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Travel Japan: Money-Saving Tips

Japan often has a reputation of being an expensive place to travel. This is true, but it can also be very affordable with the right budgeting. This article will help guide you on managing your finances while traveling through this amazing country (and also leave plenty of money left for shopping!) General Costs Accommodation resources2.news.com.au/…

7 Daily Habits Considered Rude Elsewhere, But are Perfectly OK in Japan

There are many communication rules in Japan and sometimes they might seem confusing of what is and isn’t appropriate. However, there are a few rules that would be considered impolite in other countries, but in Japan, those rules are not applicable. 1. Not tipping! There is no tipping system in Japan and the surprising fact…

Dining at Kaitenzushi (Conveyor belt sushi)

koomarestaurants.com/ Everyone loves sushi. I mean, who wouldn’t? Raw it might be, but something to remember about this Japanese cuisine is that it looks as fresh and great as it can be. Sushi consists of cooked vinegared rice served as the base, topped with various ingredients from vegetables to meat, eggs, seafood(which would be the…

3 MUST WATCH YouTube channels for Japanese food lovers

If you do not understand Japanese but love cooking Japanese food or simply just love watching Japanese cooking videos, these three channels are the best choices for you! Cooking with Dog i.ytimg.com/ This is one of the most popular Japanese cooking YouTube channels. It almost reaches 1 million subscribers. As you may guess from the…

Tips to Have Ultimate Fun in Japan’s Public Parks

Author’s photo A large percentage of the population in Japan’s cities and towns live in apartments. Homes in Japan often feature yards and gardens much smaller in comparison to those of the West. Public parks serve as open spaces for people to gather and enjoy a natural setting outside of but close to home. Consequently,…

NeruNe, A Unique Type of Japanese Candy

Neru-What? livedoor.blogimg.jp/ Neru Neru NeruNe is a Japanese snack intended for children, but so much more. It is a do-it-yourself candy. The package contains around 3 different packets. Once you mix these packets with some water and mix, you get a delicious snack. This is great for adults as well as children. Flavors and Varieties…

Shrine vs. Temple, telling them apart is easy!

I have always been confused as how to differentiate between a shrine and a temple. It took me few years before I was finally fully able to distinguish them. When my friends and family were coming to visit me in Japan, they would ask me the same questions. So, let me summarise the differences that…

Something you have to know before visiting Tokyo!

r.gnavi.co.jp/ Are you planning to visit Tokyo? If so please check this out! Monjayaki (もんじゃ焼き) is Japanese traditional food which is pretty famous especially in the Shitamachi districts such as Tsukishima (月島), Asakusa (浅草) and so on. Asakusa Access Tsukishima Access However, the ways to cook Monjayaki are different depending on the Monjayaki restaurants. Today…

4 things you better know before travelling to Japan

If you are planning go to Japan or already booked your flight tickets to Japan, here is a list of the things you’d better know before going. It will help to make your travel smoother and more fun! ATMs Most Japanese ATMs don’t accept cards issued outside of Japan. But no worries, you can use…

4 Tips for Seeing Movies in Japan on a Budget

1. Movies in Japan blog.livedoor.jp/ If you are a movie buff, like me, you know that there is nothing like experiencing a movie in the cinema. And few countries do movie theaters like they do here in Japan. Japanese movie theaters are second to none. With reserved seating, you never have to worry about getting…
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