Planning Your Cycling Holiday in Japan

Planning Your Cycling Holiday in Japan

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in Daytrips, Must see, Stories about Japan, Things to do | 0 comments

Japan is among the perfect destinations for a cycling holiday. Basing this purely from the fact that cycling is widely accepted in Japan as a mode of transport and a sport and as a sociable activity. Having a highly advanced transport system and this is basically attributed to the well-organized railway system which is efficient. This makes it easier for the people living in Japan to ride to the train station as opposed to using their cars. This reduces congestion and it is...

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Only in Japan! Boob groping for charity

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

According to the Japan Times: A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars over the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a Boob Aid charity event held for AIDS prevention. The nine adult movie stars, sporting yellow T-shirts rolled up to reveal their breasts, flashed a big smile as the crowd approached them at the kickoff on Saturday. Having sprayed their hands with disinfectant, many were seen fondling the breasts quite discreetly....

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The next olympic sport? Synchronized walking, only in Japan

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Must see, News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

The video of a 47-year-old tradition at Japan’s Nippon Sports Science University went viral in November last year. ‘Shuudan koudou’, which means ‘Collective Action’, is a unique routine where a group of students put up an amazing display of synchronized walking. On November 14, 77 students performed before a crowd of 11,000 people at the university’s festivities. Their walking routine was similar to military movement exercises or synchronized marching band movements. But...

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Dog Castle – The Coolest Dog House in Japan

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Must see, News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

Japanese love their pets, but some take their love to a whole new level! Meet Nanami,  a playful Japanese pooch can claim to be the only dog in the world to be living in a regular castle. Built as a small replica of Japan’s famous Matsumoto Castle, Nanami’s castle stands 2.5 meters tall and features three rooms. At the front is the main hall, where Nanami can just lay on his belly and watch out for the mailman, while at the back he has a sand-floor room, for cooling down...

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Japans whacky holidays: Coming of age day

Japans whacky holidays: Coming of age day

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in History of Japan, Japanese customs, Must see, Stories about Japan | 1 comment

The second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day, a national holiday to encourage those who have newly entered adulthood to become self-reliant members of society. (The holiday used to be on January 15, but in 2000 it was moved to the second Monday of the month.) Last Monday we celebrated the coming of age day for 2014. Local governments host special coming-of-age ceremonies for 20-year-olds, since an “adult” in Japan is legally defined as one who is 20 or...

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The Japanese secret to staying young for longer

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Japanese technology, News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

Wasabi, the Japanese condiment which offers a delicious kick to the nasal passages with every bite, has long been embraced in Japan, and more recently other parts of the world. However, aside from accentuating sushi or playing jokes on friends, the pungent plant has been found to provide anti-aging effects in recent years. For those who turn up their noses at the thought of a daily dose of wasabi, you may reconsider when you realize how easy it is to benefit from...

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