Writer: M Yuasa
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After the crowd in Central Kyoto, the wide and sprawling space and parks in Nara is such a welcome break. You can almost feel you are one with nature, especially since deer are roaming freely around. One such place is the Kasugayama Primeval Forest and the Garden of Kasuga Taisha Shrine. A World Heritage Site and considered a sacred forest. But then as you walk further down the road, this warm and cozy-looking café is right there by the roadside. Welcome to the Kasuga Ninai Jaya!
June 8, 2016
For those who hail from Christian and Catholic nations (who are not active at Church, if I might say), the Christmas Season is probably the most nostalgic season in Japan if by chance we get to spend Christmas here in Japan; the homesickness is just almost unbearable at times for some.
November 27, 2015
Ghibli gave their fans a taste of this wonderland - The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka. If you are expecting your usual theme park suffused with rides though, I’d recommend you head over to Disneyland and DisneySea; Studio Ghibli Museum is not that kind of theme park.
August 26, 2015
This series is more of acquainting the newbies and first-time visitors on the conveniences available that is currently in effect with the Japanese transportation system with which even the most OCs of persons would marvel at. Read on and enjoy your stay in Japan!
June 11, 2015
Sanuki udon is probably one of the most (if not the most) popular udon or wheat noodle in Japan. Hailing from Kagawa, the modern name of Sanuki , Sanuki udon is most well-known for its very firm and elastic, chewy texture or what the locals describe as “Koshi ga aru”.
May 9, 2015
Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Rurouni Kenshin, Doraemon, Studio Ghibli anime. These are definitely very popular to the rest of the world not only for the kids but us adults as well. But there’s only one anime that young Japanese children from aged 0 to 12 would yell when asked what their favorite is – ANPANMAN!
April 17, 2015
The open-for-all traditional Japanese New Year event Mochitsuki or Rice Pounding Ceremony in the The Sacred Heart Cathedral (more commonly known to foreigners as the Yamate Catholic Church) organized by the Japanese community was held the morning of January 18 at the Church grounds.
February 13, 2015
For the Hello Kitty fanatics, a suffusion of pink and red with any Hello Kitty-related item is already a given. But to those who love the feline but would like to dine in elegance as well, there’s the perfect café for you.
February 5, 2015