Travel JAPAN
  • Tokyo Tower: Is There an Eiffel Tower in Japan?

    Tokyo Tower’s design was inspired by the Eiffel Tower. It’s one of the most important and tallest attractions in Tokyo.

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  • Strawberry Picking

    If you travel to Japan, participate in strawberry picking and enjoy a flavorful gastronomic and ecotouristic experience.

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  • Using Chopsticks Properly

    How much do you know about chopsticks’ etiquette in Japan? Enjoy Japanese food/Washoku with these tips from a Japanese foodie.

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  • Choshi Travel

    Too much hustle in Tokyo? Travel to Choshi: you’ll find one-of-a-kind views in its observatory and in the Inubou-Saki lighthouse, and you’ll relax in a Japanese bath.

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  • Best of Sapporo

    Sapporo is an enjoyable and relaxing city where you’ll find ski slopes, tasty food and hot springs!

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  • Black Eggs in Owakudani

    Seeing black eggs for the first time causes a sense of mystery, a bit of curiosity and the desire to try them.

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  • Kinkaku-ji Temple

    The intense shine of the Golden Pavilion reflects on calm waters reminding us why this temple is considered World Heritage.

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  • Japanese Cherry Blossom

    Sakura is like a happy bell that announces the arrival of spring in Japan

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  • The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine of Kamakura

    If you’re planning to go to Japan, add Kamakura and the temple of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu to your must-see attractions.

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  • Dress Up As a Samurai or Geisha

    Dress up like a maiko, geisha or samurai in Kyoto, where you’ll discover the traditional landscape of a typical Japanese city.

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  • Tour to The City of Nara

    Visit Nara, the city where you’ll find one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha, its second tallest pagoda, and hundreds of friendly deer.

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  • The Big Buddha of Kamakura

    The Big Buddha or Daibutsu of Kamakura is a giant bronze statue that’s considered a national treasure in Japan. Visit it with us!

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  • Kanpai!

    In your next trip to Japan, toast like an expert with a tasty cup of sake. Kanpai!

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  • Food Tourism and Health

    In Japan, visit healthy and gourmet restaurants where you can try delicious desserts made with organic vegetables.

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  • Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese-style pancake/crepe. Try the Kansai-style and Hiroshima-style and taste variety!

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  • New Year’s Gourmet Dinner

    Travel to taste New Year’s specialties and ensure success for the following year.

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  • Tsukiji Market

    Enjoy a maritime gastronomic experience at the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo and try a sashimi that will melt in your mouth.

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  • World Breakfast Tour

    There are so many varieties of breakfast in this world! Try them in Japan, Paris and Mexico.

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  • Tokyo SkyTree

    The SkyTree in Tokyo is the world’s tallest tower with 634 meters. Include it in your next trip to Japan.

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  • Mount Fuji World Heritage Site

    Mt. Fuji is a pleasure for your eyes and fun to climb! That’s why it’s a perfect attraction and the inspiration of many painters and poets.

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  • Top 2 Fireworks Festivals in Japan

    Enjoy summer under a glowing sky at the fireworks festivals in Japan!

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  • Multiply your money in the Zeniarai Sanctuary

    Visit the temple of Benzaiten in Kamakura and become a millionaire by taking part in the ritual to the goddess of fortune. We’ll tell you the steps to follow.

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  • Avoid Embarrassing Drops

    Don’t let chopsticks fall on the floor. It’s considered a bad omen.

  • Eat With Style

    Remember that chopsticks are not used to pinch food but to hold it and take it to your mouth.

  • Hold Your Chopsticks Properly

    Hold your chopsticks as far as you can from the tip that touches the food.

  • Have a Mouthful

    Remember that sushi must be eaten whole, so hold it firmly with your chopsticks.

  • Take the Train in Japan

    You can practically get anywhere in Japan by taking the train. Check the routes and ticket costs, or buy a Pass to get a fixed rate.

  • Get a Roaming Package

    Ask your cell phone company about roaming packages in Japan. Also, once at Narita airport you can rent a mobile phone.

  • Avoid Accidents

    Never try ski trails above your level unless you have already practiced enough.

  • Wear Sunblock

    Protect your skin from sun damage because in Winter destinations it can cause more sunburn than at the beach. Also, wear sunglasses.

