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…]

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…]

8 Recommended Oden You Should Try in Japan!

8 Recommended Oden You Should Try in Japan!

Oden is a Japanese hotpot perfect for the wintry months. Oden is a traditional snack which is basically cooked by simmering fish cakes, tofu and veggies in a dashi stock. Oden can be found all over Japan- in convenience stores, in specialty restaurants and in Yatais or outdoor stalls. Den is from Dengaku – a word that referred to tofu on skewers. The “o” honors the dish, thus Oden.Here are some of popular and favorite oden ingredients.[Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Sukiyaki in Japan

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Sukiyaki in Japan

Although “Sukiyaki” song has become popular all over the world for ages, it might not be as well known how to enjoy it. Sukiyaki is considered rather a rich meal and often served at a special occasion. Here are some tips on how to enjoy eating sukiyaki. Bon Appétit![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…]