In recent years, sake has been increasing in popularity overseas. The numbers of foreign tourists ordering sake in restaurants and buying it as souvenirs are also on the rise. One way to enjoy sake even more whether you’ve been a sake fan for years or are just starting is to know how to choose the proper drinking vessel for your needs.
Kyoto, the old city that built the cornerstones of Japan, is full of places with superstitions about granting your wishes, spots where you can receive power, and more. Kyoto has many places filled with a mysterious energy. Here are 20 power spots within Kyoto that you should consider visiting.
There are many types of ancient pottery and porcelain in Japan outside of Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo. Some of these kinds of pottery have been exported overseas for centuries, while some were almost unknown until recent years. Here are some workshops where you can try making these types of pottery yourself for a unique memory of your trip!
Two wrongs don’t make a right. The pen is mightier than the sword. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. You’ve heard these English proverbs at least once. But have you ever heard a Japanese proverb? Here are 20 well-known Japanese proverbs with their explanations!
Do you know what the oldest story in Japan is? The answer is The Tale of Genji (源氏物語). It is mandatory to study this piece of literature in most Japanese high schools. But what is it about? Here is a brief guide to enlighten you on The Tale of Genji!