Setsubun: One Fine Day in Spring

The snow came and went faster than a fleeting thought on a cold February morning. Despite the cold, Setsubun is a very famous festival taking place across Japan right now. The festival involves throwing roasted...

10 Most Dangerous Predators in Japan

Here we have listed some of the most dangerous predators in Japan, that you could encounter. It's highly unlikely, that as a traveller you won't if you live here and especially in the wild,...

Streamlined and Safer Shinkansens for the Future

2020 and the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner. Similarly, JR's (Japan Railways) latest streamlined and safer shinkansens (bullet trains) is rapidly approaching too. In the next few years, they are looking to...

3 Italian Restaurants in Tokyo you Must Try!

Italian Restaurants in Tokyo are not a rare sight at all, similar to French, Sushi and Ramen eateries, you can even find a few in the same area. So, putting together a short-list of...

1,000 Yen Departure Tax to Begin from Monday

The Japanese Government will start collecting a 1,000 yen departure tax from Monday next week. People travelling by aircraft or ship will be subject to the new departure tax. The new regulation that was passed...
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Visit Kyoto via the Traditional Kyotrain

Starting from next spring, from March 23, you will be able to visit Kyoto via the traditional Kyotrain from Osaka. Many people see Osaka as the heart of Kansai, as it is easy to...

Winter in Sapporo – 8 Things You Must Do!

Sapporo is the 5th largest city in Japan and the largest in Hokkaido. Winter in Sapporo is famous for its large snow festival, which is an annual event. Furthermore, its beer museum, food, surrounding...
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Robot Tour Guides at Landmark Tower in Yokohama

Robot Tour Guides at Landmark Tower, which is Yokohama's Tallest Skyscraper, have joined the tourism team. The new futuristic assistants act as tour guides inside and around the floor of the building. Hitachi, the...
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The Japanese Spiderman in all its Humorous Glory

Words literally cannot explain how awesome and epic the Japanese Spiderman really is. YouTube's Screen Junkies are famous for their hilariously witty and frank Honest Trailer series. But, this time they truly have outdone...

Top 10 Things Unique to Japan

Moving to Japan soon? Maybe you're considering a move or you just arrived. Either way, here are the top 10 things unique to Japan, that you will need to come to terms with. Some...