Japanese Manners For Travel To Japan!

As more and more foreigners travel to Japan, it has become increasingly important for everyone to understand Japanese manners and etiquette. Whenever I travel to Japan, I see many foreigners committing the same etiquette mistakes—mainly because they just don’t know that what they are doing is rude or disrespectful. So my goal is to provide…

88-Stop Anime Pilgrimage In Japan!

The Anime Tourism Association has just announced that more than 80 cities, towns, and wards have been selected for the “Anime Tourism 88-Stop Pilgrimage.” The locations will contain places that were shown-in or inspired scenes in various different anime. The 88-Anime Pilgrimage is based on the the Shikoku Henro–the 88-Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage. Some of the…

Japan Gets 3rd Place In Air Guitar!

It looks like one of the cool ways to play some air guitar is while wearing your Sumo gear or Samurai armor. At least this is what Shota Monden–better known as “Show-Show”–did at the Air Guitar World Championships. His amazing routines earned him 3rd place, and he definital had fun doing it. Checkout his routines…

Tokushima “Awa Odori” Festival!

If you like to dance, then head over to Tokushima for the annual “Awa Odori” Festival! Over 1.2 Million performers and spectators will be in Tokushima, Japan over the next few days to take part in one of Japan’s largest dance festivals! “Awa Odori” is part of the Obon festival in Tokushima, and originates from…

Panda Train In Japan!

If you love those cute, cuddly pandas at the zoo, then you will want to ride the new Panda Express Train in Japan! The Kuroshio Limited Express has been converted into a giant panda! The train connects Kyoto, Osaka, and southern Wakayama Prefecture, and began running on August 5th. And as soon as you step…

Shibuya Bon-Odori Dance Festival!

The first-ever Shibuya Bon-Odori Dance Festival was held yesterday  at the famous Shibuya Crossing. And it was amazing! The Bon-Odori Dance is one of the events that are a part of Obon, the Japanese festival to honor the spirits of ancestors. People all over Japan travel back to their homes to visit and clean their…