Tag: culture

A mother and a daughter laughing at a bar in the spirit of Mother's Day and gift baskets for Mom.

Gift Baskets for Mom: Best Traditional Japanese Edition!

When making gift baskets for Mom, especially on Mother’s Day, common gifts include fruit baskets, a day brunch, and even a home spa day! But if your special someone wants a unique gift this May, why not give her a traditional Japanese gift?

A brilliantly pink cherry blossom tree on a hill in Shizuoka.

Shizuoka: The Best Sakura Viewing Spots

If you want to make the most of spring, you’re in the right place! The sakura trees in Shizuoka prefecture are famous for blooming earlier than usual. 

Osaka: A City Rich in History and Culture

With a history spanning centuries, Osaka has cemented its place as a beacon of culture and heritage. As the third-largest city in Japan, it stands as a testament to the country’s unwavering spirit of innovation and creativity.

A lush waterfall in a Kumamoto forest.

Kumamoto Spring: Wonderful Castles and Cherry Blossoms

Kumamoto Prefecture is a beautiful and historical destination in the Kyushu region of Japan. Because of its stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, and fascinating history, Kumamoto is popular with tourists.

Two women in kimono walking down the street among cherry blossoms. There are many sakura words related to this vocabulary workshop.

Vocabulary Workshop: Best Words for Cherry Blossoms!

In Japan, the cherry blossom tree and its flowers signify spring. These blossoms bring luck and love but also reflect the reminder of life’s fragility due to their brief bloom. Their influence is everywhere, especially in the Japanese language.

A tall, red and gold pagoda in Tochigi, a nature wonder.

Natural Wonder Best Highlights: Tochigi Prefecture

The natural wonder is present throughout Tochigi Prefecture. This makes it a favorite destination for many outdoor enthusiasts and worldwide tourists. Significantly, the mountainous northern region of Tochigi is famous in Japan.

A picture of a crested ibis with spread pink and white wings. In the water among green trees. It's native to Niigata, Japan.

Niigata, Japan: The Best Five Magnificent Birds

Niigata Prefecture is famous for incredible natural spots such as mountains and rice fields. Being blessed with natural sceneries, Niigata is also a motherland to many beautiful bird species.