japanese Names for the Months: Meanings and Origins

Today we use the numbers for the name of the month, but the old Japanese names have a deeper meaning, related to nature and rituals.
Places to visit in Japan

6 Unique Shrines with Many Torii Gates in Japan

Not only Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, there are many shrines that have many torii gates in front. Here are the list of shrines which is also very photogenic and beautiful with vermilion torii gates!
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