Sanno Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Tokyo and in Japan. It is a biannual festival that happens alternately with Kanda Matsuri. Check out this article for more information on Sanno Matsuri!
A nice way to enjoy Japan in June is by going to the Hokkaido Shrine Festival in Sapporo. You'll see an amazing procession of portable shrines, you'll hear traditional and modern music, you'll have the chance to try out some of the best festival foods there is, and you'll see plenty of people dressed in traditional summer kimonos!
Kick off the Japanese summer season with one of the most interesting dance festivals in Japan: the Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival! Dances are a modern adaptation of the traditional Awa Odori and the moves mimic fishermen hauling their catch. How awesome is that!
From April 6th, for a limited time, Mister Donut has teamed up with a famous matcha store to offer 9 different kinds of premium matcha donuts and drinks! Here are the must-try menu items of this matcha bonanza.
From April 12th, Starbucks Japan will be releasing its new limited-time frappuccino to kick off the summer season. The new drink made with everything strawberry is called the "Strawberry Very Much Frappuccino". A special Starbucks' strawberry greenhouse will be set up in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
One of Tokyo's most interesting traditional festival has to be the Sanja Matsuri. It is held annually in May on the grounds of the Sensoji Temple. You'll see beautiful ornated floats, geishas, and even shirtless yakuzas!
If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!
Coisof, a delicious ice cream shop which specializes in super rich soft-serve ice cream is right on Takeshita Street in Harajuku. There is a new product now available, the "Strawberry coi Shake", which is available from April 14, 2018! To celebrate the launch, if you purchase a "Coi shake" and a "coi soft" at the same time, you will get a mega topping for a limited time.
Conrad Osaka has a new strawberry-themed all-you-can-eat sweets buffet! Only until May 6th, 2018.
Tokyo Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration held in Tokyo from April 28th to May 6th. The goal of the event is to promote a society where people feel free to be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Let's have a fun pride week!
Matcha Cafe Maiko an award-winning matcha ice cream store from Honolulu will open a stand in Yurakucho, Tokyo! You can also try the luxurious matcha ice cream cone with a gold leaf.
Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.
Earth Day in Tokyo is a joyful celebration held annually in April in Yoyogi Park. Go to learn about environmental causes, have unusual festival food and drinks, listen to live music, and enjoy an overall great vibe!
From March 15, 2018, Starbucks Japan will be releasing a new white coffee Frappuccino and a white coffee mousse foam latte. It calls it a "New Starbucks coffee journey".
The idea of a penis festival may sound ludicrous, but actually, it's a Shinto religious tradition many Japanese folks take seriously. So there's a solemn aspect to it, but you can also have fun there! Here's how to enjoy it.
Essential information about Osaka's most popular Sumo event. Includes dates, how to buy tickets, and arena location.
If you love anime and if you're into cosplay, this event should really be on your bucket list. Here's the essential information on Tokyo's biggest anime event.
The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination festival held in March in is one of the most magical events the capital has to offer in the spring. Here is a guide on things to do to fully enjoy the festival.
There's a new American Scone at Starbucks Japan that will definitely fulfill your caramel cravings. Here's all you need to know about this new dessert.