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Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
It’s Sunday in Japan and Harajuku (in central Tokyo )
is the place to be. In a small area just outside Harajuku station and
Yoyogi Park a crowd of eccentrically dressed young Japanese is ...
Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling that can trace its roots back to ancient Japan
and the Shinto religion. Although you are unlikely to see a sumo
wrestler outside of his training school – ...
Built on the grounds of a former Edo Castle in central Tokyo , the Imperial Palace is the official residence of Japan ’s Imperial Family. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
Written by Kyoto Expert: Satoko, Japan, January 2012
Kyoto in early Spring is a great time to enjoy one of the famous night light festivals, a moonlit beauty of the Higashiyama area. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Japan ...
Japan’s most cultured city knows how to put on a great festival. Barely a month goes by without some historical extravaganza or other featuring on the local calendar. Here’s our list of some of the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
For fans of Japanese animation, March means only one thing –The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF). Held annually at Odaiba’s Big Sight convention center in Tokyo Bay, it is one of the largest ...
There are only two days in the year when the general public are allowed to enter the inner grounds of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace and pay their respects to the Imperial family. The first is December ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that originated in the Edo
Period (1603–1867) – a relatively peaceful time in which popular culture
flourished. Unlike the older and more refined Japanese ...
Just an hour south of Tokyo on the coast lies the ancient city of Kamakura. Once an important political and religious center, Kamakura is now known for its proliferation of Buddhist temples and ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
This cherry blossom festival is located of course at the kintai bridge, its most famous for its hump like structure, its a small fee to cross this famous bridge to get to the beautiful gardens on the ...
Onsen (hot springs) can be found in Japan’s countryside, in natural surrounds ideal for outdoor bathing and with direct access to geothermally heated springs. Be careful not to confuse onsen with ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Bathhouses play an essential role in Japanese culture and are used
extensively to wash, relax and socialize. No mere bathhouse can call
itself an onsen (hot spring), however. Only baths ...
Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine in the heart of Yoyogi Park ,
Shinjuku, posthumously dedicated to the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and
the Empress Shoken. Founded in 1920, the shrine is contained ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2012
New Year’s Eve in Tokyo is celebrated a little differently than in, say, London or New York City .
Instead of a mass gathering in the Tokyo equivalent of Times Square or
Trafalgar Square, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, March 2013
While Tokyo has Tsukiji Fish Market, famous for its tuna auctions and the sheer quantity and diversity of seafood that is traded every day, landlocked Kyoto has a very different kind food market. A ...
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