japaneseculture

May 16, 2019

Ainu Cultural Experiences in Hokkaido No ratings yet.

Ainu are indigenous people living on the island of Hokkaido for so many years. Their language and traditions are completely different than other Japanese people.
May 14, 2019

What I Learned After Visiting Japan No ratings yet.

Need some insight on what you need to know about Japan? Read this article to find out some of the lessons learned by one of our writers.
March 21, 2019

March for Girls! Hinamatsuri Doll Festival No ratings yet.

Hinamatsuri is a festival dedicated to daughters in which the parents will wish for good things such as health and happiness. It is also known as Girls Day or Doll Festival.
November 30, 2018

Not Just Lake Biwa: Popular Places to Visit in Shiga Prefecture No ratings yet.

Let's get to know some Shiga attractions you can visit along with Lake Biwa.
October 19, 2018

9 Things to Know When Eating Out in Japan No ratings yet.

Knowing some of these customs can help reduce chances of restaurant faux pas and make your dining experience more pleasant.
September 25, 2018

13 Common Faux Pas Tourists Make in Japan (Part 2) No ratings yet.

A little understanding of the basics can go a long way, as not only it can help avoiding unnecessary offence or embarrassment.
September 19, 2018

13 Common Faux Pas Tourists Make in Japan (Part 1) No ratings yet.

The country’s manners and customs can make many tourists, especially those visiting for the first time, feel overwhelmed and even experiencing culture shock.
August 27, 2018

Visiting the Osaka Housing and Living Museum No ratings yet.

This interesting museum not only lets you glimpse at the cultural aspect of Osaka in the Edo period, but it takes you on an actual journey though the streets of old Osaka from the 1800’s.
June 12, 2018

Obon: A Festival For The Dead And The Living No ratings yet.

Obon お盆 is an annual Buddhist festival in Japan celebrated in honor of one's ancestors.