TOP 5 PLACES WITH NEW YEAR'S ILLUMINATION IN TOKYO
GARDEN EBISU To get better acquainted with Tokyo illumination, head to the Ebisu Garden, which is located in the Shibuya area. Here you will come across an exciting city landscape:…

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Japanese New Year (part 3)
And NOW THE MOST PLEASANT - GIFTS Interesting articles The first thing that comes to the Japanese mind: clay, paper, drawn, metal, plastic - any images and figures of the…

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TOKYO THROUGH THE LENS - THE MOST INTERESTING PLACES FOR A PHOTOSESSION (part 3)
UENO PARK - UNIT OF TEMPLES WITH FLORA AND FAUNA Ueno Park was created in the distant nineteenth century specifically for the relaxation of the royal family. Now Tokyois are…

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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 new day somewhere in late January or in the first half of February. However, the winds of change blew: under pressure from European powers and America, the country finally opened ports for free trade with foreigners. It became obvious that the difference in the time scales causes glaring inconvenience. And then the government voluntarily transferred the country to the solar calculation of days and months. At the same time, it was lost as much as thirty days: after the eleventh the first “moon” of the next year immediately arrived. The officials automatically lost their monthly salary – some were noisy, demanding to be issued nevertheless, but to no avail. Almost a century and a half has passed since then, and the Japanese have long been accustomed to celebrate the New Year at the same time as we, on January 1. Continue reading

TOP 5 PLACES WITH NEW YEAR'S ILLUMINATION IN TOKYO
GARDEN EBISU To get better acquainted with Tokyo illumination, head to the Ebisu Garden, which is located in the Shibuya area. Here you will come across an exciting city landscape:…

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FUJI-SAN. Ascent to the most famous mountain in Japan (part 2)
Also keep in mind that the climb from station 5 to station 8 will go faster than from station 8 to the top when it becomes especially debilitating and difficult.…

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19 THINGS YOU CAN'T DO IN JAPAN (part 1)
Before heading to Japan, it would be useful to familiarize yourself with some cultural features in order to avoid insulting the feelings of the Japanese. Manners and social rules are…

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TOURIST NOTES. ALL ABOUT RAMEN (part 2)
But, of course, not a single ramen plate would be complete without a filling! Although there are no established rules for the filling and its choice lies entirely at the…

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