Furusato Matsuri ( ふるさと祭り ) is a very traditional festival held in mid-January every year inside the Tokyo Dome stadium. You will be able to see many traditional dance performances and taste many local Japanese foods. It’s an all-in-one experience because food companies and dance performers from all over Japan will gather here to sell their products or to perform their arts. It’s definitely an eye-opening experience for everyone who doesn’t have the chance to travel around Japan. If you are looking for nice traditional Japanese souvenirs, you may find some interesting stuffs here in Furusato Matsuri (Festivals of the Hometowns). Here is some information on how to get to… Read More
It is very common to see especially in the traditional summer festivals children and young people wearing plastic masks of their favorite characters. Of course the characters are usually traditional or fads at the time. From manga or anime characters to legendary figures.
The “Kumade” is a type of ornament that is sold at the festival “Tori no ichi” and serve to pray for prosperity. Sellers are lively and celebrate each sale singing and clapping. These Kumade are decorated with many gold and silver details, and there are also various sizes and prices. The truth is that everyone is beautiful and makes you want to buy them all, but unfortunately are usually quite expensive. Although this festival is celebrated throughout Japan, in the district of Asakusa is performed the most famous and crowded, attended by thousands of people seeking their good fortune.
Ranking first in the “Best Overall Experience” category in TripAdvisor’s World City Survey in 2014, it is no wonder why Tokyo is one of the most visited places in Japan. Local and foreign tourists alike are attracted to visit these places: Yokohama, Odaiba and Tokyo Disneyland. Read on to know why. Yokohama: The Populous Municipality of Japan Yokohama is officially Japan’s second largest city with a total population of 3.7 million that makes Japan an incorporated city. The city is considered as one of the most populous municipality in Japan and is the capital of the Kanagawa Prefecture. As far as the municipality of Japan is concerned, Yokohama remains popular… Read More