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Feeling Queasy? Try This Instant Japanese Herbal Reliever!

Almost everyone has suffered from indigestion issues at least once in their lives. If you experience indigestion or other stomach issues quite often, you may want to try this popular antacid herbal product from Japan called “Ohta’s Isan Antacid Powder”. It is said that this product is also a very popular purchase among tourists from…

5 Travel Passes to Help You Get Around Kyoto on the Cheap

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, in all four seasons, Kyoto is always a beautiful sightseeing place for tourists to visit. For anybody wanting to go to Kyoto for a 1-day or 2-day visit and hasn’t planned how to visit each tourist attraction in Kyoto, here are the recommended cost-efficient ways of transportation passes that might suit…

What Are Your Options to Keep Warm in Japanese Winter?

Japanese winters are as harsh as they get. Different areas of Japan could get completely covered in snow and it is impossible to stay long outside during this season due to cold winds coming from the North. Staying inside a room without proper utilities could be just as harsh. Let’s see what utilities one needs…

Things You Need To Know About the Visa Policy of Japan

To visit Japan, you will usually need to obtain a visa before you get on the plane. rakuraku-p.jp/ However, there are some countries that are exempted from the need for a visa to enter and stay in Japan for a certain amount of time. Also, for some countries there are special visa policies in place,…

Where to Find and Buy Halal food in Japan?

‘Halal’ is a very common word in today’s foodie world. Thanks to the wider acknowledgement of Muslims, the term can be heard daily now. But how many of us know what this term really means? Simply put, Halal means the food permissible to have according to Islamic law. In the past, Japan was a country…

Travel Japan on the Cheap with the Seasonal Unlimited Train Ticket

Traveling in Japan, or more accurately moving from point-to-point, is usually one of the major expenses during any kind of trip, especially if you don’t have a “JR Rail Pass” (internationally issued ‘all-you-can-ride pass for foreigner travelers visiting Japan). This is the sad reality foreigners who live in Japan face: there are few options to…

Get to Know Your Buses: From Luxury Travel to Everyday Commuting

The transportation system in Japan is an area the country is very proud of. People living in Japan take the train, subway, taxis and buses as their main form of transport and so do tourists visiting the country. Transportation in Japan is also quite efficient and punctual. Buses in Japan, along with the train and…

Planning to Rent an Apartment in Japan? 7 Important Things to Prepare

It is one of the biggest challenges that many foreigners have to face when they plan on staying in Japan: looking for a place to live. For foreign residents, renting an apartment (アパート, apaato) in Japan could be exciting yet painful at the same time. It is a complicated process that requires a lot of…

Essential Tips on Enjoying Hot Springs at a Japanese Inn

Taking mineral baths or bathing in hot springs is one of the oldest Japanese traditional cultures. In Japanese language, they are called “Onsen (温泉)”. board.postjung.com/ Onsen can be considered a part of Japanese daily life. The water originally comes from the underground after passing through an impermeable layer of clay and stones which contain accumulated…

Bosai: Preparing for Disasters and What to Do When They Happen

The word bosai may have a broad meaning, but it is most commonly associated with disaster preparedness and taking actions when such catastrophes strike. This word is taught to children at an early age and the government regularly conducts public awareness campaigns and earthquake drills around September 1, which is also the anniversary of the…
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