Fruits of persimmon are widely eaten by Japanese people. The fruit has enriched vitamins, especially vitamin C. In addition to the fruits, the leaf and peel of Japanese persimmon have enriched nutrition and are actually used in some drinks.
“Mikoshi”, the Japanese ceremonial wheelless vehicle, is used in festivals of Japan. Many festivals in which you can enjoy “mikoshi” are held in Autumn in shrines and so on all over Japan.
“Kiku” is a national flower in Japan and has traditionally been produced in various regions in Japan, especially since its gardening started in the Edo period. The best season to view “kiku” is October or November, where its exhibitions are held all over Japan.
“Goshuin” is a bright red seal which is put in a shrine or temple. Previously, it could not be provided unless a worshipper completes “shakyo,” a challenging Buddhist practice.
Kamikochi is a popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps. It is one of Japan’s most scenic spots, located in Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy different flowers, birds, insects and colors of trees every time you visit.
The facilities used in the previous Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 have supported the sport culture of Japan since then, by providing the environment that enables the people to play or hold the major competitions of various sports.
Japan often gets hit by typhoons, due to its location surrounded by the sea. Usually, from summer to autumn, 10 or more typhoons approach Japan each year.
Nachi no Taki Waterfall in Wakayama prefecture is a great spot to visit during your stay in Japan. Its location, Wakayama, is a little far from Tokyo, but if you use an airplane from Haneda airport in Tokyo to Nanki Shirahama airport in Wakayama, you can access there relatively simply.
It is one of the most popular summer activities for elementary school kids and their fathers to catch Japanese rhinoceros beetles and stag beetles.
Akita Kanto Festival is a famous lantern festival held in Akita, a prefecture located in the northern part of Japan. The festival is one of the most beautiful summer festivals in Japan.
The shaved ice called “Kakigori” is one of the most common street foods during the summer festival (“natsu matsuri”) season in Japan. If you can go to a specialty store for “Kakigori,” you can enjoy it during all seasons.
There are a variety of amphibian buses for sightseeing in and near Tokyo.
Famous “Aizome,” indigo dye commonly known as “Japan Blue” or “Hiroshige Blue,” is produced from the Japanese indigo plant using an extraction process called “Tate.” The Japanese famous artist, Hiroshige (Hiroshige Utagawa) used the glorious blue color in his paintings.
“Tanabata” is an event held on July, 7th. A famous festival is “Sendai Tanabata Matsuri”, held in Sendai city, which belongs to Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. Usually, it is held on August 6th, 7th, and 8th, which is July according to the Chinese calendar.
Kanji is a typical form of the characters used in Japan. Each Kanji character represents its meaning by virtue of its shape.
Hato bus is the most common sightseeing bus available in Tokyo. There are multiple options beyond Hato bus to enjoy Tokyo comfortably.
Rice cake is a Japanese food that is eaten at honored occasion or honored day. Previously, it was a special food only for honored occasion like the New Year’s party, and no one can eat it at an ordinary day. Today, you can eat rice cake whenever you like.
Japanese Imperial Palace is built on the ruin of the previous Edo Castle, which was the center of government in Edo period.
“Katsuo” means bonito and is being commonly enjoyed in Japan. It is characteristic that the first bonito of the season is considered a seasonal tradition of early summer.
In modern Japan, for the wishes of their sons growing up to be strong healthy boys, Japanese people display imitate Kabuto in their house every May 5th.
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