Masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism. Five years after the underground idol group established their permanent home at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara, the performers have been featured in international news media and achieved over 2.8 million followers on Facebook, the highest number of any group in the idol genre. Keep Reading
Is there anything more mentally refreshing for summer than haunted houses?
If there is ever such a thing, it should be the JAPANESE haunted houses!
The Japanese name for a haunted house is Obakeyashiki, which literally means a house full of ghosts (or monsters). Japanese Obakeyashiki as a form of entertainment was not developed recently but actually dates back to the 1830s, as early as when the first western simulated haunted house “Chamber of Horrors” was created in London by Marie Tussaud. The earliest Japanese haunted house was installed inside a private residence, but soon got more popularity as part of Japan’s traditional Kabuki performance. Japan has always been obsessed with horror stories and all forms of entertainment adaptations based on them. Judging from countless titles of world famous thrillers made in Japan, it is not hard to imagine that Japan never runs out of new ideas (and most of them are exclusive to the Japanese culture) for haunted houses, combining the most scary ghost stories, settings, latest technology (including VR and 3D) and a diversity of horror elements to stimulate and frighten your senses. Keep Reading
LocoBee is a new kind of communication app that helps travelers in need by allowing them to connect with Loco (local people) who can communicate in the same language.
Non- Japanese people who are familiar with Tohoku called “Tohoku Tsu Ambassadors” introduce information about Tohoku’s beautiful facets and resorts for foreign visitors on the website All About TOHOKU Resorts. The website has established on December 5th.
For this guide service, the Guest (tourist) fills out a request form for a guide. Guides then may then view the requests of the Guests and apply to a candidate for a guide; upon which, the Guest selects a Guide from among those who applied for candidacy to form a match.
Kyoto’s well-established theme park Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto), which has a huge film set representing the Edo era, will have an illumination event called “Toei Kyoto Studio Illumination Fantasy Hikari no Hana Matsuri” on December 23, 2016 (Fri), December 24 (Sat), December 29 (Thu) to January 3 (Tue), January 7 (Sat), and January 8 (Sun).
“KAWAII” objects of Oiran and Edo will be lit up, and some fun events will be held. You can take many “KAWAII” photos in the wonder world.
Just step out of Narita Airport and you will find a cheerfully colored vending machine waiting for you. Get your prepaid SIM card there and be connected right from the start when exploring Japan!
This video shows the processes of check-in until check-out and also introduces room maids, how to enjoy a Japanese room, how to wear a yukata, how to use a hot spring bath, and so on.
“Museum Grutto Pass Kansai” is established 10 years ago, and on Wednesday, July 20th in 2016, “Kansai Museum 3 Day Free Admission Pass 18” Japanese version will be released. (The English version will be released on Thursday, September 1st in 2016. )
The Universal Studio Japan is opening a limited-time event “Universal Jump Summer” which features the widely popular anime Dragon Ball, ONE PIECE, and DEATH NOTE, and you can enjoy the world class attractions.