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Just a 6 minute walk from Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa is the Nishijin Textile Center, displaying the spirit that has, and still does, make the backbone of this neighborhood, the traditional Nishijin style of weaving. From kimonos to framed woven art pieces, this center displays the history and beauty of such a delicate art form, [...]
Everyone who has been to Japan, or even researched into going to Japan has likely learned about the Japan Rail Pass. A train pass that, for a cost, gets you unlimited travel on most of the JR lines within Japan for certain amount of time. For many, the Japan Rail Pass is a lifesaver and [...]
Hi guys! It’s Matt again here, long time no see! Recently, I’ve became interested in the traditional art of Karaoke since it is such a good way to spend time with friends. Beside that advantage, here are more cool benefits you can get from Karaoke: Karaoke stimulates the brain Karaoke might seem easy, however it [...]
It goes without saying that Kyoto attracts great number of travelers all year round. With it’s numerous temples and shrines, to it’s traditional food, ambiance and goods, this city certainly keeps tradition at it’s core. With such an influx of tourists, workers and Japanese culture enthusiasts, Kyoto has a great chance to show off it’s [...]
The Edo-Tokyo Museum has created an interesting video showcasing life in Edo (the former name of Tokyo before the capital changed from Kyoto to Tokyo) and comparing that to life in Tokyo now. The interesting video compares the likes of the Emperor’s Procession with daily commuters on the Keio line and the street palanquin with [...]
Have you ever wanted to make use of your language skills and help other foreigners enjoy their stay during the big games in Tokyo? Well, I’ll be letting you know about the requirements to volunteer for this event! The Organizing Committee wants to ensure that there’s a large number of volunteers for the approximately 110,000 [...]