5 Reasons to Love Autumn in and Around Tokyo

5 Reasons to Love Autumn in and Around Tokyo

Autumn is a wonderful season to visit Japan. Temperatures have cooled and the season is full of pleasant sunny days and mild yet invigorating nights….

New Year’s in Japan

New Year’s in Japan

Traveling to Japan during New Year’s is a great chance to capture a rare glimpse into the modernization of traditional Japanese culture. It is a…

The World Cosplay Summit in NAGOYA – a Different Kind of Festival

The World Cosplay Summit in NAGOYA – a Different Kind of Festival

The summer of 2013 welcomed the 11th installation of the World Cosplay Summit held in Nagoya, Japan. With its inception in 2003, the WCS is…

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

Festival of Color: The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

The Nebuta Matsuri is a breathtaking and unique festival celebrated in the northern prefecture of Aomori. Held once a year, it features gorgeous, vivid floats…

5 Favorite Obon Festivals

5 Favorite Obon Festivals

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that…

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival

The Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Fire Flowers over Eastern Tokyo No summertime spent in Japan, as either resident or tourist, is complete without taking in at least one of the…