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Happy Hanami! Or how to get the most out of Sakura Viewing

Things to do at Hanami Do you know about Hanami? Hanami is one of the Japanese spring traditions. As cherry blossoms are getting pink, and beautiful, we hang out, picnic and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. Actually, Hanami is an event to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, but there is a word that describes one…

How to move to Japan?

There are many reasons why you would want to live in Japan There are many reasons why people would want to live in Japan. From their individual interest to the country, safety factors, wanting to gain particular knowledges in subjects, and other reasons that make people want to start a new life in Japan. But…

TIPS: How to master the Fancy Japanese Toilets

totowashlet-techno.co.jp Once you landed in Japan, one of the things that will really catch your attention is their toilets (toire or otearai in Japanese). They are very fancy, clean and huge but can also give you some headache. You heard it right! Japanese toilets can be complicated if you don’t know the proper way of…

Experience the one of a kind Japanese tea Ceremony

ameblo.jp It is commonly called as the way of tea, a traditional and spiritual art of ceremony that engage preparation of green tea(matcha). To achieve a perfect tea ceremony the tea host spend decades mastering and practicing the art of doing a tea ceremony like measuring procedures for serving tea infront of a guests, proper…

A Simple Way to Eat Rice and Eggs that Will Change the Way You Eat!

TKG – Today’s young generations all know and use this abbreviation. This indicates “takago kake gohan”, which is simply rice with an egg. We often eat this for our breakfast or light meal. This is literally simple and easy, but also known as one of the best Japanese food for men and women of all…

Earthquake Preparedness: Japan Style

city.kumagaya.lg.jp I was awakened one morning by a voice alarm coming from my phone: “Jishin desu! Jishin desu!” it said, and yes, there indeed was an earthquake. That was my first strong earthquake experience in Japan, and it was also a first that a voice alarm superseded the silent mode on my mobile phone. It…

The 3 tips for Japanese train manner

There are many cultural manner depending on countries. You should follow the manner when you are in Japan, also, I think the time to follow the manner is when you take trains. Is because there are many people especially in the morning, and some of them are in hurry because of their job, and school.…

How can I get to the correct station?

When you visit Japan, and if you decide to use public transportation to move, I m really sure Japanese transportation system especially trains in Tokyo make you freak out. Because there are many lines, many people, and many stations. I think most difficult thing is to get correct station. However, there are many system for…

Rain on your hanami day? No worries!

Many people here are speaking of hanami, which is becoming a common word for foreigners. It is very beautiful Japanese-styled party for the occasion. However, what if it rains the day you plan to have hanami party on? The time of your Japan trip should be limited, and it is often difficult to postpone it…

Experience to share: The headache of house moving in Japan

Because Tottori University International House (probably that of other universities too) only caters international students for a maximum of one year, I moved out to rent an apartment last month. Author’s photo Hey, I tell you what, the whole process was quite tedious, especially if you have a problem communicating in Japanese. For me, although…
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