Top 5 Things to Experience in Japan

Top 5 Things to Experience in Japan

As a country with seemingly infinite possibilities, it can be overwhelming to try and find out what to do in Japan. No-one really likes being well and truly lost, so we’ve narrowed down our top 5 things to experience in Japan for new visitors, ranging from spectacular natural experiences to the hustle and bustle of …

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Speciality dishes are prominent in Japanese springtime.

Start the New Year with a Japanese-Style Detox

It’s the start of the new year and many of us are suffering after excessive eating, drinking, and lazing around during the Christmas period. This time of year often leaves us feeling tired and unhappy, but this certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Following our advice, start the new year with a Japanese-style detox that …

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Japanese Wedding

What to Expect at a Japanese Wedding

Summer is the season of love and with romance in the air, you may have found yourself on the receiving end of a few wedding invitations – or perhaps you’re planning your own. Whether you’re headed down the aisle, toasting a happy couple, or just daydreaming about your future special day, there are so many …

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What is Japanese Calligraphy?

Japanese Calligraphy has been a fine art form for centuries. Known as ‘Shodo’, the history of this calligraphy has Chinese roots that were introduced into Japan at around 600 AD. At the start of calligraphy in China, it was used for inscribing bones with pictographs as a religious practice. This then evolved into a standardised …

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Japanese Culture: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Available everywhere, from restaurants to vending machines, tea is the ‘most commonly drunk beverage in Japan’. Not just a popular drink, tea is an important part of Japanese culture, featuring in ceremonies and festivals throughout the year. One ceremony where tea takes the limelight is the Japanese Tea Ceremony. What is the Japanese Tea Ceremony? …

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