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How to Update your Manaca Commuter Pass in 8 Easy Steps!

The manaca is a great little passcard for travel in and around the city. It’s available at a reasonable price and so very convenient to travel from one train line to the next. Although there are many benefits of manaca cards, renewing it can be a bit troublesome. nic-nagoya.or.jp/ I used to always wait in…

For Ladies Only: A Guide to Female Sanitary Products in Japan

When you pack up your life and move to the other side of the world, there are lots of big things to think about: learning a new language, getting used to a new currency, a different climate, cultural differences, change in diet… etc. So with all these big things on your mind, you may very…

Cash, Credit, or Debit? Payment Options in Japan

All countries in the world have different kinds of payment methods. When you are coming to a new country, whether it be for staying long-term or just for traveling, it can be a little problematic for you to get used to the new payment system. If you are wondering how to pay in Japan in…

Japanese Chahan (Fried Rice) Mixes: Super-easy and Yummy!

There may be days when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner but want to make something really fast and there is nothing at home except for leftover rice. Well, why not try these fried rice mixes? They come in a variety of flavors and are super easy to make. Choose…

There She Blows! – 5 Typhoon Preparedness Tips

Japan is indeed a very safe country crime-wise, however, natural disasters are not at all that rare in the land of the rising sun. One of the frequent natural calamities in Japan would be typhoons. While the majority of typhoons certainly won’t blow you away, they may cause many inconveniences, as the electricity and water…

How to Prepare Shabu Shabu Deliciously for Friends and Family

Shabu shabu is a popular Japanese dish. It consists of thinly sliced meat and a variety of vegetables and sauces boiled like “hot pot” style in a skillet on the table. Several versions of the dish can be found in Korean as well as Chinese culinary but are still similar to the Japanese hot pot.…

What to do when you get sick in Japan

Lying on the floor, writhing around in considerable agony, I realized for the first time just how far away from home I was. But Medical Care in Japan need not be complicated, and my experience gave me new found motivation. en.rocketnews24.com/ I dislike hospitals. Having worked in several in my home country, you’d think the…

Cycling in Japan: Rules and Tips

Japan is a country of mountains and stunning scenery. If you have ever spent time in Japan you would have noticed the amount of people getting around on bicycles. Although 70% of Japan is mountainous many of the towns and cities are built in flat valleys. This means that cycling is a great, cheap and…

Poppin’ Cooking: DIY Sushi–Shaped Sweets Kit!

Japanese sweets have been popular for a long time – very tasty, and often very cute! But, have you ever tried any of the Poppin’ Cooking series of sweets? Well, you’re missing out! What are you talking about? bidorbuy.co.za/ Poppin’ Cooking is an extremely popular, and rather different brand of sweets here in Japan. These…

3 Must–Have Free Apps for First–Time Travellers in Japan

With the booming tourism industry, we see a significant increase of people who travel to other countries all over the world for sheer fun and adventures. And when it comes to a country as historically rich and advanced as Japan, it’s quite easy to understand why it’s on the top of travel destination lists of…
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