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
Zao is a complex volcano located on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. During the summer season, it becomes a great place to explore and play. The mountain is a winter destination for most people, however, Zao is like other tourist attractions in Japan; you can visit the place enjoying its seasonal beauty throughout the year.
June 22, 2016
Fishing is deep-rooted in Japanese culture and fishing trips to the countryside are quite popular during the weekends and holidays, but for those living in the heart of Tokyo or for those who do not really want to have to go out of the city, Ichigaya Fishing Centre is an amazing alternative.
June 15, 2016
There are several reasons to visit the town of Inuyama in Aichi prefecture: the castle designated as the National Treasure, the Urakuen with its National Treasure teahouse and the nearby museum or theme parks like Meiji Mura and Little World. But for me the best reason to visit Inuyama, is to witness the Ukai fishing, a traditional fishing method using cormorants that apparently dates back some 1300 years.
May 30, 2016
In Furano, bike riding is a fantastic way to explore and has a good value at 200 yen per hour. Because Furano has rich and delicious food at many attractions, bike riding is also a good way to sample local delights without adding to your waistline. In Japan, helmets are not compulsory for adults so if you prefer to wear one, bring it along.
May 9, 2016