January, 2017

Tuna King: the 6-time Winner of Annual Tsukiji Tu ...

Kiyoshi Kimura, nicknamed tuna king, placed an astonishing 74.2 million yen bid (around 636,000 USD) for a 212 kg tuna at this year’s Hatsuseri, the first tuna auction held in Tsukiji Market on 5 January every year. What else has he done to earn his kingdom? Find out more about his reign here at Japan.com! … Continued
January, 2017

4 Steps for an Economical Driving Trip in Central ...

Attention, driving tourists! If you wish to drive instead of taking public transport during your trip to central Japan, Central Nippon Expressway Pass (CEP) may be an attractive system for you. CEP reaches Tokyo Metropolitan areas and 11 prefectures in central Japan including Nagoya, providing you with unlimited access to expressways at a reasonable price. … Continued
December, 2016

Omamori: 3 Essentials when Buying Japanese Amulets

For those unfamiliar with the term, “omamori” (literally “protection”) are amulets sold in shrines and temples throughout Japan, which locals usually buy one at the beginning of a new year. Omamoris are believed to be a part of the shrines and temples’ gods. Thus, they supposedly grant people with “protective powers”. While their effectiveness compared … Continued
December, 2016

3 of Tokyo’s Best Universities and Requirem ...

Ever thought about studying abroad in Tokyo? It is actually not as extreme as some of you may believe, and you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture by taking up a hobby or learning its history while enjoying a fruitful university life. In the QS World Universities ranking 2016, 7 of Tokyo’s schools made it into … Continued
December, 2016

3 Reasons For Joining the Ishigaki Marathon in Ok ...

Scheduled for January 22, 2017, Ishigaki Marathon will take place in Okinawa, with tourists and locals alike gathering to enjoy the sport while admiring nature views. If you are into a more energetic way to experience Japan before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, check out why Ishigaki Marathon might just be the event you are … Continued
December, 2016

3 Activities People Cannot Miss at the Disney Fro ...

Do you want to build a snowman? Starting from January 2017, Tokyo Disneyland shall be hosting special event “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy”. It features parades and live musical performances by the princesses from the Disney blockbuster “Frozen”. What are 3 activities you cannot just “let it go”? Find out with us here at Japan.com! … Continued
December, 2016

4 Interesting Customs of Japanese New Year

What interesting customs do Japanese have to celebrate New Year? Japan.com has collected 4 traditions about Japanese New Year which is around the corner. If you are travelling to Japan in early to mid-January, check out how you can be a part of the grand celebration, have a happy new year in Japan, and share … Continued
December, 2016

3 Tokyo Landmark Attractions that Will be Gone in ...

As 2016 draws to a close, 3 renowned Tokyo landmarks and attractions are approaching the end of their service. The Chuo, Odaiba and Ginza landscape will never be the same again. How should tourists, fans and travellers say their goodbyes? Japan.com has the perfect answer for you! 1. DiverCity Tokyo Life-sized Gundam and Gundam Front … Continued
November, 2016

3 Tsukiji Relocation Must Knows (and 4 How-tos fo ...

As most Japanophiles and foodies know, the world’s largest fish market Tsukiji Market (inner market) is in the midst of a relocation. The Tsukiji Outer Market shall remain, with a new seafood based shopping centre constructed: Tsukiji Uogashi! Unfortunately (or fortunately for foodies?), environmental concerns have delayed Tsukiji’s relocation. So, how is the relocation going? … Continued
November, 2016

3 New or Seasonal Foods Foodies Must Try in Novem ...

Attention foodies travelling to Japan! Besides the typical delicacies, ever wondered what Japan’s trendiest food products are? What about new food releases that you can bring home? Well, Japan.com has got you covered! We have selected 3 brand new food launches for you to check out: one for you to eat at your hotel, one … Continued
November, 2016

3 Reasons Why Chionin Temple is a Must See Sight ...

Having covered Christmas festivities in faraway Tokyo Midtown and nearby Osaka Aquarium here at Japan.com, it’s time we switch over to the traditional for New Year’s Eve by recommending the Chionin Temple in Kyoto. Not only is Kyoto perfect for experiencing Japanese culture, the Chionin Temple is the heart of religious celebrations around New Years! … Continued
November, 2016

3 Sights Ensuring Osaka Aquarium is a Must See du ...

Christmas traditions in Japan can be hard to maintain, unless of course KFC Christmas dinners are your sort of thing. So, why not start your own with the amazing Christmas-themed performances at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan? After all, this aquarium along with the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium are two best aquariums in Japan. So without further … Continued
November, 2016

4 Things You Must Know When Staying at a Japanese ...

Renewed Japanese emphasis on tourism may finally loosen regulations for Airbnb styled apartment sharing private stay accommodations (minpaku in Japanese), giving more options to travellers all over Japan. This came about with the official forecast that annual visitors shall reach a historic high of 24 million in 2016, with the goal of achieving 40 million … Continued
November, 2016

4 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss the Tokyo Midtown C ...

Travellers may ask: what should you do when you spend Christmas in Japan? You can definitely opt for a traditional Japanese KFC dinner (that’s right, KFC is a Japanese Christmas tradition). But you can have KFC anytime of year in almost every country in the world. Tokyo.com thinks the far better event to check out … Continued
November, 2016

8 Tokyo Sights Featured in the Anime “Your Name”

For those unfamiliar with the film, Your Name (君の名は。 / Kimi no Na wa) was a feature-length Japanese anime written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Featuring fantasy elements from body-swap to time travel, the tale follows protagonists Mitsuha and Taki who work together to prevent a major disaster. Tokyo was one of the film’s two … Continued
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