Activities

2019.07.29
Shimanami Kaido: A Foolproof Guide to Enjoying Japan's Cycling Sanctuary
Seventy kilometers, six scenic islands, six massive bridges, and two prefectures—all woven together by a single blue line. This is the Shimanami Kaido
2019.05.30
Discover Japan's National Parks: Interview with a Picchio Eco Tour Guide
Seeing Japan’s beautiful nature should be a top priority for every visitor. The best way to do this is to drop by one of Japan’s 30 national parks. Th
2019.02.13
Interview with a Rickshaw Driver: from Guiding People to Changing People’s Lives
For a long time, I ignored that the rickshaw was actually a Japanese invention! This old profession still subsists today in a newer form in Japan: the
2019.02.08
Ninja Shinjuku: Lunch in the Depths of a Ninja Hideout
Deep in Nishi-shinjuku, tucked away among countless restaurants, electronics stores, and neon-signed restaurants, lies a gateway to one of the most se
2018.12.27
3 Mountain Lodges for New Year’s Eve and the First Sunrise of 2019
Although I prefer to go on day trips, I do enjoy staying the night of December 31st in a mountain hut and taking part in the tradition of “hatsuhinode
2018.11.26
Cycling in Takahama, Along Fields and the Seashore
Thinking of the countryside I imagine cycling along narrow paths through fields. In Takahama, in Western Fukui just North of Kyoto, you can combine th
2018.10.22
[CLOSED] Become a Believer in Virtual Reality at VR Zone Shinjuku
Be it as a hobby, occupation, or even academic research, video games have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I've seen many fads co
2018.03.03
The Amazing Experience of Being Dressed by a Kimono Professional
Kimono is probably one of the most famous Japanese words, an emblem of the traditional Japanese culture worldwide. Consequently, it is very understand
Tokonoma
2016.08.10
How about spending an nice time at a tea-ceremony room in a Japanese garden near Hakata station, enjoying matcha tea?
Hi! It’s HIDE from “Bura Bura Fukuoka”. Today I’d like to introduce an elegant Japanese garden called, Rakusuien. This garden is located in a resid
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2016.06.03
Experience traditional Japanese crafts near the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower! 5 shops and studios, including workshop information
The Tokyo Sky Tree Tower is such a modern building and consists of cutting edge technologies. By contrast, the surrounding areas still retain the down
ningyocho
2016.04.23
Let’s stroll around town in a Kimono! Ningyo Town and its traditional Japanese culture.
The Tadaima Japan Editorial Team visited Ningyo-cho with K, who was visiting Japan for the very first time. From a healthy tofu lunch, a relaxing park
FotorCreated
2016.04.06
A ‘must-do’ when you visit Matsue: Japanese tea ceremonies
Experiencing Japanese culture can be costly at times, but there is no way you can leave Matsue without experiencing sado, or Japanese tea ceremony! Le
Milling matcha
2016.01.12
Want to experience intense tea culture in Kyoto? Let’s mill matcha with a stone mill!
A rare experience, milling matcha yourself Do you know what matcha is? It’s newly harvested tealeaves, processed with stone mills. Nowadays its pac
ikebana
2015.12.28
Trying Ikebana for the first time
Here we go! This time, I visited the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. They often participate abroad in exhibitions and demonstrations for Ikebana. Ichiyo
takaranokama
2015.10.28
Make your own Japanese pottery at “The Takara Pottery Studio Experience”
It’s easy enough, even for a beginner! Let’s drop by a pottery class while sightseeing in Kamakura. Takara Pottery Studio is about a 10-minute walk f