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3 Great Ideas on How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Japan

Another year is almost over, and no doubt you’re thinking about how to spend the New Year’s celebration while you are in Japan. Christmas in Japan is very different to how it is in most Western countries; people often eat chicken and see illuminations with their partner rather than eat homemade food with their families.…

Going Drinking in Japan? Here Are 7 Tips and Rules to Keep in Mind

It’s no secret that the Japanese love to drink. Most people have been to at least one “nomikai,” usually a business- or work-related event where a group goes to an izakaya (Japanese pub or bar) to drink and bond. Although cocktails, bottled alcoholic drinks, and beer are very popular in Japan, there is also the…

All About the Japanese IC Card and How to Get One

An IC (Integrated Circuit) card is a handy card that anyone staying in a city in Japan should have. They are easy to get and can be used in a variety of ways. Someone who is traveling around the city for a day will probably use their IC card at least once. So what is…

5 Cards That You Should Never Be Without in Japan

Point cards offer benefits and discounts to customers who are loyal to one business and frequently buy things at their stores. Nowadays, more and more companies and shops are utilizing their own point cards to encourage people to revisit their business and reap the benefits. Other times, cards can be used as shortcuts to pay…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Enter a Restaurant in Japan!

‘Irasshaimase’ is a very common Japanese phrase which means ‘welcome’ or ‘please come in’, and it can often be heard when you step into a restaurant in Japan. Imagine the scenario of the staff greeting you, then leading you to your assigned table. Now, if you are new to Japan, you may ask yourself the…

How to Take Your Bicycle on Trains, Buses, and More in Japan

Japan is seeing a huge rise in the number of bicycles as many areas and streets have been redesigned with bikeways for cyclists. There are also some exclusive long-distance bike trails for serious bicyclists out there. If you visit smaller islands in Japan where public transport is limited, cycling is one of the few ways…

Hungry but in a Hurry? Try These 4 Easy Japanese Breakfasts!

With our busy lives, we tend to not care about having a filling breakfast anymore. There are people who skip breakfast and straight up go for brunch or lunch, especially since many restaurants do not open until before noon, thus putting their health at risk. If you grew up in an Asian household, you better…

Try These 4 Unique Japanese Cookery and Culture Courses in Osaka!

Do you want to learn and understand Japanese culture in a fun and delicious way? Sakura Cook is a Japanese cooking school in Osaka where you can learn the proper way to prepare and cook your favorite Japanese dishes, whilst at the same time learning about Japanese food, culture, and history. Because of the special…

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

Touring Kyoto by Bus? Here’s a Guide on How to Ride Kyoto City Buses

Kyoto is a very touristy place that has several beautiful attractions which are accessible by bus. Riding the bus is an efficient and economical way to go around the place. Some people think that using the bus is complicated, but it is actually easier than it looks. The city’s bus system is tourist-oriented as there…
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