The 15th day in the 8th month of the lunar calendar (between mid-September and mid-October of the modern calendar) is called the 15th Night (Juugoya) in Japanese, and is said to have the most beautiful full moon of the year. It is well-known as a great time to enjoy some moon-watching.
Japan is surrounded by water. This makes it possible for unique customs to develop. ""Why's everyone doing this?"" ""We don't do this back in my country!""
We're going to show you some customs and habits of Japanese people that foreigners visiting Japan found kind of strange.
Amusement parks were the best when we were little!
The oldest park in Japan is located in Asakusa.
It's called the Asakusa Hanayashiki, or Flower Garden.
It's a little ways
from Asakusa Station beyond Sensoji Temple.
A deep-sea fish is one that lives 200m below the surface of the ocean. Most have evolved peculiar looks in order to protect themselves from the extreme water pressures at that depth. These creepy deep-sea critters are extremely popular in Japan lately, despite their looks! Here, we'll present some of the more popular spooky deep-sea fish with some nice illustrations!
Japan's largest interactive character and hobby culture entertainment event, C3AFA TOKYO, will be held next week on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 at Makuhari Messe! What does this event entail?! Let's take a peek into the future!
Classic places that emanate Japanese culture--temples and shrines. While the ambience at both of these spots is relatively similar, did you know that their buildings are completely different? Knowing the differences should make your travels that much more fun!