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It hardly seems possible that it was a year ago that Japan experienced
a major natural disaster: an earthquake and tsunami that wiped out
entire communities along its eastern seaboard and ...
As you walk around Kyoto you are bound to pass many Maiko (apprentice geisha) dressed in elaborate and colorful kimonos and tottering around on their okobo (wooden clogs). If you love dressing up or ...
If you are traveling in Tokyo with kids or you just want to experience a unique and charming aspect of Japanese culture, then you should see a performance by the internationally renowned Puppet ...
For the Japanese, there is nothing more natural than sitting butt-naked with total strangers and having a good old scrub down before relaxing in a steaming hot bath. For Westerners, the whole ...
Spring is coming in Tokyo, let’s throw some beans! Setsubun is a day to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring in Japan. Traditionally beans are scattered or thrown on this day as a ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2012
There are thousands of temples as well as shrines in Kyoto ,
so it is understandable that people may be confused as to the
difference between the two. Calling a temple a shrine (or vice versa), ...
If you’re going to be in Tokyo
in the spring then you are in for some treats – 10 treats, to be exact!
Below is a list of the top 10 things to do in spring in Tokyo. Editor’s Note: This ...
While Kyoto lacks some of the vibrancy of Tokyo’s contemporary arts scene, it holds all the cards when it comes to traditional art and architecture. You only need to wander the streets of Ginza or ...
Exploring everything from Japan ’s history and culture to anime, photography and the just plain bizarre is easy. There’s a museum in Tokyo that will inform, entertain and inspire you.
Kyoto’s Nijo Castle is a survivor from an era when shoguns ruled Japan and was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Japan’s most powerful shogun of the time, Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Edo Period ...
Tokyo for Art Lovers It’s only natural that aesthetes, artists and creatives be drawn to Tokyo and Japan. The country’s ancient history and culture combined with Tokyo’s cutting-edge, kooky ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2012
Film buffs the world over are getting excited about the up coming Tokyo
International Film Festival (TIFF). Now in its 25th year, TIFF runs for 9
days starting October 20, 2012 at a number of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, August 2012
The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is Tokyo ’s
only large museum devoted solely to photography. Its twenty thousand
strong collection is of course never on display in its entirety but ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, February 2011
For first time visitors to Tokyo, there are two things I'd recommend that will truly round out your Japan experience. The Sumo Tournament is one of them; even though they have been dogged by ...
Eclipsing the Eiffel Tower in height by just 13 meters and modelling itself on Paris’s older and more famous landmark, the candy-striped Tokyo Tower has been a feature of Tokyo’s skyline since 1958. ...
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