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Five Kyoto Festivals You’ll Want to See!

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Shows

Many tourists come to Kyoto seeking its old-fashioned air and its storied temples and shrines. When it comes to tradition, however, Kyoto’s three great festivals stand out, and you’ll definitely want to see them if you have the chance. The city also has a variety of other festivals depending on the season, and we’ll be checking out a couple here.

Tokyo, Whoa! Travelers Share 21 Shocking And Surprising Things About Visiting Japan


Every country has its own unique qualities. That's what makes traveling so much fun after all. Japan is no exception. In fact, it may be one of the most curious places you'll visit. You may have seen or read about Japan’s crowds, unique fashion trends or quirky phallic festivals, but oftentimes the most surprising experiences come from everyday life, customs, habits, or rules. The best way to not get overwhelmed is learning about them beforehand. We spoke with a group of people of different nationalities who recently visited Japan to hear their experiences directly. So, let's dive in and take a look at 21 of the most shocking and surprising things about visiting Japan!

[MOVIE] Sightseeing Taxi: Tour Tokyo the Easy Way!

Odaiba Adventure Activities

Tokyo is not always an easy city to visit, especially for first-timers. Even if the transportation system is known to be one of the best in the world, it usually takes some time to get used to it. And for those who already have a car license, driving in a foreign country can be a stressful experience. To make things smoother for travelers, I highly recommend a private car and a driver for a few hours, or a couple of days, and do sightseeing at your own pace.

Japan Ski Trip: 10 Recommended Ski Resorts in Tohoku that Tourists Love!

Joetsu, Uonuma And Yuzawa Winter

Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, are some of the most enjoyable winter activities in the Tohoku Region of northern Japan. Here we will introduce our top 10 recommended ski resorts for foreign tourists, including those with shuttle buses directly to the station, those with nearby sightseeing attractions, and especially, those with staff who are able to speak other languages.

Kyoto Dining Guide: Ichi no Hunairi – Unique, Beautiful Kyoto-style Chinese cuisine along the Takase River

kyoto Suburbs Other Chinese Food

Ichi no Hunairi sits near a historical site which was once the dock for Takase boats. This is reflected in the name of the famous Kyoto-style Chinese restaurant, Ichi no Hunairi, where Chef Gi Yoshiyuki, who is certified as one of the finest chefs of Chinese cuisine, creates his Kyoto-style dishes. His Kyoto-style Chinese dishes, which are not only pleasing to the eye but also incorporate the belief of Ishoku Dogen (medicine and food have the same origin), are popular not only with local residents but tourists as well, so we decided to do an article on it!

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan


The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first may have appeared to you as quirky, or hard to understand. We’ve asked several visitors to Japan to share some of their experiences, and these 8 things were commonly shared! This guide will certainly help you a lot, but if you’re the adventurous type, and like to discover things by experiencing them on your own skin, fear not. In fact there’s always something else that no one has thought about. These are just a few of the many things you’ll find useful!

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