Experience Japanese Culture through Cooking! Japanese Cooking Class

Experience Japanese Culture through Cooking! Japanese Cooking Class

        Overview   Japanese dishes are becoming famous all around the world, especially for its healthy ingredients. What makes it healthy is that, Japanese food tends to make the best use of the taste of ingredients. In addition, the attractive feature of Japanese cuisine is not only its taste but also how it looks. This Japanese cooking lesson offers you the recipes of the Japanese home cooking by local Japanese instructor. It also gives you teach how you can make the original Japanese food even when you…

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnZNOIp5KY Overview   It is easy just to be Samurai by wearing Samurai costume, but do you actually know how exactly Samurai acts and fights using their swords? This place, Samurai Kembu enables you to learn the background of Samurai and gives you insights behind Samurai!           Information   【Name】Samurai Kembu (サムライ剣舞) 【Address】35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, B1F Neo Art Bldg., Kyoto 605-0005       【Access】   [Route 1] Kyoto Station 京都 → (Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) → Karasuma Oike 烏丸御池 → (Kyoto Subway Tozai…

Firey Lights on the Mid-Summer Night in MINATO KOBE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Firey Lights  on the Mid-Summer Night in MINATO KOBE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30PIC1WwMpE     Overview   The Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival is an annual event, held on the first Saturday in August.         Event Schedule   First Saturday in August Upcoming Event: August 8, 2015 Time: 19:30 ~ 20:30 The festival may be postponed due to bad weather.         How to Enjoy   As Kobe is considered one of the Big Three Night Views, you can also enjoy the beauty of the night view. You can enjoy watching beautiful fireworks…

Rafting

Rafting

Overview Japan has a lot of mountains, meaning that there are many mountain streams where you can enjoy rafting. Every company below will offer you a great experience of rafting experience in the Japan’s wonderful nature!   Information Kanto area Tama river rafting tour (Tokyo) Tama river is the nearest rafting sight from Tokyo city center. It is only 50-minute-travel by train from Tokyo.   【Name】GRANDEX Okutama 【Price】from 7,000 yen 【Open】from 4 April to 30 November 【Online Reservation】http://www.gdexr.com/okutama/okutama_book_clndr_raft.html 【Reservation by Phone】0494-26-5887 【E-mail】http://www.gdexr.com/about/ask.html 【URL】http://www.gdexr.com/index.html   【Name】FOREST and WATER Okutama 【Price】from 7,000…

Experiencing Japanese Culture throught the Art of Defense ~ Archery Experience

Experiencing Japanese Culture throught the Art of Defense ~ Archery Experience

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCKLGMK_3No   Overview   Japanese archery was originally used in hunting animals, then in war-torn era until guns, brought to Japan from Portugal in 1543, replaced it as the main weapon. Since then, traditional archery in Japan has developed as one of the Japan’s representative martial arts.   Practicing Japanese archery is popular among citizens and especially in Japanese middle and high schools. It is very commonly practiced among both boys and girls.           Information   【Name】Enzan Daikyu-jo (園山大弓場 / English: Enzan Archery Gallery) 【Address】Enzan…

Experiencing Japan through Flower Arrangement!

Experiencing Japan through Flower Arrangement!

            Overview   Japanese flower arrangement has very unique senses of beauty, structure and rules which differ a lot from the flower arrangement in the West. Unlike the Western style flower arrangement which adopts gorgeous and colorful style using many kinds of flowers, Japanese flower arrangement is based on the minimalism; using fewer flowers (compared to Western style) and interspersed among leaves, stalks and twigs. As flowers are very often painted in Japanese women’s traditional dress, Kimono, it shows how important flowers mean to Japanese…

A Dance of Color on the Starry Night Sky, Sumida River Fireworks Festival

A Dance of Color on the Starry Night Sky, Sumida River Fireworks Festival

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AKu8FGK_do     Overview   The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is an annual fireworks event, held on the last Saturday in July. It is also one of the most famous fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The festival is held at two sites along Sumida River.           Event Schedule   Last Saturday in July Upcoming Event: July 23, 2016 Time: 19:05 ~ 20:30   The festival is will still be held in case of light rain but will postpone due in case of bad weather….

Nada Kenka Matsuri (Fighting Festival), the battle of the strongest!

Nada Kenka Matsuri (Fighting Festival), the battle of the strongest!

            Overview   As the word ‘Kenka’ means fighting, this is a festival dedicated to the God of fighting. 3 mikoshi (portable shrine) fight and try to break down one another in front of the god. In addition to that, carrying competition of 7 yatai (gorgeous portable shrine) from 7 areas in Shirahama town, Himeji city is also main part of this festival. The harder their mikoshi and yatai crash, the more the god is pleased. This very a tough, dangerous but very exciting festival…

Amazing Underwater Experience, Scuba diving!

Amazing Underwater Experience, Scuba diving!

          Overview   Do you feeling like doing nothing but lying on the beach? Try scuba diving in Okinawa! Here, you can find beautiful underwater creatures and enjoy being surrounded by relaxing atmosphere! Or if you feel that Okinawa is too far, there are also some places near big cities in Honshu (the main island) where you can enjoy marine activities as well!           Information   The main island of Okinawa   Onna Village Just one hour from Naha, the capital of…

Robot Restaurant, Robot Show Robot Dance !

Robot Restaurant, Robot Show Robot Dance !

          Overview   In Robot Restaurant, there is a live performance of robots and Japanese female dancers. Here, you can enjoy the fusion of Japanese culture and the robot technology in the show. After watching the robot performance, you can also enjoy eating Japanese food. This restaurant is also very popular among foreign tourists.       Reservation   This restaurant requires advance reservation. Please check the schedule on the official website. (http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/?lng=en) You make reserve from the official website.     Entrance fee: JPY 7,000…