Only in Japan, can you get the luxury of a spa, combined with the traditional atmosphere and healing benefits of an onsen's natural hot spring water. As an onsen aficionado living in Tokyo, I have visited almost every onsen and spa in the city, so here are my top ten.
While some just want pictures for memories, some get a sacred writing and art souvenir to keep that only Japanese shrines and temples can give. It is called Goshuincho.
'Seijin no Hi' or the the 'Coming of Age Day' is celebrated in Japan every year on the second Monday of January. Celebrations are conducted in every city in which all young people will join together. They will wear traditional Japanese costumes and enjoy the day dressed in traditional clothes rather than modern garb.
These elaborate, colorful, and heart-warming cards show a person's appreciation and affection for being helped in the previous year and help maintain good relationships in the year to come; they’re like Japan’s Christmas cards.
As someone that planned and organized their working holiday stay in Japan on their own I took a look at what kind of services these agencies offer and provide my opinion whether it’s a good investment or whether you should rather spend the money for traveling while in Japan.
A popular illumination spot in the Kanto Area is the amusement park Pleasure Forest in Sagamihara. They illuminate the whole park every night in the winter months. This year they have a special collaboration with Pokémon and a part of the illumination has been redesigned in a Pokémon fashion.