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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…

4 Ways to Become a Voice Actor in Japan

They are the voices behind the characters we love. Voice actors, known as seiyuu in Japanese, have the capacity to make or break a character’s persona with the power of the voice. A lot of popular anime characters from hit series have a huge fan base but, more often than not, the voices behind them…

Want Free Internet Access While Traveling in Japan? Find Out How Here!

Need to update your status on your social media accounts while traveling? Or perhaps you need to frequently check your email even when you’re out of your home country? Although Japan has several free Wi-Fi spots, you may still need a reliable SIM card to help you access the Internet and communicate with people back…

Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…
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