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The Art of Japanese Wrapping

Now that carrier bags cost money and carrying one's own shopping bag is the norm, the furoshiki, an idea handed down for over 1,000 years, is in the spotlight...

Now You Can View Paintings Without Going to an Art Gallery

An NTT-affiliated company is planning digital streaming of paintings and other cultural assets as high-resolution digital images...

What is the Definition of Beautiful Skin in Japan

Facelabo Co., Ltd., the contracted manufacturer of skin care products, makes J-Beauty its keyword and communicates the things that Japanese people see as most important in skin care...

The Okura Tokyo: Dining Experiences for Encountering Japan's Terroir

The Nouvelle Epoque of French cuisine began in September 2019, when The Okura Tokyo opened. Chef Tetsujiro Takahashi is seeking for dishes that are founded on the classics, but also present "health and gastronomy" by using the seasonal ingredients of all parts of Japan...

2020 Trending Products in Everyday Life in Japan

Online tourism is spreading. In an environment where the novel coronavirus continues to make travel difficult, online tourism is an effort to see and interact with locations through video and other media...

Palace Hotel Tokyo: Experience the Heart of Japan

Palace Hotel Tokyo had its grand opening in May 2012, as a newly rebuilt hotel which blends traditional Japanese hospitality with the latest innovative fixtures. We talked to Executive Chef Masatoshi Saito and Chief Concierge Mayako Sumiyoshi...

The Current State of Gradually-spreading Online Tourism

Online tourism is spreading. In an environment where the novel coronavirus continues to make travel difficult, online tourism is an effort to see and interact with locations through video and other media...

Japan's Sub-cultures

Why not enjoy the fusion between the country's traditional culture and its sub-cultures, such as anime, manga, and cosplay...

2020 Trending Products in Everyday Life in Japan

Finding popular products to sell can be a challenge for overseas suppliers. We will introduce here ten product categories in series to help you uncover new trending product ideas...

Average Lifespan and Healthy Lifespan

On July 31, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced that the average lifespan for Japanese people had reached a new record in 2019, at 87.45 years for women and 81.41 years for men...

The World's First BOSAI FOODS of VEGAN “V-Aid Bread”

Veganism has been gaining worldwide attention in recent years due to the growing awareness of global environmental protection and animal welfare...

Worcation -It’s a New Way of Working

“Worcation” is a coined word that combines work and vacation. It's a new working style, which you can take advantage of remote working while enjoying a vacation in a natural tourist destination away from your workplace...

Japan: A New Path Toward the Realization of Tourism-oriented Country

Tourism is facing an unprecedented crisis. Although it is a business that can be enjoyed on a trip away from everyday life, the spread of the new coronavirus has stopped the movement of people all over the world....

Are Music Festivals Viewed From Cars Here to Stay?

June 13, a Saturday afternoon in heavy rain. A tower had been erected in a former quarry in Tochigi. The rain had already formed deep mud on the ground of the site...

Glamping is a Travel Style in the Spotlight for its Low Risk of Covid-19 Infection
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Glamping is gaining popularity with men and women of all ages as a new outdoor-style camping. This series will present the characteristics and advantages of glamping...

Japan: A Shopper’s Paradise

Two of the top interests for foreign travelers visiting Japan are “to experience Japanese food” and “to shop in Japan.”...

NIHONSHU - The art and history of Japanese sake and Japanese culture

Nihonshu, or Japanese sake, is Japan’s national drink, and the epitome of Japanese culture. Made from rice and water, the blessings of Japan’s land and climate...

The Essence of Washoku

Washoku (Japanese Food) was registered by UNESCO as an intangible cultural asset in December 2013. That means the traditional food culture of the Japanese people has been globally recognized as...

Real Japan

The basement food floors of department stores are a paradise for souvenirs and gifts. They are abbreviated to “depachika” in Japanese. Big department stores are clustered around each of the major station in Tokyo, and their depachika floors...

A Smart Way to Use Japanese Convenience Stores

One word can be seen on signs wherever you look while walking around Tokyo. That word is “コンビニ” (conbini, short for “convenience store”). There are 55,000 convenience stores in Japan...

General Merchandising Stores are the Place to See Japanese People’s Lifestyles

General Merchandising Stores (GMS) are places for the masses, good for shopping and for eating out. How about adding a GMS to your urban sightseeing itinerary? And if you’re wondering...

Regional Foods that Color Japan’s Dining Tables

Japan is an isolated archipelago, surrounded by sea on all sides. Centering on the main islands of the archipelago (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, etc.), the Izu and Ogasawara island groups...

Tokyo - A Gourmet Cluster

Tokyo is a world-renowned city for excellent food. It is bursting with an endless variety of restaurants and shops. As a world culinary metropolis, offering ramen, tempura, soba, sushi, kaiseki, and teppan yaki...

Places to Visit

TripAdvisor announces its annual Top 30 tourist attractions in Japan based on reviews and comments by international travelers. We present here those top 10 with some introductions from the websites of those facilities...