omamori guide

The Quick Guide to Omamori!

Omamori – what are they? What does it mean? What do I keep mentioning them at every shrine in every travel blog post? Well it’s…

cherry blossom meaning

Cherry Blossom Meanings in Japan

Japan holds a great cultural resonance for cherry blossoms’ meaning, woven throughout its history. Because of the significance of cherry blossoms in Japan, they are…

Multiple Japanese melon pan.

Popular Japanese Sweets and Treats

The rich and unique Japanese flavours found in Japanese cuisine are strongly associated with premium-quality seafood dishes and classy restaurants, amongst many other culinary delights.…

Green matcha tea on a dark background.

Seven Types of Japanese Tea

In Japanese culture, tea isn’t only enjoyed between family and friends and drank for its health benefits, but tea is celebrated in the formal Japanese…

Giant Pikachu Mascot at An Event

What is Japanese Kawaii Culture?

Japan’s cultural influence is recognised globally, from anime to gaming to fashion trends. One sub-culture which has become increasingly popular is Japanese kawaii culture, which…