Culture, Gourmet,

Harakiri Temple and Seppuku Sweets?

Seppuku-Monaka

Thinking of Japan, you think of samurai and ninjas, of course! But is there still a place where one can still find traces of the samurai in modern Japan? The answer is yes! This time I would like to introduce you to the Sengakuji Temple and a certain Japanese candy. Why that? Well, I bet you’ll be surprised!

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Beauty,

What is it like to get a haircut in Tokyo?

Did you know that Japanese hairdressers are among the best and most technically skilled hairdressers in the world? In Japan, hairdressers are shown in fashion magazines where they present their skills and the latest haircuts – that’s how popular they are. Maybe you’ve even considered going to a Japanese hairdresser’s salon. But the language barrier is a problem. Do not worry! Today, I would like to introduce a hair salon in Tokyo where all staff speak English.

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Culture, Experience, Lifestyle,

Japan’s most international Obon dance festival! “Roppongi Hills Bon-Odori”

The Japanese summer includes fireworks, festivals and the Obon dance (“Bon Odori”). Everywhere in Japan at least one of these three summer activities takes place. The summer festival in the Roppongi – a vibrant area in Tokyo surrounded by office buildings, embassies, museums, and nightclubs – is something special. Therefore, I would like to talk about this fun festival and the Obon dance!

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Experience, Gourmet, Lifestyle, Nature,

Have a drink with office workers and Yukata girls! Takeshiba Summer Festival 2017

Takeshiba Pier Park

The Takeshiba area that is facing Tokyo Bay is currently being redeveloped. It is going to change a lot in the near future. In order to spread the news and to have some fun until all new buildings are built, the locals of this area started a summer festival 3 years ago. Their community festival is called “Takeshiba Summer Festival”. As it is only a 3 days festival, I hurried up and went there to check it out!

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