7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Japanese New Year!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Japanese New Year!

Are you going to stay in our country Japan in December or January? If so, you should enjoy Japanese New Year! New Year’s holiday “Oshougatsu” is a time for us to meet our friends and relatives and to enjoy seasonal foods. During the holiday we have traditional events and customs you may be interested in. I will tell you how and where you can enjoy Japanese New Year.[Continue Reading…]

6 Interesting Tips to Enjoy “Setsubun”!

6 Interesting Tips to Enjoy “Setsubun”!

“Setsubun” is one of Japanese festival that most Western people don’t know what it is about. If you start living in Japan or visit there during February, it would be interesting to know what this festival is about, so that you can participate. Today I will tell you all about “Setsubun” and how you can enjoy it![Continue Reading…]

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Hanabi Like Japanese People!

6 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Like Japanese People!

I’m a Japanese girl and Hanabi fun! Today I’m going to tell you some tips to enjoy Hanabi in Japan. Do you know what Hanabi is? Hanabi means fireworks in Japan and we enjoy Hanabi festivals produced by the regional groups and pyrotechnists called “Hanabi-shi”. If you ask any Japanese people “How should I enjoy summer in Japan?”, I’m sure most of them say “You must go to Hanabi Festival!“ Hanabi events are usually held during in summer from July to August. Now let’s check some tips for enjoying Hanabi together!![Continue Reading…]

7 Interesting Features About Weather in Tokyo!

7 Interesting Features About Weather in Tokyo

In considering Tokyo weather, the first thing one observes is just how seasonal it is, so it makes sense to me to discuss our varied weather patterns as they occur, season by season. Many years ago, I proudly asserted to my high school English teacher, as so many Japanese do, that Japan had four seasons. Naturally, she laughed at me. “Most countries away from the equator do!” she replied, much to my surprise and embarrassment. “In fact, Japan has six seasons” she continued. She was joking, of course, but when we think about Tokyo’s weather through the year, the idea of six seasons makes a kind of sense. Here then are her six Tokyo weather seasons. [Continue Reading…]

7 Unique Features of Japanese Snow!

7 Unique Features of Japanese Snow!

Although it also snows in other countries, many foreigners come to Japan to spend and enjoy winter. Most of these visitors, of course, love to do snow-related activites and here are 7 unique reasins why many fall in love with the quality of the Japanese snow.[Continue Reading…]

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

Do you know how to enjoy summer in Japan? Japan can be very humid in summer and compared to other countries, it might be a little bit difficult to spend time in Japan during summer. However, the climate is different depending on the region and the place Hokkaido where summer is breezy could be a good example.In places like Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, people take careful measures to avoid suffering heatstroke. [Continue Reading…]