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 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…]

7 Tips for Finding and Experiencing Matsuri!

7 Tips for Finding and Experiencing Matsuri!

The Japanese word ‘matsuri’ is usually translated as ‘festival’ in English, though ‘celebration’ is a better sense of what matsuri mean to Japanese people. Many Japanese ‘festivals’ have roots in Chinese culture and were based on the Chinese lunar calendar. As Japan’s distinct culture evolved over the centuries, most of these old festivals took on their own unique character and eventually became set on dates according to the Gregorian calendar. [Continue Reading…]