Every January, cities and towns all over Japan host Hatsu Ichi festivals.
January 1, 2017
This is a special day or the children aged three, five and seven years. They will visit nearby shrines with their parents and attend prayers conducted there.
November 10, 2016
Beautiful scenery, mouthwatering cuisine and historical sites are only a few things the city holds for the perfect tourist destination. Here is a quick guide to help you get the most out of your trip to Hiroshima.
October 25, 2016
Every year, APU hosts the annual campus festival - Tenkusai Festival. Traditional and contemporary song, dance and live performances are just some of the main attractions of the Tenkusai Festival.
October 22, 2016
What if I told you that you could find a three-day Latin American festival that runs late into the night with all these things in one place, in the middle of the mountains in Fukushima?
October 6, 2016
Tsukimi is the Japanese festival of moon viewing. The word “Tsukimi” is from two words, “Tsuki”（月）, which means moon in Japanese and the word “mi”（見）,which means to view or to look in Japanese.
September 13, 2016
Misawa in Aomori Prefecture kicked off their summer festival on Thursday the 18th of August, 2016. Well, Aomori prefecture begins its summer months a little later than the other prefectures. Read, to find more information about the Summer festival at Misawa.
September 13, 2016
Azabu Juban hosts a different kind of summer festival. A few years ago this ritzy neighborhood near Roppongi limited entry to local merchants only, and since the area is a foodie’s paradise, the one thing you won’t find here is ordinary festival fare.
August 17, 2016
With summer in Japan come a few regular certainties - the annual celebrations, parties and fireworks that come with the various summer festivals. Festivals are a big deal here in Japan, with entire city centres sometimes coming to standstill at the height of the festivities. Liam Carrigan shares his experiences from the most famous festival of Osaka, the Tenjin Matsuri!
August 6, 2016
With so many fireworks festivals, it may be difficult to decide on which one to go to. My recommendation is the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival held right near the harbor of Yokohama. There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful festival—below are 4 extra unique ways to get the best out of the event.
July 27, 2016
It may only be the end of June as I write this, but already, rainy season is ending, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the beer gardens are calling to me. Yes, dear readers and friends, summer is here in Osaka.
June 27, 2016