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Visiting Osaka in February? Here Are 3 Interesting Events to Look Forward To!

Winter season is one of the busiest and most eventful seasons in Osaka. From December through February, parties, illuminations, and other colorful holiday events are held everywhere. Check out some activities and events that you can enjoy if you plan to visit Osaka this February 2018! 1. Plum Blossom Viewing Want to experience flower viewing…

Find Cheap International Groceries at This Great Supermarket in Japan!

For international people in Japan or even Japanese people who are fans of foreign products, purchasing foreign imported food can be difficult and sometimes very costly. A small piece of cheese can set you back 1000 yen, and many items you will struggle to find at all. You may know of the chain stores such…

Visit Various Attractive Spots in Japan in One Day With These 2 Limited Tours!

Would you like to start your year by touring around Japan? You can’t go wrong with Hato Bus’ multi-language tour courses facilitated by guides who have proficient knowledge of Japanese history. As early as the first quarter of 2018, the company will be offering bus tours that feature many popular tourist spots where you can…

CULTURE

Want to Be Among the First Few to Ride Japan’s Newest Bullet Train? Here’s How!

Did you know that Japanese bullet trains (Shinkansen) go on trial runs before becoming fully operational? Usually, it takes a lot of time to develop a bullet train and there are a lot of demonstrations that include quality checks, speed tests, and more. What if someone gave you an opportunity to participate in a maglev…

How Many of the Richest People in Japan Do You Know? Get to Know 2 of Them Here!

Did you know that some of the richest people in the world come from Japan? The country has a definitive list of wealthy people in high-ranking positions who contribute to Japan’s rich economy. These people play a major role in raising the country’s different sectors in order to make immense progress in today’s world. Get…

Get to Know This Japanese Math Rock Band and Catch Their Performance in Otsu!

Japanese rock music is highly innovative and its constant stream of popular musicians touring the United States and Europe proves this. One refreshing band to enter the rock scene recently is called “tricot.” This super creative band has released their third studio-length album which is entitled “3.” They will be performing in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture…

What’s Popular in Japan? Here Are the Top 3 Hit Products of 2017!

It’s that time of the year again when Nikkei Trendy releases a top 30 ranking of the hit products in Japan for the year, i.e. between October of the previous year and September of the current year, based on three aspects: sales, novelty, and influence. This ranking is a good indicator of what’s hot in…

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This Budget-Friendly Aquarium in Shinagawa Is Perfect for a One-Day Tokyo Trip!

As Japan consists of groups of islands, there are a lot of unique marine species in its waters, contributing to the number of aquariums in the country. This is also the reason why seafood occupies a predominant part of Japanese cuisine. Japan is widely known to tourists as a costlier destination and likewise, the entry…

Relax and Surround Yourself With Books at This Book Lover’s Haven in Shinjuku

A book lover’s haven has opened in the heart of Shinjuku, Japan. Discover the pleasures of staying at the TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT below! TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT A post shared by TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT (@tba_shinjuku) on Dec 21, 2017 at 3:44am PST The TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT occupies the fourth, fifth, and sixth floor of the Shinjuku…

The Top 10 Vegetarian Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

Being a vegetarian while traveling or living in Japan can sometimes be daunting as vegetarian meals are not as ubiquitous as other delicious meat and seafood-based delicacies like yakiniku, karaage, sushi, ramen, and many more. So here is a list of restaurants for my vegetarian friends who wish to have scrumptious meals in Tokyo that…

Check Out This Brand New Ramen Restaurant in Meguro!

Ramen, though originally from China, is a noodle broth dish that is hugely popular in Japan. As well as the regular chain restaurants with their own flavours and styles as well as national favourites, there are many stand-alone establishments as well that you can find all over the country. Sometimes, they are run for decades…

KYOTO

Don’t Miss This Spectacular Snow Lantern Festival in Kyoto This Winter 2018!

With many places to visit and activities to do during winter in Japan, this cold season is popular among tourists. One of which is to visit Shirakawa-go and marvel at old, snow-covered thatched roof houses illuminated at night. Unknown to many, there’s actually another place in Japan that has traditional thatched roof houses as beautiful…

This Teahouse in Kyoto Serves Hello Kitty-Themed Japanese Food and Tea!

If you’re a huge fan of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and Japanese tea, you’ll be glad to know that you can now enjoy both of them together at a special teahouse in Kyoto. Japanese Tea House Hello Kitty Saryo allows customers to enjoy Hello Kitty-themed food and tea in one place. They have an incredible food…

OSAKA

Visiting Osaka in February? Here Are 3 Interesting Events to Look Forward To!

Winter season is one of the busiest and most eventful seasons in Osaka. From December through February, parties, illuminations, and other colorful holiday events are held everywhere. Check out some activities and events that you can enjoy if you plan to visit Osaka this February 2018! 1. Plum Blossom Viewing Want to experience flower viewing…

6 Must-Try Dishes and Restaurants in Dotonbori, Osaka’s Food Heaven

Dotonbori is a popular tourist destination in Osaka, Japan. The district is famously known as a heaven for food enthusiasts because wherever you look, you can see countless food establishments. Here are six famous places in Dotonbori where you can get some of the best Japanese dishes! 1. Otako A post shared by JUNKORO (@boochawan)…

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Get Cozy and Enjoy Quality Hand Drip Coffee at This Secluded Cafe in Sapporo

When in the colder parts of Japan such as Hokkaido, wouldn’t you want a nice, hot cup of delicious coffee? If so, you’ll surely enjoy your coffee experience at Cafe MORIHIKO, a rustic cafe located in Sapporo. Check it out! What makes Cafe MORIHIKO Unique? In Hokkaido Prefecture’s Sapporo City lies Cafe MORIHIKO, a tiny…

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2018!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty and unique experiences. With excellent ski and snowboard resorts such as in Niseko, Rusutsu, and Asahidake, impressive mountainous areas all over the island, and charming traditional towns such as Biei and Tsurui, this area of Japan is…

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Save Money With These 3 Companies Offering Discount Coupons in Japan!

It was my first time to visit Yokohama in August 2017. One of their main attraction is the Cup Noodle Museum. My friend Kei, who happens to be from Yokohama, surprisingly has never been to the Cup Noodles museum, and that’s why we decided to include it in our itinerary. Upon entering, Kei showed me…

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your Name Correctly in Japanese

Japanese is a language that looks beautiful when written down. Calligraphy is a popular art celebrating the beauty of the Chinese-originating characters, kanji. Written Japanese is an art form itself, and it’s fun to be able to write characters and words you know. This article gives a complete guide to writing your own name in…

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Find Cheap International Groceries at This Great Supermarket in Japan!

For international people in Japan or even Japanese people who are fans of foreign products, purchasing foreign imported food can be difficult and sometimes very costly. A small piece of cheese can set you back 1000 yen, and many items you will struggle to find at all. You may know of the chain stores such…

These 2 Special Wines Are the Perfect Complements to Popular Japanese Dish, Sushi

Although there are several types of wines that go well with any type of dish, there are some that were specifically created to complement a particular dish. There are a few wine brands targeting sushi lovers with their pair-up drinks known as “sushi wines.” Check out these two wines that are meant to be enjoyed…