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Meet the Real-Life Samurai That Inspired Anime Characters! – Japan Info

Samurai are icons that often pop up when we talk about Japan. In films they’re depicted as those noble warriors who faithfully serve their lords …

This Single Reason Will Convince You To Go To Japan At Least Once In Your Life

What do you think of when you hear the word “Japan?” Do you think of postcard-pretty parks strewn with cherry blossoms? Do you think of sushi and …

Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

Japan is home to many local festivals, but some of the best known are the ones in which men run and jump around nearly naked — not for dirty reasons, but for ancient religious ones.<p>The <i>hadaka matsuri</i> or "naked festival" dates back centuries in Japan. Men perform in traditional <i>fundoshi</i> (loincloth) to …

Japan

From reservation to payment at restaurants

How do we order dishes and when do we pay the bill at Japanese restaurants? Here we introduce the whole flow of events from the initial reservation …

Why Isn't Rent in Tokyo Out of Control? | Alex Tabarrok

Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, has a growing population of over 13 million people, but house prices have hardly increased in twenty years. Why? Tokyo …

Housing

Japan's Bath Culture: Tips You Should Know!

It's no secret that the Japanese really love baths! Here we will introduce what makes their bathing culture unique and point out some things to keep …

Japan

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

The Kyoto State Guesthouse opened to the public on Thursday, marking the start of year-round access to the luxurious facility that is used to host …

Traditional Japanese Houses

Take Your Shoes Off<p><i>Minka</i>, or traditional Japanese houses, are characterized by tatami mat flooring, sliding doors, and wooden <i>engawa</i> verandas. Another …

Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

5 Different Things to do in Tokyo

A Change on the Horizon<p>It’s been a busy few months for the Aussie on the Road. In addition to having a girlfriend and my usual work duties, there’s …

Why 'Spirited Away' Is the Best Animated Film of All Time

On the 15th anniversary of Miyazaki's cult animation, a look back on its huge global significance.<p>There's a quote on Tumblr somewhere that says "Disney movies touch the heart, but Studio Ghibli films touch the soul." As sentimental as that is, it's also astute. It's surely part of the reason that …

Anime

Hesitant to Go Full-On Camping? Here are 5 “Glampsites” in Japan instead! – Japan Info

Have you ever heard of the term “glamping?” Apparently, it is a new trend that is taking the world by storm including Japan. The word “glamping” is …

Camping

'Pokémon GO' Is Still Not Available In Japan And No One Knows When It Will Be

At the time of writing, <i>Pokémon GO</i> is still not released in Japan, with various predictions about when it will be out being all over the place as well as also entirely wrong.<p>Earlier in the week, Wall Street Journal journalist Takashi Mochizuki was led to believe the game would be out before the end …

Pokémon

Matcha Green Tea In Kyoto ~ Tale of Kitto Katto

Matcha Green Tea In Kyoto<p>Tale of Kitto Katto - Sn 1/Ep 3Tale of Kitto Katto - Sn 1/Ep 3<p>Create a free account with Tastemade to save recipes and …

It’s a good time to start up in Japan now. Here’s why.

For years, Japan has been looking to restart the engine on its struggling tech economy. Now it’s actively looking to entrepreneurs to get its mojo …

Japan

5 Reasons to Visit Japan in your 20's

Being in your twenties is a time of newfound independence, growing maturity and wanderlust. We dream of interesting and memorable travel experiences …

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: It's still stunning.)<p>Check out …

Japanese women urged to 'empower' themselves in high heels

It is a nation that has consistently languished at the bottom end of gender equality rankings in the developed world.<p>And now, Japan is also home to a popular new movement which aims to help “empower” women – by encouraging them to wear high heels.<p>The Japan High Heel Association (JHA) is calling on …

All the Sushi, Sake, Ramen, More at Japanese Culture Festival J-Pop Summit

Come July 23, Fort Mason will be transformed into a Japanese wonderland, complete with Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, and more, though this is Eater SF, so it’s the food you undoubtedly want to know about. The <b>J-Pop Summit</b> has just released the final line-up of …

Japan

Here's Where You Can Eat Dinner in the Middle of a Waterfall

Add this specactular waterfall to your bucket list: the Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, a place in the Philippines where you can eat dinner in the …

Live Music

5 Essential Smartphone Apps to Help You Survive Your Next Japan Trip! – Japan Info

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of – taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a …

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Kyoto's concerns mount over mystery 'minpaku' lodgings

Japan Times -- May 22<p>Japan's huge tourism influx is greatly welcomed by politicians and select local service industries that are benefitting from the …

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10 Tips For Worry–Free Travel in Japan – Japan Info

Travelling in a foreign country may be rather challenging, especially if you do not speak its language. How to prepare for your trip in Japan and …

Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market to host farewell festival ahead of move to new development

Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji Market will hold a final festival at its current location on 3 May, before the market’s controversial move to a new development later this year.<p>One of Tokyo’s premier attractions, Tsukiji Market is the largest wholesale fish market in the world, moving around 2000 tonnes of …

Japan

Sushi school: etiquette for eating sushi

Originating in Japan around the 8th century, sushi is a well-known and much loved culinary delicacy – but it can prove a daunting task to prepare it yourself at home.<p>In this video, we run through some simple sushi eating etiquette, with tips including never mixing wasabi and soy sauce together and …