Activities

2019.02.13
【INTERVIEW】The job of 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
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
The couple in Yukata.
2015.08.17
【SUMMER】How to enjoy “Yukata” in Japan
Yukata is a typical kind of Kimono, worn during the summer. It used to be called yukata-bira, which were an undergarment noble people in the Heian per
Bon-odori
2015.08.12
【SUMMER】You too can experience Bon-Odori, the traditional dances of the Japanese summer.
Bon-odori can be seen everywhere during summer! Learn more about this tradition and where to see the 3 greatest bon dances festivals.