  • Get the Best View

    In order to get to Owakundani take the cable car. Take pictures on the way because it is from that distance and height that you’ll have the best views of this site.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Black egg bags contain 5 eggs. One bag is enough to enjoy this tasty snack, but buy extra ones and take them as souvenirs.

  • Great Views of Mout Fuji

    When the fog fades, you can find the best views of Mount Fuji from Hakone.

  • Meet Japan's Emperor

    If you want to meet Japan’s emperor, travel to Japan on December 23rd or January 2nd, when he and his family go out in public in order to celebrate his birthday and the New Year.

  • Buy a Safe Travel Amulet

    When you visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Temple in Kamakura, buy a Ryokō-anzen-mamori amulet, which guarantees safe travels. The amulet may be separated into two parts: you should keep one part with you and tie the other part to your luggage.

  • Find Your Style

    In order to choose a special print design for your kimono or katana, take into account that more elaborate drawings are better represented in bigger objects. Choose among flowers, linear forms or even plain designs.

  • Find Your Style

    If you want to buy kimono you can wear on summer days, buy a Yukata; and if you want a semi-formal one, choose a Furisode.

  • Find Your Style

    Choose a short kimono and wear it as a blouse paired with jeans, leggings or a skirt.

  • Visit Yoshikien Garden

    During your trip to Nara, visit Yoshikien, a Japanese attraction that houses three unique gardens: a pond garden, a moss garden, and a tea ceremony garden.

  • Read Rudyard Kipling Before Going to Kamakura

    Before visiting the Buddha of Kamakura, read Kim, a novel by Rudyard Kipling. Several of the verses included in the first chapters of this novel make reference to this Japanese sculpture the author visited on a trip he made in 1892.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Remember that chili pepper is frequently used in Mexican cuisine, so before you order a dish, ask your waiter whether or not it’s spicy.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Try a freshly made corn tortilla filled with avocado, a pinch of salt and a few drops of hot sauce.

  • Beware of Cultural Perspectives!

    When a Mexican says that something is “a little bit spicy” consider that it’s three times as spicy as he says.

  • Eat Without Worries

    There’s Mexican food that’s prepared without chili, so don’t worry if you’re not used to spicy dishes and you’re traveling to this country.

  • Forget About Your Diet

    You mustn’t forget that many Mexican dishes have a high colorie content, so prepare to gain some weight during your trip.

  • Eat Well and Save

    Look for local markets where you can try authentic Mexican food and save.

  • Try Typical Dishes

    Try the typical dishes at each Mexican state. You’ll be fascinated by the diverse flavors and varieties of récipes you’ll find in this country.

  • Choose the Best Hotel Location

    If you plan a visit to Hakone reserve a hotel in Tokyo, which is only 2 hours away from this destination.

  • Plan a Route

    The Tokyo Sky Tree is very close to Asakusa, one of the most popular boroughs in Tokyo. Profit the chance to visit several attractions in one day.

  • Find the Best Views

    From top of the Tokyo Sky Tree you’ll have one of the best panoramic views of the city because you’ll get to see above the skyline, so make the most of your camera.

  • Fill Your Memories with Light

    Prepare your camera and photograph the Tokyo Sky Tree at night, when they light the tower with LED lights in blue and purple shades.

  • How to Pray in a Shinto Temple

    Put your hands together in prayer. Close your eyes and make a wish. Clap twice at a moderate speed and volume. Bow.

  • Historic Chopsticks

    Some documents show that chopsticks were in use 5000 years ago.

  • Japanese Chopsticks vs Chinese Chopsticks

    Chinese chopsticks are somewhat round while Japanese chopsticks usually end in sharp points.

  • Japanese Chopsticks in the Byzantine Empire

    There are documents that show that the Byzantines used chopsticks.

  • Heatproof Chopsticks

    Chopsticks must be manufactured with fire resistant wood.

  • Ski Champions

    The country that has the greatest number of ski stations is Japan, with 547.

  • Skiing Around the World

    Almost 70 countries around the world house at least one ski station.

  • Valley of Hell

    Because it is a sulfurous zone, Hakone is known as the Valley of Hell.

