In Japan, culturally, it is believed that a kami (deity or spirit) resides in mountains, oceans and all things related to nature. It is also believed that Toshigami (a Shinto deity of the new year) is present during the first sunrise of each year. Worshipping the first sunrise is equivalent to praying for the harvest and happiness for the entire year. Therefore, many people will try to see the sunrise in the most beautiful and scenic locations around Japan.
Japan was named the “Destination of the Year” (2018) by Travel + Leisure, and was sited as the “Best Place to Travel” in a video by Insider. The staggering growth of visitors has grown over 500 percent since 2003 with …
10 Beautiful Japanese castles that you have to see when you visit Japan.
Do you want to see the autumn foliage in Tokyo? Here are the top 10 spots and the dates to see autumn colors (koyo) in Tokyo! The dates listed are projected based on the best viewing on average from the last few years.
Geisha, also known as geiko, are iconic to Japan. Although they have been around since the Edo period, some 400 years ago, geisha are still as mysterious and alluring to locals and foreigners alike to this day.
The kimono (きもの) is a traditional garment that literally means the “thing to wear” in Japanese. Kimono are worn by women, men and children, sometimes daily or on special occasions.
Come join well-known award-winning bento artist and JSIA-certified instructor, Shirley Wong @littlemissbento, and make these cute deco-sushi characters!