JAPANESE TRADITION

FLOWERING OF SAKURA - THE MAGIC OF JAPAN SPRING
Spring in Japan can only mean one thing: sakura blossom. Located between long, brutal winter months and humid hot summer, spring is the most popular time of year for tourism…

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10 BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS OF JAPAN, SUITABLE FOR AUTUMN TRIPS
Waterfalls are considered to be one of the most fascinating phenomena on earth, as well as an integral part of nature. They are so modifying the surrounding space that even…

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JAPAN'S BEST SKI RESORTS
In Japan, there are hundreds of different ski resorts, providing a great opportunity to ride on the virgin snow. They mainly focus on Hokkaido and Honshu. Most of them are…

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ON THE PECULIARITIES OF JAPANESE AUTOMATIC MACHINES WITH DRINKS

There are a lot of legends about Japanese vending machines. And indeed, you can buy almost everything. From batteries and tickets to apple slices and bread in cans. But today we will talk about a more familiar machine with drinks.

Europeans are used to expect from him a standard set of soda and a bag of apple juice. This may be true, but not in Japan, where, on average, there is one such machine for 23 people. Continue reading

THESE COMPLEX-COMPLEX STICKS

The Japanese love the rules of etiquette. And the rules of lunch etiquette especially. It would seem that coping with chopsticks is not at all difficult. And Japanese restaurants are literally everywhere. But in fact, in Japan, a whole system of secret prohibitions and taboos has been developed, which it is strictly forbidden to violate in a decent society. Everyone even has a special name. List all difficult, so for you – a dozen of the most important nominations. Continue reading

ONSEN: FEATURES OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATTLES

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

SUMMER IN JAPAN

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

ONSEN: FEATURES OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BATTLES
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…

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FAMILY PAINTING PLACE IN KUROBE GORGE
Kurobe Gorge can be viewed during a two or day trip from Tokyo or Osaka. The gorge is a secluded scenic spot. Tourists will be able to admire the autumn…

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TOP-4 PLACES WHERE TO GO IN THE WINTER
Four places in Japan that will remind you of winter wonderland! OTARU New Year's holiday in Japan can be truly fabulous if you decide to visit the picturesque port city…

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ART HAS TRANSFORMED A FAR JAPAN ISLAND
Art can enlighten, confer, challenge, provoke. Sometimes it can transform a whole community. A clear illustration of this statement is the 5.5 square-mile island of Naoshima, located in the Inland…

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