Even more than we’re familiar with, from season to season you will see a change in fashion, of the foods people eat, even the furniture around the house. Here, then, are some of the ways in which Autumn - or as the Japanese call it, ‘Aki’ (秋) - plays a role in the life of a Japanese person.
November 16, 2016
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
For many people here in Japan, Autumn is the most romantic, and indeed beautiful season of the year for sightseeing and taking a day trip. So, where are the best places to view such stunning sites in the Autumn in Kansai?
October 19, 2016
A Japanese hot spring and the bathing facility built around it, is called an onsen. Many have testified, that soaking in onsens have cured ailments, relaxed muscles, aided beautification, and matured the bonds between family and friends.
October 14, 2016
The Butohkan in Kyoto is one of the few venues where you can see live Butoh performances every week and what you see may shock but also engage you.
October 7, 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
Anyone who has either studied about or has been to Japan will most-likely know that gift-giving permeates within the Japanese culture. The fascinating and confusing custom of Japanese gift giving can be successfully navigated with a little study and a lot of patience!
October 2, 2016
Yatsuhashi are one of the most popular traditional sweets sold in Kyoto. They come in two varieties: a crispy baked version, or a soft, sweet-bean-paste filled steamed version known as ‘nama’ (raw or unbaked) yatsuhashi. Next time you are in Kyoto try the Yatsuhashi making tour.
October 1, 2016
Ninja Trick House in Shinjuku, Tokyo offers an experience you can’t get just anywhere: sword and throwing star practice in an intimate, hands-on environment that both kids and adults will love.
September 23, 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