AKIKHABAR - SOME MORE THAN JUST TOKYO TOURISM QUARTER (part 1)
Akihabara has long been a real mecca for lovers of manga and anime. There are many places where you can have a good time, and some are attracted by the…

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Japanese New Year (part 1)
Until the distant now, 1873, Japan lived according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The favorite winter holiday of all children and adults was “moving” - each time it was a…

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Tea ceremony (part 1)
Among the unique arts, which in our understanding are inextricably linked with Japan, is the art of the tea ceremony, which means literally "tea with hot water" (cha - tea,…

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TOURIST NOTES. ALL ABOUT RAMEN (part 1)

Ramen (ラ ー メ ン) is one of the most beloved dishes in Japan. This noodle dish in a broth sprinkled with filling has won the hearts of gourmets around the world and often tops the list of what tourists plan to eat when purchasing tours to Japan. So, let’s take a closer look at one of Japan’s national culinary treasures.

HISTORY OF RAMEN
Historians did not agree on the date of the first appearance of ramen: what some consider the first primitive form of ramen, others do not recognize ramen and believe that it is too far from the modern version. According to information found in the Ramen Museum, some claim that this dish was eaten in Japan as far back as 1485 – based on extracts from the magazine of the famous priest (Inryokennichiroku), in which he claims to have served a Chinese ramen-like dish called “kaitimen” . Continue reading

FUJI-SAN. Ascent to the most famous mountain in Japan (part 1)

The view from the top of Mount Fuji to the clouds floating at the feet is one of the most cherished spectacles that every tourist probably dreams of when he is in the Land of the Rising Sun. But climbing to a height of 3,766 meters is not a walk in the park at all. And if you still decided that the climb to Fuji is exactly what you need, you should remember a few simple things to make this event truly unforgettable.

You can climb 4 different paths to the top of Fuji; there is also a circular route that goes through the 5th Fuji station. Which way is better? All routes have their pros and cons. We recommend choosing the Yoshida trail, which is considered the most popular. Continue reading

Sakura blossom time (part 1)
Haaru, spring in Japanese, is the time of flowering of the “sakura” decorative cherry, which is associated with one of the most beautiful holidays of the Land of the Rising…

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CHRISTMAS IN TOKYO
Christmas in Japan is an amazing holiday. The capital of Japan is buried in thousands of colorful lights that will warm your heart even on the coldest December evening. The…

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HANAMI - IMPORTANT JAPANESE TRADITION
If you have ever been to Japan in the spring, we can say with full confidence: most likely, you went to enjoy the stunning sight of blooming sakura. The sakura…

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