8 Recommended Spots to Enjoy Christmas in Japan!

8 Recommended Spots to Enjoy Christmas in Japan!

Only around 1% of Japan’s population are Christians, so Christmas is not a holiday in Japan. Consequently, you might think that Christmas in Japan is a very low key affair, but you’d be wrong! In fact, it’s a bonanza for the retail industry, offering glitter and spectacle to equal anything seen on Western high streets. [Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

8 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Japan!

Halloween in Japan is a major commercial event, drawing on some, but not all, of the modern traditions that arose in late 19th Century America. It’s been gaining popularity for as long as I remember but, as you’ll see, we do it rather differently here![Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Sapporo!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Sapporo!

Sapporo is one of Japan’s newest cities, capital to the Hokkaido Prefecture and is the 4th largest Japanese city in terms of population. Well known for having hosted the 1972 Olympics and for its Snow Festival or Yuki Matsuri which is visited by millions of tourists, prospective visitors may want to consider these tips:[Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Music Festivals You Should Go in Japan!

7 Recommended Music Festivals You Should Go in Japan!

From grunge to heavy metal, blues to folk, Brit to Indie, Japan music festivals have it all. Japan hosts many musical events, including international festivals yearly. A curious foreigner might want to visit at least one of our 7 Japan music festival events.[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

8 Useful Tips to Enjoy Skiing in Japan!

Skiing in Japan is a popular leisure and sporting activity. Hakuba for instance was a venue for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. For those who want to ski in Japan, take note that it is also awesome to explore the rest of the country’s many scenic places. Here are some things that you might find useful knowing when skiing in Japan:[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Summer Festivals You Should go in Japan!

8 Recommended Summer Festivals You Should go in Japan!

Japan is a country that lives for its festivals, at any time of year! Barely a week goes by without at least one festival, or matsuri as we know them, occurring somewhere in the country. But it’s at our summer festivals where we really let our hair down and get out in the streets and at the temples. This is a short guide to [Continue Reading…]