When September dawns in Japan, what typically comes to mind? Perhaps the sweltering heat or the subtle embrace of autumn’s arrival. Yet, would you believe it includes a nationwide sumo wrestling showdown, captivating natural landscapes, and vibrant Matsuri festivals? This September, an array of exceptional events awaits, and we’re here to guide you through the top 8 unforgettable experiences taking … Read More
Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) is a highly celebrated holiday season in Japan known for its bustling atmosphere and lively festivities. This year, by taking just two weekdays off as paid leave, you can extend your Golden Week experience to a full nine days! To help you make the most of this exciting time, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need … Read More
Nagano, Japan is home to a rich cultural heritage, including the beautiful and historic Zenkōji Temple 善光寺. This ancient temple, which dates back to the 7th century, is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world each year. Zenkōji, open to everyone 💕 The temple is located in … Read More
If you’re visiting Japan for sight-seeing and plan on frequently using the public transportation system to get around, then the JR Pass is a great deal! The vast majority of trains in Japan are owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR) Group, and after purchasing a JR pass, you can ride all JR trains and even the Shinkansen! Read … Read More
There are a surprising number of Japanese words that are incredibly literal. The Japanese word “tebukuro” (手袋) is made up of the characters “Te” (Hand) and “Bukuro” (bag) = “hand bag”. It’s the Japanese word for “glove”! That makes sense, considering gloves technically are bags for your hands… Here are 15 other hilariously literal Japanese words that are used quite … Read More
Japan’s Mount Osorezan (恐山) in Aomori Prefecture is ranked along with Koyasan and Hieizan as one of the three most sacred places in the entire country. Today, it known as the site of Bodai-ji Temple, where female mediums called itako are said to be able to communicate with the deceased. Read on to learn all about Japan’s fascinating “fear mountain”.