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 locations are the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo and the City … Continue reading 88-Stop Anime Pilgrimage In Japan!
Ramen fans get your chopsticks ready! Ramen Expo USA is coming to Austin, Texas on October 9 and October 10, 2017! Do you own a restaurant? Do you want authentic Japanese ingredients and products? Do you dream about swimming in a pool of ramen? I know I do! Well, if you answered yes to any of these then you need to checkout this event! Ramen … Continue reading Ramen Expo USA 2017!
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 here: So put down your katana and pick-up your air … Continue reading Japan Gets 3rd Place In Air Guitar!
There are tons of sites that teach you basic Japanese phrases for travel in Japan, but almost none of them teach you useful phrases to use when you are in Japanese “Konbini” or convenience stores. So here are some useful phrases to know when you stop by your favorite 7-11, Lawson, or Family Mart in Japan! いらっしゃいませ! / Irasshaimase! This is an easy one, and … Continue reading Japanese Phrases For Convenience Stores In Japan!
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 the Japanese Buddhist custom of honoring the spirits of ancestors. … Continue reading Tokushima “Awa Odori” Festival!
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 inside, you will be greeted by more pandas on the … Continue reading Panda Train In Japan!
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 family graves. It is a solemn event, but the families … Continue reading Shibuya Bon-Odori Dance Festival!
Fans of Dragon Ball should get their cosplay ready, as the first-ever Dragon Ball Run is coming in September 2017! There will actually be two different run locations. The first will be on September 10, 2017 at the Makuhari Seaside Park in Chiba Prefecture, and the other will be on September 23, 2017 at Tokoname Rinku Beach Park in Aichi Prefecture. Everyone that joins the … Continue reading Dragon Ball Run In Japan!