Oboke Gorge, deep in the secluded mountains of Tokushima and Kochi, has some of the clearest waters in Japan. The winding stretch of the Yoshino River has a rocky bottom that the bright blue-green water runs through creating—given ideal weather—an incredible rafting experience.
May 6, 2017
The May Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon and now is a most pivotal time for Japanese sumo since it is the first time in 19 years a reentering Japanese national has received the rank of grand champion (yokuzuna). Will he win the title again?
April 24, 2017
Next time when you pay a visit to this wonderland, please take a note!
February 20, 2017
Equine traditions in Japan date back to the Kofun era. Yokohama’s Negishi racecourse, completed in 1866, marked the beginning of a long and storied history that continues to this day. Intrigued by this story? Then read on.
October 26, 2016
People of Hiroshima are known to be passionate especially when it comes to baseball. A majority of shop keepers wear uniforms of their favorite players when the team is back playing in their local stadium and the city becomes red with the color of the team!
September 26, 2016
Bowling in Japanese is boringu (ボウリング), which can be easily confused with “boring”（ボーリング). I had never bowled before, but many people like spending their evenings bowling, so it must not be that boring. I had to try it out!
September 7, 2016
There is no better venue to experience Japanese baseball than a Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium. Hanshin Tigers fans are known to be enthusiastic supporters and fiercely defensive of their team, which makes for a great atmosphere.
August 23, 2016
Home to an active volcano, stunning black sand beaches and a mystical volcanic ash field, Oshima is an unforgettable destination. Compared to the urban maze of people that is Tokyo, this island is almost alien in its indifference. Briefly known as 'Suicide Island' in the 1940s because of the high number of couples who took their lives by jumping into the volcanic crater below, Oshima has a strange reputation in popular culture.
July 22, 2016
Tag, known as Onigokko, is the most popular game for kids to play in the school’s playground during recess and at the park after school. I am sure you are familiar with this activity too, but do you know about the variations that Japan has?
July 9, 2016