See More Of Japan In These Walking Tours | Clozette


Checking out Japan’s most popular attractions is a must-do when you first visit the place. Sure, it’s touristy, but it at least lends you a basic understanding of their rich culture and history when you don’t have much time to explore the area. But sometimes, once we crossed off those in our itineraries, we can’t help but search for something more. If you’re looking to see more of the Land of the Rising Sun, these walking tours in Japan will help you discover more of its beauty.



Architectural tour in Tokyo



In Tokyo, you’ll find a number of fascinating architectural masterpieces, all of which give a deeper story about the city. Intrigued? The next time you visit Japan's capital, have an artistically enriching experience by joining one of the walking tours hosted by Showcase Tokyo Architectural Tours. Roam about the city’s districts such as Omotesando or Ginza. With the help of their licensed tour guides, you’ll discover more of Tokyo’s historical background in just a few hours.


Gastronomical journey in Osaka


Osaka at night


Dubbed Japan’s kitchen, Osaka is home to an overwhelming number of F&B establishments. It’s almost the perfect wonderland for a foodie, but the density of the restaurants can also make it difficult for everyone to narrow down their choices. That’s why if you’re hoping to have a taste of the best local dishes, hop on a gastronomical tour around the city. There are tons of walking tours in Japan specifically catered for foodies. For one, there's Taste Osaka’s curated experiences. Their guided backstreet night tour will take you into the heart of the city, letting you in on the hidden, local hangs that offer great food and warm company.



Beyond the famous torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine


Walking Tours in Japan such as Craft Tabby's guided tours can let you discover the Torii Gates in Fushimi Inari Shrine and more


When people visit Kyoto, most of them head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine just to take a photo at the picturesque torii gates. But the famous shrine has so much more to offer beyond that. With Craft Tabby’s alternative walking tours in Japan, you’ll get to learn more than by just independently roaming around. Visit the locals who live in the mountain, have your future read, and learn more about Japan’s politics and religion. The deeper you trek, the more you’ll discover.



Wellness getaway in Ishikawa



Want to avoid the crowds in the more popular destinations? Go straight to Ishikawa Prefecture instead. After spending most of your trip visiting Kanazawa's well-preserved Edo-era districts, reserve a day to rejuvenate at the nearby city of Hakusan. Kanazawa Walking Tours hosts a wellness tour around the foothills of the sacred Mount Hakusen, a perfect place for you to find your Zen. At the hands of a local master, feel the relaxing healing energy of Reiki. Afterwards, reconnect yourself as you wander through Shirayama-Hime Shrine and experience first-hand the spiritually rejuvenating Misogi Shinto Ritual. 



A rural retreat in Kunisaki


Discover Kawanaka Fudo in Kunisaki and more through walking tours in Japan


Go off the beaten path and head off to Kunisaki, one of Japan’s most beautiful yet lesser-known areas. Untouched by modern life, the rural peninsula has a deep religious and historical past you can uncover when you join Walk Japan’s Kunisaki and Yufuin Walk. This short-stay five-day tour will introduce you to the breath-taking Kunisaki, and the nearby Yufuin, one of Japan’s most elegant hot-spring resorts. Along the way, you’ll meet local farmers who work in sustaining and reviving Kunisaki.



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Time to channel your inner Zendaya or Billie Eilish for a dash of attitude. Take a break from the high heels and tight skirts and switch to hoodies and chunky trainers for a dramatic change. The boyish trend is nothing short of comfortable, but it's also very effortless to style. Scroll away to check out how the Clozette Community express their inner tomboy through their outfits. 


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Retro fisherman hat


Retro fisherman hat
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Tracks and baseball cap


Tracks and baseball cap
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Hoodies with chunks


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Oversized tees and jacket


Oversized tees and jacket
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Want to go the extra mile? Check out these Bubblegum looks.

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Rejoice, ARMYs! After their month-long hiatus to recover from a worldwide tour, including multiple appearances on global TV shows and presenting at the Grammys, BTS is officially back to business. Many were initially expecting a longer resting period from the K-pop boy group as their agency Big Hit Entertainment said that this is the first time they're taking a break since their debut in 2013. But fans were both shocked and exhilarated waking up to the news that the group was seen at Incheon Airport in Seoul a couple of hours ago, off to a new engagement overseas. This was later confirmed by a statement from their agency, officially letting everyone know that more BTS content is underway. 



#BTSisBack immediately trended on Twitter, with Bangtan Boys' stans expressing their excitement for having the idols back on the road. Many were also quick to note — and fawn over — the noticeable changes in the boys' visuals. Major highlights include Yoongi's lush locks, Taehyung's animé-inspired look, and Jungkook's knuckle tattoos which spelt ARMY — which may or may not be real, but fans were still quick to commend the nod to the fandom. 


BTS Comeback Tweets

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BTS is said to resume their Speak Yourself World Tour starting in Saudi Arabia next month, but no definite plans to come after. So, in our excitement, we decided to throw in our predictions on what this comeback might be brewing soon. 

New music



Of course, we're starting with the obvious! Since the release of Map of Soul: Persona at the beginning of this year, ARMYs are left speculating on the release of its second half in the latter part of 2019. But the boys have become extremely busy — and after the break, we assume they will continue to be — to settle and record a new album in Seoul. Still, with their quick turnaround to the limelight even after pledging to rest and unwind, we can't help but think that squeezing in new music for their fans might just be underway without even us realising it. 


More stints in American television



BTS truly caught the attention of the whole world being the first K-pop group to ever appear and perform in many American TV spots. From Saturday Night Live to a couple of late-night talk shows, ARMYs were treated to a lot of content to gush over given how mainstream these idols have become. And given that their first appearance together after the short hiatus is set abroad, we can only expect more of BTS making it into our cable subscriptions.  



More bts from BTS



Fancam-style features were made popular by Korean television shows featuring celebrities and idols. And sure, we love their performances, but nothing beats our boys when they're in their most candid moments. With their comeback and being on tour definitely means a lot of playful footages from behind-the-scenes are hitting our socials again soon and we're definitely on board with that. 


BTS for Coachella 2020



With BLACKPINK owning this year's Coachella, who's to say that BTS won't be making its way into the music festival's stage next? Global fanatics have been petitioning for it to happen for years now to the point that their not being included in the lineup in 2019 caused even more headlines than the news announcing BLACKPINK joining the event. We can only cross fingers for now, but who knows? Maybe BLINKs and ARMYs can party in Coachella next year should the music gods allow it.


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P.S. Have you heard? BTS' label is currently looking for new female idols! Check out the deets here


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