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Mode Gakuen Spiral

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
In the Japanese city of Nagoya is a 36-storey twisted skyscraper Mode Gakuen Spiral, whose height reaches 170 meters. The tower was built on the busy central street of the city, it is in close proximity to Nagoya Railway Station. Unlike other world-famous skyscrapers of the planet, the Mode Gakuen Spiral tower is the location of not at all office premises, but at once three large training centers.

Within its walls is the Gakuen Fashion School, the Information Technology Center and the Institute of Medicine ISEN. The unusual construction of the building has been developed with the direct participation of students and has a profound meaning. Aspiring to knowledge and reaching heights in science, they remain an integral part of the real world. The building looks very elegant and a bit like a … Read all

Alcatraz in Tokyo

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
Fast-food restaurants of the Alkatraz chain, the main feature of which is the original design in prison style, are incredibly popular in Japan. At the entrance to a restaurant, visitors are read out the rules and after they remove fingerprints, all visitors to the restaurant may change into a real prison robes for the duration of their stay. The decoration of the halls corresponds to the conditions of the prisons. Tables are installed in original cells separated by bars.

One of the most original restaurants in the chain is located in Tokyo. Alcatraz ER has been stylized as a prison hospital. Its staff is wearing medical uniform, and visitors are taken to their table in a cell in a wheelchair. Syringes and scalpels instead of cutlery, corresponding to the menu theme with awesome names of … Read all
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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Traditions and festivals in Japan

Tokyo is a magnificent city, where the stone jungles merge with ancient temples, latest technologies - with the ageless traditions, rich history - with futuristic prospects and innovations. Traditional folk festivals and cultural events are celebrated on a grand scale here. Festivals are accompanied by colorful folk performances, where the fun atmosphere reigns. Perhaps, the most popular and anticipated event in Tokyo is the traditional Sakura Matsuri Festival. With the advent of spring, all the … Read more
Throughout April, visitors to Kyoto have the opportunity to watch charming dances of real geisha (geiko) and their students (maiko). The festival is colorfully called “Miyako Odori”, which translates from Japanese as “dances of the capital” (in this case Kyoto is meant as the cultural capital of the Land of the Rising Sun). Geisha dance in kabuki theaters, while large-scale performances are held at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. Attending the festival is a great opportunity to get … Read more
An interesting festival for every traveler is Toka Ebisu. It takes place at the very beginning of January, opening the festive calendar of Japan. The event is dedicated to Ebisu - this is the name of the Japanese god of fishermen and luck. To witness the carnival means to bring good luck for the next year, and that's why it is so important for citizens. During the festival, you can not only watch colorful fancy-dress parades, but also buy “Fukusasa” (branches of young bamboo with amulets … Read more
In addition to the already mentioned Ice Sculpture Festival, Sapporo is the venue for other fascinating events such as the beautiful one called Yosakoi Soran Matsuri. It is dedicated to the traditional Japanese dance “Yosakoi”. The festival takes place at the beginning of June and occupies an important place in the cultural life of the capital of Hokkaido province. During the event, you can see dance troupes on the central street of the city. Participants are brightly covered in traditional … Read more
Fukuoka never ceases to attract tourists who like to rest in large modern cities. It is a thriving metropolis, one of the ten largest and most densely populated cities in the country. Surprisingly, modern and rapidly developing city has managed to preserve the cultural heritage of past centuries. Many travelers arrive to the city at the beginning of May, when the Golden Week Festival is held in Fukuoka. It is a series of several national celebrations; traditionally the most striking and … Read more
It should be noted that rules of etiquette in Hiroshima are very different from those that take place in a number of European cities. It would be useful to learn about some intricacies of the local culture and accepted rules of behavior to show respect for locals and avoid awkward situations. Thus, it is inadmissible to enter the house in shoes for outdoor walking, as it is considered a sign of bad manners. It may seem strange to many foreigners, but it is also unaccepted to bring soap to the … Read more
Residents of Kobe are characterized by a respectful attitude to their traditions, some of which date back hundreds of years. The city has become known to many travelers thanks to its Festival of Light (Kobe Luminarie), which is now one of the most interesting events in its festive calendar. For the first time, this festival was held in 1995, and the reason for its organizing was very tragic. In 1995, a strong earthquake struck Kobe, killing thousands of citizens. After the earthquake, the … Read more
Nagasaki hosts many annual festivals, each of which has its own unique history. In August, during the traditional Obon Festival, local residents honor the memory of deceased relatives. For this event, townspeople built small boats with photographs of relatives who died in the current year fixed on them. A solemn procession passes through the city streets to the harbor where the symbolic boats are burned. At first glance, the festival may seem fully mournful, but there is also a festive part. … Read more

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