Perhaps someone remembers an old Japanese Railway advertising poster. Unlike conventional advertising, the slogan here was much more powerful than an attractive picture. Three simple words: Nikko is Nippon (Japan). They tapped the rhythm in the heads of many people as they walked along the station and hurried off somewhere. Nikko is Japan. So what does this mean? Continue reading
For many who come to Japan, both for Europeans and for the inhabitants of Asia, onsen is an unfamiliar territory, and people prefer to bypass it. The combination of local etiquette, the fact that complete nudity is meant (sometimes even in the presence of people of the opposite sex), as well as a much higher temperature of the water than happens mainly in the hydromassage baths we are used to – forcing travelers visiting Japan for the first time ignore onsenes, avoiding such experiences. Continue reading
The present summer in Japan begins in July and lasts through August. This article contains useful information about the weather and tourist activities for those who are planning a summer trip to Japan.
Summer in Japan is inseparably connected with certain images arising in the imagination: white clouds floating across the blue sky, chirping cicadas, people in a yukata fanning themselves, and fireworks. Continue reading