• Visit the World Heritage “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” on “SPACIA
    Visit the World Heritage
    “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” on “SPACIA”
  • Visit Kumano, one of the most popular spiritual areas in Japan
    Visit Kumano,
    one of the most popular spiritual areas in Japan
  • Fantasy in the night sky – Enjoy fireworks in Japan!
    Fantasy in the night sky
    – Enjoy fireworks in Japan!
  • Bon-Odori Dance through the Night?! Gujo Dance in Gifu
    Bon-Odori Dance through the Night?!
    Gujo Dance in Gifu
  • Sunflower Fields Colors Summer in Japan
    Sunflower Fields Colors
    Summer in Japan
  • Fun to look at! Erase well! Japanese erasers
    Fun to look at!
    Erase well! Japanese erasers

Monthly Topics

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2015.05

Visit the World Heritage “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” on “SPACIA”

The year 2015 is the 400th anniversary of the death of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate. This year, many extravagant festivals and events will be held at places including Nikko Toshogu Shrine, where Ieyasu is enshrined. The anniversary events make Nikko very special, and there will be time-limited festivals only for this year in Nikko. Let us introduce the beauty and the highlights of Nikko, accessible in just 110 minutes from Asakusa!

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2015.05

Fantasy in the night sky – Enjoy fireworks in Japan!

Beautiful fireworks that sparkle in the night sky are a seasonal tradition in Japan. Japanese fireworks are highly evaluated around the world because of their beauty and varieties in styles. These fireworks are created by professionals called pyro technicians. This issue of Web Magazine introduces how they are created and information on contests where pyro technicians compete using their skills.

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2015.05

Bon-Odori Dance through the Night?! Gujo Dance in Gifu

Gujo Hachiman, a town of water where waterways run through the town. This quiet and calm town turns into one filled with excitement in the summer. In the event of Gujo Odori dance, many people from afar participate and dance all together through the night during Japan’s Bon Festival season in mid-August. Dress yukata (cotton kimono) and put on geta wooden sandals, and dance until the morning with them!

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2015.05

Sunflower Fields Colors Summer in Japan

One of unforgettable views of Japan’s summer is the vivid panorama of blue sky and full of yellow sun flowers in the fields. Here are some spots for breathtaking sunflower fields in Japan.

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