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Top 5 Things To Do In Tokamachi: Japan’s Hidden Kimono City in Niigata Prefecture

When the word “kimono” comes up in conversation, many will immediately think of Japan and more specifically, Kyoto. And if that person knows alot about Japan, they may even know about Kanazawa as a huge kimono city. But very few people know that To

Confectionery, Fuji Cycling and a Digital Assistant Wife : This Week in Japan

19% increase on Japanese Food purchases by International tourists Alright guys, chill on those sake-flavoured Kit Kats because too many of you guys are dropping some mad paper on these Japanese snacks. According to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestr

Pikachu Outbreak : This Week in Japan

1. Pikachu Outbreak You were warned, and we hope you listened when we told you to hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wives again this year because the annual Pikachu Outbreak occurred this year in Japan! And, with rumors of an Eevee epidemic parade&hellip

Sailor Moon Themed Yukatas: This Week in Japan

Sailor Moon Themed Yukatas In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you… for looking devilishly stunning in these Sailor Moon themed Yukatas! Kimono-maker Kyoto Marubeni is coming in to save us from the heat this summer by releasing the most beautiful Sailor

Beach in Fukushima Reopens After 8 Years: This Week in Japan

Fukushima beach reopens after 8 years After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan, Haragamaobama beach in the Fukushima Prefecture has finally reopened to the public. Like Haragamaobama, several other beaches were ravaged by

Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan

 Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only visit this area for their amazing onsen (hot spring) culture, there is a lot more to this prefecture

Wearing a Kimono

Kimono's are worn for big Japanese traditional and cultural events. While I was in Ashikaga I saw some mothers wearing them for their children's opening ceremonies for the start of the school year in the Spring. I also saw Japanese travelers wearing Kimonos ar

Ashikaga's Majestic Wisterias

Landscape out from a story book, a fairytale scenery  come to life…Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is a magnificent place to witness the airy purple, mauve and delicate Fuji.Wisteria is called Fuji in Japanese and holds prevalence in Japanese tradit

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo is massive. The most massive city I've ever seen/been in. Bangkok (my current home) is also big, but not as densely populated with buildings and people and modern technology. I always knew Tokyo was big, but you never really know how big something is unt

Tokyo Dome & Yomiuri Giants

I love Baseball. I am from Washington State, and often go to Seattle Mariners games. I COULD NOT miss my opportunity to see the wonderful treasure that is Japanese Baseball. In Japan, Baseball is one of the biggest sports, I would say that the Japanese like/pa

Tochigi-ken, Ashikaga-shi

Over the Songkran Festival (the Thai New Year Holiday) I took the break from school to go visit some of my family in Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan. This prefecture is located about two hours north of Tokyo. The area is known mostly for the Ashikaga Flower P

Cookie Time - Where Japan and New Zealand Meet!

A few minutes’ walk from Harajuku station, take a left before the Takeshita Street sign, and you’ll find the popular Cookie Time Cookie Bar. Brought over from New Zealand in early 2014, the Cookie Time Cookie Bar has been a hotspot for natives, foreigners and

18 Kinds of Japanese Ice Cream

The first Japanese people to try ice cream were likely the Samurai who visited America in 1860. According to American news stories from the time, they liked it.In 1869, Japan produced its first ice cream in Yokohama but at 25 yen per serving it was a luxury th

Sailor Moon X My Melody Candy Palor

Another cute collaboration between Sailor Moon and My Melody , Opening today at The Guest Cafe & Diner at Ikebukuro.The characters are already so cute and with this cafe theme its even cuter and sweeter.I have written a few articles about collaboration at

Pepsi Releases New J-Cola Beverage on 17th April 2018 (Only Available for Japanese Market)

Pepsi is the international well-known cola-flavored carbonated soft drink. It has been manufactured and sold in Japan by Suntory since 1998. Coca-Cola is the biggest competitor and the company has released special edition drinks recently such as Coca-Cola Peac

Kappa (河童) hunting in Kitchen town!

Kappa (河童) hunting in Kitchen town! Original photos taken by me, February 2018Kappabashi street  (かっぱ橋道具街, Kappabashi Dōgugai) is famous for many things, it's basically known as Kitchen Town to the locals. But I think the most fun aspect of the area is it's de

Amazing Top 10 Hand Creams Tested by LDK the Beauty Magazine

Do you have cracked, rough and dry hands? The benefits of using a hand cream is softer hands. The hand cream replenishes lost moisture and prevent dryness of hands. Many hand creams contain natural ingredients such as beauty extract, whitening formula, coenzym

My most recommended things to do in Hiroshima

When in Hiroshima, you will find yourself drifting away from the modern world to dive into history of the wars. World War II has proved to be the most destructive war so far and initiated a fear of an energy that knows no mercy for any kind of life in nature w