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August 11 is a public holiday: Mountain Day. It is the new Japanese holiday which has started in 2016. A mountain in which season would you like to climb?
How about bath additives as souvenirs from Japan? Whether hot summer or cold winter, Japanese people love taking baths all year round! Since Japanese people enjoy bath time so much, there are many kinds of bath additives on sale. You can easily find them in drug stores or department stores, and they're good for adding a little extra thing to your souvenir shopping.
Japanese sweets reflect the four seasons. The great taste of each season is heightened inside these small sweets. August is the height of summer! Here we want to introduce the refreshing Japanese summer sweets to you.
Japanese autumn is all about the autumn leaves. It is as if the fields and mountains are painted red and yellow, and the Japanese saying: kinshu, or autumn as beautiful as brocade, is perfectly fitting for such beautifully painted mountains. Because the period can be enjoyed for longer than cherry blossoms, it is easy to make travel plans, which is great. Here are some places that you can see the autumn leaves around the capital, while sightseeing around Tokyo.
When I was a child, I was obsessed with girls’ manga. Here, I’d like to introduce you to some titles that I think are enjoyable to read even today. Some of them are still running and not finished, which inspires complicated feelings in me as a fan—sometimes I’d like them to end, but sometimes I just want them to keep going.
From Tokyo, you can reach Kamakura in about an hour. Kamakura is one of Japan’s old capitals, and I recommend it for people who are looking for a spot to see temples in the environs of Tokyo. Allow us to introduce a number of temples and shrines with a rich history and natural environment, which are popular areas among Japanese people as well.