Japan Announces the 2021 Kanji of the Year, Reflecting Hope at a Dark Time This year, according to the kanji, the Olympics beat the pandemic in the minds and hearts of Japan. Kyoto Autumn Must-Sees | Rurikoin Temple & Its Magical Lacquered Reflections This mountainside temple has lacquer so shiny-clean that it turns into magic mirrors! Kyoto Autumn Must-Sees | Rengeji Temple & Its Poet's Garden This little temple is a big spot on any autumn tour of Kyoto, or Japan's fall foliage. Japan to Begin Experimenting with Vaccination Proof at Eateries in Kyoto, Hokkaido, and... Is Japan on the road to adopting an official vaccine pass? This experiment aims to find out. Pokemon Is Coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2022 Ready to catch 'em all? Because you might get the chance in just a few months. Forget Your “Iced” Coffee, This Kobe Cafe Serves Real “Ice Coffee” In the midst of Japan's intense summer heat, these uniquely chilled coffees from Kobe are a hit. Your Scary Story for 100 Yen, Sound Like a Deal? ・ This Mysterious Shop in Hyogo Trades... A book shop or a haunted house? You'll find a little of both at this spot in Hyogo Prefecture. Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto ・ Rokuonji and Its Famous Golden Pavilion A symbol of Kyoto and a must-see sightseeing spot, Kinkakuji's golden pavilion is a beautiful reminder of this Japanese world heritage site. Osaka's Most Famous Nemophila Spot ・ Baby Blue Eyes in Osaka Maishima Seaside Park Find your new go-to spot for fields of blue flowers in the Kansai region! Visiting Hanshin Koshien Stadium ・ A Day of Japanese Baseball History and Ballpark Tours This famous Japanese baseball stadium is hallowed ground for Japan's baseball fans, so it's a must-see for Hanshin Tigers supporters, high school baseball lovers, and casual sightseers alike! An Osaka Hotel Next to Shinsaibashi & Namba - Spot the Glico Man from the Windows of... Cross Hotel Osaka is literally steps away from Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, some of the best shopping and nightlife areas in Osaka! Spend a Day with the Deer of Nara Park Nara is famous for historic temples and many, many deer, wandering wild and only somewhat tame. A Summertime Kyoto Dining Experience - Kawadoko Riverside Seats & Flowing Somen Noodles From Taiwanese author Juntang Wang, a unique Kyoto kawadoko meal, perfect for hot summer months! Naked Ninja - A New Virtual Reality Experience from Kyoto's Nijojo Castle A 3DCG way to experience the historic Nijojo Castle in Kyoto, without even leaving your home. Kobe Animal Kingdom | Spend a Day in Kobe with Animals from Around the World Kobe Animal Kingdom lets you get close and hang out with some new animal friends. A Full-Size Evangelion EVA Unit-01 Has Appeared in Kyoto! Celebrating the upcoming Evangelion film release, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is now home to its very own realistically enormous Eva torso. How to Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto and Take Great Pictures of the Shrine, Not... The Fushimi Inari Shrine of Kyoto, with its fame boosted by Hollywood's Memoirs of a Geisha, is a busy, crowded attraction, making photography a challenge. Gibier Game Meat Culture in Northern Kyoto - Eating Locally in More Ways Than One Kyoto - home to temples and shrines, traditional narrow alleys full of old machiya-style homes, maiko, traditional arts, refined cuisine, and also... wild game? It turns out that while many people's Japan travel itineraries include trips to Kyoto's Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji or Fushimi Inari Shrine, they're missing out on a whole chunk of the Kyoto area, and all it has to offer (including some unique gibier game meat culture)! So last fall, the JAPANKURU team took a trip west to Kyoto, and then up north to its Tamba region, once its own province bordering the Sea of Japan. To Make a Deal With The Devil Will Cost You Your Life, But a Deal with a Company... Unfortunately, there are still companies that make you overwork in Japan. A bar in Kyoto had its own thoughts about it and made a comment on its blackboard. Fu: A Traditional Japanese Vegetarian Ingredient With 300 years of experience in Fu making, Hanbey-fu taught us a lot about fu in Japanese Buddhist cuisine and tea ceremony cuisine. Japanese Cherry Blossoms at Osaka Castle Park Osaka Castle is a famous sightseeing spot on its own, but when it's during the cherry blossom season... Pick Up Naughtiam's Japanese Accessories as an Osaka Souvenir - Use Them for Life! Sure, other cities have their charms, but so many visitors to Japan fall in love with Osaka's friendly citizens, delicious food, and excellent shopping options. After a few days enjoying Osaka's warm atmosphere, if you find yourself looking for the perfect memento of your time in the city, we have the perfect thing for you - Naughtiam accessories made with lots of Japanese style, and a heaping dose of Japanese quality. Oriental Suites Airport Osaka Rinku is Comfortable, Chic, and a Hotel Under 10 Minutes... Whether you want the most convenient hotel for travelers going through Kansai International Airport, or a great place to stay while you shop till you drop at the nearby Rinku Premium Outlets, you won't find a better place than Oriental Suites Airport Osaka Rinku. It's in the name! Less than 10 minutes away from both spots, not only is the hotel in a pretty desirable location, it also has some great views of the landing planes and the surrounding bay waters. Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo - A Relaxingly Zen Hotel, Minutes from Kyoto Station A city of peaceful Shinto shrines and Zen temples, many visitors to Kyoto are looking for a tranquil retreat during their time in the city, which is why we have to recommend Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo. Between the interiors that reflect the calm ambience of a Japanese tea house garden, the actual natural spaces right in the hotel lobby, and the hotel’s genuine efforts to produce ideal Zen meditation spaces right in the rooms, it’s a great place to spend a relaxing Kyoto excursion.