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CULTURE

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

If there's one thing that Tokyo doesn't lack it's drinking establishments. From tiny watering holes to exclusive cocktail bars, n...

Why Is It so Expensive? Japanese Luxury Fruit Culture Explained

Japanese Luxury Fruit Culture Explained

One of the first times I visited Japan, I remember walking inside a sumptuous mall of marble and stone lin...

Setouchi Triennale 2019: Which Artworks Should You Visit?

Setouchi Triennale 2019: Which Artworks Should You Visit?

The Setouchi Triennale (Setouchi International Art Festival) is the largest art event in Japan and is h...

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

If you're looking for places to visit in Japan other than the 'classic' destinations of To...

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Japanese summers wouldn't be the same without fireworks or hanabi (literally "flower fires...

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Theater-Style Restaurant Suigian in Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi. The place that is now a bustling business district used to be the core of Tokyo’s shit...

Only Once a Year! See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto

See the Red Gates Lit up by Lanterns at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Summer in Japan is known for the many festivals and firework displays all over the country. This time we&...

Amazing Digital Art Museum 'teamLab Borderless' Opens in Tokyo!

Amazing Digital Art Museum 'teamLab Borderless' Opens in Tokyo!

'teamLab', a well-known creative group that combines art with technology, has inaugurated t...

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Yakatabune, Cruising Tokyo on a Traditional Japanese Boat

Lavishly decorated boats, used to entertain guests by rich merchants and nobles were all the rage back i...

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Winter is right around the corner and the weather is starting to get colder. In Japan, this means it'...

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Experience a Seasonal Tradition! A Guide to Tori No Ichi in Tokyo

Nothing announces the coming of the end of the year like Tori no Ichi. This fair is held two or three times e...