Shotengai Magazine

Tokyo vs. Osaka: Which City Suits You Better?

Tokyo vs. Osaka: Which City Suits You Better?

Osaka and Tokyo are the two cities that most people think of when they think of Japan. Tokyo is a giant megapolis, while Osaka has earned an impressive 10th place on...

Tokyo vs. Osaka: Which City Suits You Better?

Osaka and Tokyo are the two cities that most people think of when they think of Japan. Tokyo is a giant megapolis, while Osaka has earned an impressive 10th place on...

Hanami: Japanese Flower Viewing

Hanami: Japanese Flower Viewing

Japan is home to thousands of sakura (cherry blossom) trees. Sakura is one of the most prominent images in Japanese culture. Hanami (flower viewing) has thus become an indispensable activity for...

Hanami: Japanese Flower Viewing

Japan is home to thousands of sakura (cherry blossom) trees. Sakura is one of the most prominent images in Japanese culture. Hanami (flower viewing) has thus become an indispensable activity for...

Hinamatsuri: Japan's Girls' Day

Hinamatsuri: Japan's Girls' Day

Hinamatsuri is a Shinto festival on March 3 every year. It is Girls' Day to celebrate the health and happiness of girls. It's also known as Doll's Day because dolls...

Hinamatsuri: Japan's Girls' Day

Hinamatsuri is a Shinto festival on March 3 every year. It is Girls' Day to celebrate the health and happiness of girls. It's also known as Doll's Day because dolls...

Kodomo no Hi: Japan's Children’s Day

Kodomo no Hi: Japan's Children’s Day

In Japan, Children’s Day is called Kodomo no hi and is celebrated on the 5th of May. It is a traditional holiday established to honor the individuality of children and celebrate...

Kodomo no Hi: Japan's Children’s Day

In Japan, Children’s Day is called Kodomo no hi and is celebrated on the 5th of May. It is a traditional holiday established to honor the individuality of children and celebrate...