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The Best Souvenirs in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka Chinese Character Models

Chinese character model
Japan Toy dealers have recently launched the "Chinese character model", which has become popular souvenirs among local landmarks in "Tokyo" and "Osaka". PLEX, a subsidiary of Japanese toy maker BANDAI, launched the "ゴトプラ" series model. The first series launched "Tokyo" and "Osaka". Two Chinese characters can build the local landmarks - Tokyo Tower and Osaka Castle, and both landmarks available...

Buy Your Luck?! New Year’s specialty Fukubukuro – Lucky Bags!

Fukubukuro Lucky Bag
One of the special and fun New Year’s activities in Japan is the bargain sale called Hatsuuri or the first sale. The highlight of Hatsuuri is the sale of “Fukubukuro” or lucky bags, which is a very popular custom in Japan. The idea behind Fukubukuro originates from a bag that God carries which is filled with luck. Fukubukuros are...

Rima Zeidan and the Fung Brothers Show You Gastronomic Hong Kong

Taiwanese model and TV presenter Rima Zeidan explores the foodie side of Hong Kong with the Fung Bros.  Egg waffles worth serenading, Xiaolongbao, amazing pudding in an electronics markets, wallet-friendly Michelin-starred fare and more.... Watch the video and turn on the subtitles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58eQPOH3yl4]  

Bicycle Sharing in Tokyo Shinjuku City

Community Cycle is the system that has docking ports in each area, and you can rent a bike at any docking port and return it to any docking port you like within designated area. Tokyo is a small place with a lot of people.  Because it is the most high population density in the world, it is more convenient to...

A Korean BBQ Lover’s Birthday Cake

Hanwoo
Hanwoo (한우) is sort of the Korean equivalent of Japanese Wagyu: It's a breed of cattle native to Korea. If you love Korean barbecue beef, you must visit this Korean restaurant to celebrate your birthday! The Samjeongjib 삼정집 Korean restaurant in Seoul was once visited by many TVs, and their unique dish - Korean Hanwoo Birthday Cake, became a popular birthday...

Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama

Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama
The world’s first instant ramen, Chicken Ramen, debuted in 1958. In 1971 cup noodles went on sale for the first time anywhere and instant ramen became an international food. Today 95.4 billion serves of instant ramen are consumed every year. The Cup Noodles Museum is located in Minato Mirai, Yokohama, celebration for the 40th birthday of Cup Noodles and opened on September 17, 2011. You can experience the...

10,000 Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong

The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Shatin
The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Are there really 10,000 Buddhas at this Monastery? Surely such a thing isn’t possible?” Well, I discovered it is possible. Here’s a little history lesson about the Monastery: Built in 1957 by Reverend Yuet Kai and his disciples, the Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas took eight years to complete. It took...

The peaceful place in Hong Kong: Tsz Shan Monastery

Tsz Shan Monastery (Chinese: 慈山寺) is a large Buddhist temple located in Tung Tsz, Tai Po District, Hong Kong. As a Chinese Buddhist monastery established for the inheritance of the teaching of the Buddha, Tsz Shan Monastery is a sanctuary for the purpose of spiritual purification, and endeavours to open the door to compassion and wisdom for the public...

Japanese Kabuki Spectacle Premieres at Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Kabuki Spectacle performance of Koi-Tsukami Renowned Japanese Kabuki actors Somegoro Ichikawa and Yonekichi Nakamura will clash with the giant carp from an impressive 165-foot stage constructed inside Lake Bellagio during the 30-minute production Vivid visual imagery set on water using 15 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors, reaching nearly 60 feet in height and 984 feet in length. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVPJQSJFq4] Panasonic presents with Shochiku, renowned global...

Discover Oita’s Amazing Hot Springs with Synchronized Swimmers

Oita's Amazing Hot Springs
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ZWZJgixtw] A promotional video by Oita Prefecture features the hot springs (onsen) for which the region is most famous. Led by Olympic medalist Raika Fujii, the “Shinfuro” Shinfuro: Synchronized swimmers perform choreography while moving in the baths to a new musical arrangement by Oita local Rentaro Taki. Oita (大分県) is a coastal prefecture on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It's best...
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