- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Here's our selection for the best breakfast in Ueno. Our list includes everything from Japanese traditional cafes to popular chains.
Ueno is a great spot for cheap eating and drinking! Here are 5 of the best Japanese-style taverns in that area.
Here are five restaurants and cafes you won't go wrong with, located in or near Yanaka. The shops introduced here are all pretty affordable too (¥2,000 or less).
Aoi Matsuri is one of the most ancient festivals of Kyoto, dating back to the Heinan period (8th century).
Kando Matsuri is one of the great three shrine festivals in Japan dating back to the samurai era. If you are in Japan in May, this is a must-go event!
Shizuoka Prefecture is one of Japan's national treasures for its beautiful nature and traditions in tea-making. It's also the home of the country's most revered mountain: Fuji-san. Shizuoka is not too far from Tokyo, so if you're traveling in Japan, you should definitely consider making Shizuoka an area to explore! Here are some places you must visit in Shizuoka.
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.
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) events 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.
The idea of a penis festival may sound outlandish, but actually, it's a conservative 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.
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!