Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

    There are many attractions in Kyoto and many of them provide English explanations, so visitors from overseas can enjoy as well as Japanese people. Here, we are going to introduce best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto.       No.1 Samurai Kembu Theater   Samurai Kembu, the traditional sword dance, attracts many visitors from overseas. The show is explained in English. You can experience a real samurai through lessons. You can dress up in a samurai costume, handle Japanese sword and bring pictures taken when in…

5 things to do in Japan by John Lennon

5 things to do in Japan by John Lennon

      No1.       Kyoto’s Yunohana Onsen Hot Spring Resort    SUMIYA KIHO-AN        Sumiya is a Japanese style hot spring resort. During the time when John Lennon halted his music activities, he and his wife visited Kameoka City in Kyoto and stayover in Sumiya Kiho-an. Lennon is said to especially enjoy the traditional hot spring in the scenic nature.       Kyoto Yunohana Onsen Hot Spring Resort SUMIYA KIHO-AN Reception Hours 9:00 A.M. ~ 10:00 P.M. Address KYOTO, Kameoka City, Hiedano-cho, Yunohana Onsen Tel. TEL…

5 Things to do in Japan by Katy Perry

5 Things to do in Japan by Katy Perry

        Credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/cultural-appropriation-katy-perry_n_4337024.html?utm_hp_ref=japan&ir=Japan     Japan is the place I love most in this world! I always look forward coming to Tokyo! I love Japan! Kawaii!                       –Katy Perry- 2013/10/30 at Narita Airport            Robot Restaurant      Robot Restaurant is a sci-fi theme restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The restaurant is well-known for its spectacular performance by robots and dancers. Katy Perry went during her stay in Japan and gave her signed CD.  …

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

           Overview      Noh is the Japanese oldest stage performance which originates from Muromachi period. It derived from ancient music and dance dedicated to the Gods. Unlike Kabuki, Noh emphasizes ‘calmness’ and ‘stillness’ of the performance. You have to use your imagination to fully understand the meaning of performer’s subtle action and expression of the masks that they wear to immerse yourself into the world of noh.            Theaters      There are a lot of noh theaters all over Japan….

Rewind the story of the past through the gorgeous Kabuki Performance~

Rewind the story of the past through the gorgeous Kabuki Performance~

                   Overview      Kabuki is one of Japanese traditional stage performances. Its history dates back to Edo era, when Izumono Okuni, a female shaman of Izumo Taisha Shrine, started a dance performance in Kyoto. Originally women played in the Kabuki performance, but since late Edo era, only men are allowed to perform on stage. The word ‘Kabuki’ derives from a Japanese word ‘kabuku’, meaning being out of the ordinary or dressing in extravagant attire. You can feel the meaning of this…

5 things to do in Japan by Milla Jovovich

5 things to do in Japan by Milla Jovovich

    Milla Jovovich has visited Japan several times and is familiar with Tokyo. She likes Japanese fashion and loves Japanese food. Here we are going to introduce 5 places that Milla Jovovich had visited.              No.1 SHIBUYA 109      109(Ichi-maru-kyu) is a famous fashion mall located in Shibuya, Tokyo. It is a popular, trendy shopping place, especially for young women. Milla Jovovich said, “Shibuya is where I want to come every day.” She visited SHIBUYA 109 and really enjoyed shopping there.   Operating…

5 things to do in Japan by John Mayer

5 things to do in Japan by John Mayer

        Credit: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/biggera_curl/38644755.html       John Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer, who is well-known being a Japanophile. When he was in high school, he came to study in Japan as exchange student. Since then, he has come to Japan many times privately. Here we are going to introduce 5 places that John Mayer had visited.            No.1 Bic Camera      Bic Camera is one of the major consumer electronics retailer chain in Japan. John Mayer is said to have…

5 things to do in Japan by Steven Tyler

5 things to do in Japan by Steven Tyler

  Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler loves Japan. In addition, Aerosmith sang a theme song of Japanese movie. They really enjoyed Japanese food and culture when they came to Japan. Here we are going to introduce 5 things that Steven Tyler did when he visited Japan.            No.1 Taiyaki      Steven Tyler likes Taiyaki very much. In one music program, he takes out a taiyaki out of his pocket and ate it, causing amusement among the program participants. Not only does he, but all member of Aerosmith…

5 place Michael Jackson visited in Japan where you shouldn’t miss

5 place Michael Jackson visited in Japan where you shouldn’t miss

    As one of the greatest artists in our century, his talent and altitude are still remembered among every place in the world even after he passed away. If you are (or going to become) a fan of Michael Jackson and you are going to travel in Japan, Congratulations! You have gained one thing in common with him! He has been known as a big fan of Japan (like you) and you can find his footprint everywhere in this fantastic country!       Picture from baburu jidai.com  …

Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

  Overview Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.   Event Schedule Autumn Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2016 Date: September 17 (Sat) ~ 18 (Sun), 2016 Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M.  ※The door may be open from 9:30 A.M. depending on the circumstance     How to Purchase Ticket Pre-sale Ticket JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12) On the day Ticket JPY 1200 (about USD $9.15) Elementary Students and below FREE…