This time, we don’t have as much as
last time – which was our biggest update as of yet! – but there
are still a few new pages.
First of all, we improved the website’s
design so that people who are using a tablet or their mobile phone
can navigate more easily. There may be a few small bugs to fix, which
we hope will be done before the next update.
In this new category you will find theCulturepage – since it is most fitting there – as well as a few new pages, such as the Languagepage, introducing you to the Japanese language. This again has several sub-pages going into more detail about Hiragana and Katakana, with other pages like kanji, honorifics,and many more to be added later on!
And last but not least: we are now on
Social Media! You can find us on Instagram, Twitter,
and Facebook. Be sure to check us out, and follow us, as we’ll
be posting many new things!
Enjoy DiveIntoJapan, and see you around
15 March for the last update for the winter.
Additionally, you can also see when a page has been last updated at the end of it. This will make it easier for you to know how up-to-date the information that you read is.
The “Going to Japan” page is a new main page, which you can access directly from the top menu on every page. At the moment, you can only access the Tourism section, which itself only has a few pages at the moment. You can also see pages that are worked on and will be added soon, such as “Living, Working, and Studying in Japan” pages.
We have added a number of pages again, and tweaked a little bit the design once more. Pictures should also load significantly faster, without losing too much quality.
A page about Festivals in Japan has been added, and the notable Gion Festival, or Gion Matsuri, in Kyoto, is the first one to have a complete page. You will find not only information about the festival, but also a complete time table with pictures. The Aoi Matsuri, as well as the Jidai Matsuri will be added later.
A new Aquarium page has also been added, as well as a FAQ for Japan, as well as a FAQ about this website for any questions you may have concerning why we decided to do things like so or so.
The Help page has also been redesigned in such way that you can use the left menu (or first menu popping up on mobile) to see the most important information first. We hope this will help you in case of a real emergency. And a Tsunami page has also been added.
Other than that, we have a functioning Error 404 page, as well as a working search function.
That’s about it for this update. Enjoy the site, and unless another blog post is made, the next update shall be made around February 15.
Consider this the first bi-monthly website update. We have changed the design, and are still improving pages and small things here and there.
The Special Days section is almost entirely complete, with most official holiday, and several other important days in Japan. Once all the official holidays have been added, other important days such as White Day will be added little by little.
Dive Into Japan is a place where you will find tons of information about Japan, from how to prepare for the voyage, to the most magnificent places to visit.
The way we will differentiate ourselves from other websites about Japan is that we do not intend to only write about popular locations, but also about lesser known, yet beautiful areas. There are literally thousands of obscure temples and shrines with no information in English, and many with very little information in Japanese. We believe that these interesting places with their own story and history deserve to be shared, and known not only by the locals, but by everyone who plans on traveling there.
Aside from information about festivals, shrines, temples, or gardens, we will also create pages and articles for people who want to study or work in Japan. We will strive to create the largest online database about Japan.
Enjoy your stay on DiveIntoJapan, as well as wherever you will go in Japan!