How is Kyoto in winter?Climate and highlights of the area.
Kyoto is one of the most popular areas in Japan, especially among foreign tourists. With its traditi...
Valentine’s Day in Japan
February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Every year around this time in Japan, chocolates for Valentine...
3 traditional Japanese ways of appreciating plum blossom
February in Japan is the season for viewing the plum blossoms. plum blossom is called “Ume(梅)&...
What does “Omiyage” mean in Japanese?
In your country, do you buy local products as souvenirs when you travel? In Japan, there is a cultur...
What to do when you visit a Japanese shrine on New Year’s Day
In Japan, people visit shrines in January to pray for a healthy new year. I went myself, and now I...
What’s the meaning of nengajo? – Japan’s historic New Year’s card
The end of the year is finally upon us! Actually, in Japan, there are “things to do” at ...
What is higanbana? Dignified and fragile bright red flowers.
Do you know the flower called higanbana? This flower originates from China and is characterized by i...
What is Manju in Japanese?
Have you ever heard of a Japanese sweet called manju? Today I’m talking about manjuu! A...