Tag Archives: things to do in Japan

Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Regional Designs

For the last few years, Coca-Cola has made limited designs for their aluminium 250-millilitre bottles. These include, for example, cherry-blossom season, Rugby World Cup or Olympic Games competitions, and even historical events or figures, such as one with the Tokugawa … Continue reading

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Vampire Café (Ginza, Japan)

We’re not exactly sure of how the Vampire Café came into our radar, but it is something we had been wanting to check for a while before we had the chance. A common complain or issue that we find in … Continue reading

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Stamp rally! – Caza de sellos!

One thing that you have to be prepared for in Japan are ink stamps. Stamps are awesome, and great, and make awesome souvenirs – 100% personal. There are two kinds of stamps: the commemorative ones and shuin. Shuin (朱印) Shuin … Continue reading

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Buying a yukata in Tokyo | Comprando un yukata en Tokio | TOKYO 135º

One of the things that I have done in Japan is buying a yukata. A yukata [浴衣] is the simplified version of a kimono [着物], usually worn in summer, generally for festivals (matsuri [祭]) or watching fireworks (hanabi [花火]). It … Continue reading

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Studio Esperanto 花魁體驗 Oiran Experience in Kyoto

Studio ESPERANTO Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio Japan, 〒606-8436 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Awataguchi Toriichō, 53-37 ココロ岡崎ビル (map) 〒606-8436 京都府京都市左京区粟田口鳥居町53-37 ココロ岡崎ビル Website: http://www.studio-esperanto.com/ Instagram: @esperanto_kokoro_kyoto_studio Facebook: エスペラント Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio Twitter: @STUDIOESPERANTO Tripadvisor: ESPERANTO Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio In summer 2017, … Continue reading

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Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki: Maiko Transformation experience

Shiki’s Head Shop: 351-16 Masuya-cho, Kodaiji Minamimon, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi Website: http://www.maiko-henshin.com/en/ Twitter: @maiko_shiki Facebook: 舞妓体験・変身スタジオ「四季」 Instagram: @maiko_henshin_shiki TripAdvisor: Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki Honten What is this about?: Basically, a you get dressed up as a maiko (geisha apprentice) and get … Continue reading

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Some Tokyo Music Shops: How to get there, and what they have

[THIS POST IS AT THE MOMENT OUTDATED AND IT IS BEING REVAMPED. IF YOU TAKE ANY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM HERE, MAKE SURE TO DOUBLECHECK THAT IT IS CURRENT] This is a ground guide on how to get to a few … Continue reading

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Obon Matsuri & Gozan no Okuribi

This week is Obon, so let’s have a bit of a ghost story. Obon (お盆) or Obon Matsuri is a festival celebrated in August in Japan when one honours the spirits of the family’s ancestors. Born from the Buddhist-Confucian custom … Continue reading

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