Sakura

Cherry Blossom Season Arrived in Tokyo

Cherry blossom or Sakura season came. Now is just the season as first cherry blossom bloomed on 21th March in…

Yokai

What does Yokai mean?

Have you ever heard of Yokai or Youkai? I think it became popular in recent years. Why? I explain all…

Setsubun

Setsubun and Major Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Setsubun is the season to throw soybeans at the person who plays a role of demon. I remember the person…

Flowering Crabapple Tree

Meaning of Omotenashi

Omotenashi is Japanese. This is one of the Japanese words which can not be translated into English in one word….

Girl in Kimono on New Year Oshougatsu

New Year Holiday Oshougatsu

New Year is called Oshougatsu in Japanese. Most companies are closed, except for some retail stores, hospitals, etc. until 3rd…

Sensouji in Asakusa

Hatsumode New Year Celebration in Tokyo – Visited 5 popular shrines

Happy New Year!! Thank you very much for reading my article! This 2017, on 3 January, I visited 5 popular…

Moon of Omisoka

New Year’s Eve Omisoka in Japan

New Year’s eve is called Omisoka in Japan. After Christmas to Omisoka, people get busy for preparing New Year. What…

Omochi

How to make Japanese Rice Cakes

Winter is the season of people enjoy mochi in Japan. There are many types of mochi from salty mochi to…

Soba

What are Soba Noodles

Contents 1. Long history of Soba Noodles 2. Soba we know today started in Edo period 3. Soba is Lucky…

Maenohara Onsen Sayo-no-Yudokoro

Top 3 Japanese Onsen or Hot Spring in Tokyo

Contents 1. There are Hot Springs in Tokyo, too 2. Recommendable Top 3 Onsen in Tokyo   2.1. Maenohara Onsen Saya-no-yudokoro…

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