  • A Huge Explosion

    Owakuzawa crater resulted from an explosion that occurred approximately 3000 years ago.

  • Japan's Former Capital

    Kyoto was the capital of Japan for a very long time.

  • Gold Effects

    Gold foil on lacquer covers the upper two levels of Kinkaku.

  • Styles of the Golden Pavilion

    The 1st level of the Golden Pavilion is built in the shinden style of the 11th century imperial aristocracy. The 2nd one is in buke style of the warrior aristocracy. The top level shows the Chinese zenshu-butsuden style.

  • Golden Pavilion’s Icon

    Kinkaku’s main icon is a stone statue of the Buddhist deity Fudo-myo-o. It’s thought to have been made in the 9th century by Kobo-daishi, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism.

  • A Special Garden

    The garden surrounding the Golden Pavilion is listed as a National Special Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

  • A Flower in Full Bloom

    Sakura or Cherry blossom is one of Japan’s symbols. That’s why when in blooms in spring they have a festival and picnic celebration known as Hanami.

  • Lots of Places to Study

    In Tokyo there are over 150 universities.

  • From Sumo to Baseball

    Sumo wrestling is a popular sport in Japan. However, in Tokyo, as in Chicago and Seoul, you’ll find two huge major league baseball stadiums.

  • The Cost of Luck

    Amulets can be bought at different Japanese shrines and temples. Their costs vary between 800 to 1500 yen, depending on how ellaborate their design is.

  • Kaishi Paper

    Whenever a Samurai injured his opponent with a katana, after making the Chiburi movement to shake the blood off they used a type of paper called Kaishi to wipe the blade.

  • Wooden Katana

    A Katana’s wooden replica is called a Bokken. It’s used to keep apprentices from getting injured.

  • Omizutori in Todiji Temple

    Omizutori is a series of events held every March 1st to 14th at Todaiji Temple. These Buddhist rituals have been organized for more than 1250 years and they celebrate the second month of the lunar calendar. During the events, giant torches of up to 8 meters are hung from a balcony, lit and held over the crowd. The burning embers that shower are said to guarantee onlookers a safe year.

  • The Big Buddha of Kamakura in numbers

    In total, the Daibutsu of Kamakura measures more than 43.8 ft. Its faces measures 7 ft. 9 in., while each eye is 3 ft. 3 in. wide and its mouth is 2 ft. 8 in. wide. Its ears are particularly large with a height of 6 ft. 3 in.

  • Spicy but Safe

    Even though habanero chili is very spicy, it’s not hard on your stomach.

  • Cold Souces

    Pico de gallo is a cold “sauce” or topping prepared with diced tomato, onion and Green chili. It’s not very spicy.

  • Sweet and Spicy

    Not everything in Mexican cuisine is spicy.

  • Typical Mexican Dishes

    In each Mexican state you’ll find different and unique typical dishes.

  • Prehispanic Vegans

    Most Prehispanic original recipes are vegetarian.

  • Etiquette in Austria

    In Austria it’s impolite to put your hands under the table while eating.

  • Prehispanic Origins

    Mexican food has a Prehispanic origin, so corn is its main component.

  • True Mexicans

    Chili pepper is a staple product in Mexican gastronomy. They say that a Mexican who doesn’t each chili is not a Mexican.

  • The Perfect Companion

    Corn tortillas are the perfect pair for all Mexican dishes.

  • Mexican Products

    Mexico introduced chocolate, chili and corn to Europe.

  • Giant Tamales

    There’s a Mexican tamal (dish) called zacahuil which weighs approximately 70 kilos. It’s prepared with chicken or pork, ancho, guajillo and morita chili, and it’s wrapped in banana leaves.

  • Sky High Transmissions

    The Tokyo Sky tree is the tallest transmission tower in the world with its 634 meters.

  • Communication Problems

    The Tokyo Sky Tree was built in order to achieve a better transmission because the signal that was transmitted from the previous tower that was 333 meters tall was always obstructed.

  • Sky High Architecture

    The Tokyo Sky Tree is presently the second tallest man-made structure.

  • Japanese Numbers

    Even though Japanese people use Arabic numbers for many things, in your trip you will notice that in most of the small typical restaurants, the prices are written in kanji.